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John Fury has announced his intention to stand in the next elections for the Mayor of Manchester. Watch below:
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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.”
Up first for Fury though is his WBC title defence against Dillian Whyte on April 23.
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.
“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.”
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