TYSON FURY has received a congratulatory message from UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov following his victory over Deontay Wilder.
The Gypsy King closed the book on his rivalry with the American last weekend with a sensational 11th-round KO in Las Vegas.
Celebs and sporting figures around the world took to social media after the fight to shower Fury with praise.
The Russian – who recorded the message while watching his training partners spar – said: “Tyson, congratulations, congratulations.
“It was a very good fight. And my coach wants to say congratulations.”
American Kickboxing Academy chief Javier Mendez then said: “Congratulations. It was an incredible fight, you’re an incredible fighter.
“Incredible human being, I really like your style.”
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‘Inshallah [God willing] I see you soon, brother’ was emblazoned across the following Instagram story update.
Dagestani destroyer Nurmagomedov, who wished Fury good luck before the fight, signed off by saying: “Congratulations again, brother.”
Nurmagomedov, 33, reckons fan favourite Fury is pound-for-pound best boxer on the planet.
When asked who he thinks is the best boxer in the world, Nurmagomedov recently told ESN News: “Right now? I truly believe Tyson Fury is the best.
“Heavyweight and undefeated and he beat everybody.
“Like very close, like Canelo [Alvarez], [Oleksandr] Usyk, [Terence] Crawford, like all these guys very close.
“Like just my opinion like top like Tyson Fury right now.”
And The Eagle would love to see Fury test himself against newly-crowned unified heavyweight champ Oleksandr Usyk.
He said: “I really want to see Usyk vs Fury. It’s gonna be a very good fight.
“He [Usyk] has very good skill and technique, Tyson Fury too.
“He is not like other heavyweights, more technique, his footwork is very good, his conditioning is very good, I really wanna watch Usyk against Fury.”
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