Man Utd fan Tyson Fury eyes Old Trafford bout against Dillian Whyte for homecoming celebration after Deontay Wilder win

TYSON FURY’S sensational fight-of-the-century contender has earned him a ‘hero’s homecoming’ scrap in the UK.

Britain’s WBC heavyweight king wowed the boxing world by TWICE climbing off the canvas to dish out a thrilling 11th-round KO of Deontay Wilder.

Tyson Fury could fight Dillian Whyte at Old Trafford on the back of his incredible KO of Deontay Wilder

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Tyson Fury could fight Dillian Whyte at Old Trafford on the back of his incredible KO of Deontay WilderCredit: Reuters
Man Utd fan Fury could finally live out his dream of fighting at Old Trafford

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Man Utd fan Fury could finally live out his dream of fighting at Old TraffordCredit: Getty – Contributor

The WBC have ordered him to fight the winner of this month’s bout between Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin.

And Fury’s promoter Frank Warren reckons the Manchester United fan is big enough to fill every stadium in England – putting Old Trafford on stand-by for his next title defence.

Warren said: “I would love that homecoming more than anything the British fans and everything. Can you imagine it?

“Tyson sells out any stadium in Britain, easy. The fans will come out for him.

“He deserves that hero’s homecoming now.”

Fury, 33, who has not fought in the UK since 2018, recently revealed to SunSport: “It’s always been my dream to fight at Old Trafford.”


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Warren, 69, has spent 40 years in the business and reckons 6ft 9in Fury’s Las Vegas show on Saturday night was the greatest live event he has ever seen.

He said: “Fury is the best heavyweight of his generation and he is up there with all of them.

“Look at his size and chin and his heart to keep getting up off the floor, he gets up. He would be a stand-out performer in any era, for anybody.”

But Warren fears the Gypsy King’s breathtaking performance might mean Anthony Joshua is too scared to ever agree to a Battle of Britain undisputed decider.

That is, if the Watford man, 31, can even regain his WBA, IBF and WBO belts from Oleksandr Usyk in the spring.

Warren added: “Look at the comparison between Tyson’s and AJ’s last performances. If Joshua has just watched that, it will have frightened the life out of him.”

Warren would also consider working with Fury’s US-based promoters on a special UK start time that could keep the massive American market tuned in to buying the pay-per-views.

When asked if the US’s eight-hour West Coast time difference could be navigated around to maximise earnings in both markets either side of the pond, Warren said: “Everything is possible and we will sit down and look at how we do everything.

“I was really proud just to be involved and with him because he just proved himself to be a true fighting man.”

Fury admitted he was left dizzy by Wilder’s fourth-round knockdowns.

But he believes the win shows he is the greatest heavyweight of his era.

Fury put on a heavyweight masterclass as he picked himself up off the canvas twice to KO Wilder in Las Vegas

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Fury put on a heavyweight masterclass as he picked himself up off the canvas twice to KO Wilder in Las VegasCredit: Rex
Tyson Fury will next fight the winner of Dillian Whyte vs Otto Wallin

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Tyson Fury will next fight the winner of Dillian Whyte vs Otto WallinCredit: Dave Thompson Matchroom Boxing

He said: “This was one of my greatest wins. I got off the floor to do it and I am the big dog in this division.

“There were some shaky moments but I persevered and got that knockout.

“I got caught on the back of the head and was a bit dizzy. But I ain’t going to stay down.

“Knock me spark out and then I’ve lost. Failing that, I’ll come back and hunt you down. I hit him with an uppercut in the first and nearly broke my ankle.

“I went over on it and it’s severely hurt. But he went down first and went down last.

“As soon as I landed it, I jumped on the ropes as I knew he wasn’t getting up from that.

“I feel sorry for my opponents who have to fight me. I feel sorry for them because they’re fighting the fighter of the generation.

“I can only be the best fighter of my era, the best fighter of my generation. I’ve done that.

“I went over to say well done and he wouldn’t have any of it. The man’s a sore loser and proper s***house.”

Frank Warren believes Anthony Joshua will be running scared of Tyson Fury following his incredible showing against Wilder

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Frank Warren believes Anthony Joshua will be running scared of Tyson Fury following his incredible showing against WilderCredit: Reuters

Fury’s American promoter Bob Arum, who promoted Muhammad Ali, said: “I’ve been in this business 57 years and I have never seen a heavyweight fight as magnificent as this.”

Wilder’s trainer Malik Scott claimed his man broke his hand during the defeat

But the Bronze Bomber, 35, said: “I’m not sure what happened… I knew he didn’t come in at 277lb to be a ballet dancer.

“He came to lean on me, to try to rough me up and he succeeded.”

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