Tyson Fury Could Get Both Manchester Homecoming Parade And Civic Reception After Beating Deontay Wilder
Newly-crowned WBC champ Tyson Fury is potentially in line for receiving a homecoming parade and civic reception in his hometown of Manchester.
The 31-year-old Brit superstar put on a clinical performance against fierce rival Deontay Wilder last Saturday in Las Vegas to become heavyweight champion.
And now the Manchester Evening News reports that council bosses are open to the idea of a homecoming parade and civic reception for Fury, who was born in Wythenshawe.
The newspaper confirmed that a spokesman for the city, Patrick Karney, would 'discuss options' with his colleagues on Monday over honouring the 'Gypsy King.'
However, the report added that Manchester council would have to 'take into consideration' the controversial comments that Fury has previously made.
"We always like to applaud and honour our sports people who have secured honours," Labour Cllr Karney said.
"But our sportspeople need to be people that people look up to. There is a lot of debate about Tyson's comments about women and homosexuals.
"As far as I know, he reflected on that and put it all behind him. He has had a lot of health issues. He has been upfront and honest about that."
Fury's former trainer, Ben Davison, also took to Twitter and called for the country to hold a homecoming parade for the WBC champ.
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"If Tyson doesn't get a return parade this country needs to seriously take a long look at itself," he wrote on Twitter.
Boxing trainer Joe Gallagher echoed Davison's sentiments and wants Manchester United's iconic Old Trafford to be booked out for a Fury homecoming parade.
"Twice now winning World heavyweight titles on the road @Tyson_Fury," he wrote on Twitter.
"Let's get Old Trafford booked for the summer & hopefully he now gets his long over due credit [sic]."
Fans have flooded social media with messages calling on Manchester City Council to push ahead with plans for a parade.
Fury avenged his controversial 2018 draw to Wilder with a one-sided performance as he dropped the feared KO artist twice en route to a sensational seventh-round stoppage.
Boxing legends Mike Tyson and Lennox Lewis have praised both the 'Gypsy King' and his camp for their memorable victory in Las Vegas.
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