To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK
Advert

John Fury Announces He Is Running To Be The Next Mayor Of Manchester

Published 
| Last updated 

John Fury Announces He Is Running To Be The Next Mayor Of Manchester

John Fury has announced his intention to stand in the next elections for the Mayor of Manchester. Watch below:

Loading…

Yes, you read that right. Fury, the father of two-time heavyweight boxing world champion Tyson Fury, says he intends to stand for the role in 2024.

Fury is hoping to replace incumbent Mayor, Labour’s Andy Burnham, who has held the job since 2017 and was re-elected to a second term in 2021.

Advert

While the announcement could very well turn out to be an April Fool's joke, you would put nothing past Fury - who once famously slammed British judges for being "political b******s" after seeing his nephew Hughie Fury lose a fight in 2017.

Announcing the news on Instagram on Friday, Fury said: “Morning to all out there. News.

John Fury is the father of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury (Image: Instagram/GypsyJohnFury)
John Fury is the father of heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury (Image: Instagram/GypsyJohnFury)

“I am running in the next election for the Mayor of Manchester, because these politicians are absolutely useless and I think I can do a better job.

Advert

“So keep listening, keep your eyes peeled and you’ll see me very shortly, up there in the elections in 2024.

“I’m sure I can do a better job than the so-called politicians of today.

“Thank you for listening. Have a nice day.”

Tyson Fury has also expressed his desire to move into politics after his boxing career is over.

Advert
Tyson Fury defends his WBC belt against Dillian Whyte on April 23 (Image: PA)
Tyson Fury defends his WBC belt against Dillian Whyte on April 23 (Image: PA)

Back in 2015, Fury revealed he had ambitions to become the next MP for his local constituency of Morecambe and Lunesdale in Lancashire.

“I want to make a change for the better for the place I live,” he said.

“I believe that I will succeed because of the influence I have over the people from the town.”

Advert

Up first for Fury though is his WBC title defence against Dillian Whyte on April 23.

Loading…

The two British fighters will face each other at the O2 Arena in London and Fury is confident of maintaining his unbeaten professional record.

“I’m gonna knock him out,” Fury told BT Sport.

Advert

“I’m gonna tell you the game plan: straight out of the block, straight to the middle of the ring, push him back, straightaway.

“Big, heavy artillery from round one, and see how long he can take it for, without being hit back.”

Featured Image Credit: https://www.instagram.com/gypsyjohnfury/?hl=en

Topics: Heavyweight Boxing, Boxing, Tyson Fury, John Fury

Rory O'Callaghan
More like this
Advert
Advert
Advert

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Boxing

Jake Paul Responds To KSI Offer And Names His Price To Fight In UK

6 hours ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Paris Saint-Germain Midfielder Idrissa Gueye 'Perceived As Hero' Back Home After Boycotting Rainbow Flag

16 hours ago