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Tyson Fury Could Have Chance To Fulfil Promise Made To Cristiano Ronaldo

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Tyson Fury Could Have Chance To Fulfil Promise Made To Cristiano Ronaldo

Tyson Fury could be in line for a sensational homecoming, after expressing his desire to fight at Old Trafford.

Fury retained his WBC title with an 11th-round stoppage victory over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night, and attentions have now turned to the Gypsy King's next fight.

Manchester United's home ground has not hosted a boxing fight since Nigel Benn came head-to-head with Chris Eubank back in October 1993.

Fury is a Manchester United fan and joked that the city would not be able to handle his and Cristiano Ronaldo's egos, when discussing the prospect of a fight at the Theatre of Dreams.

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"I have two fights left out here but I'd love to bring a world title fight back to Manchester," he told the Sun last week.

"It has always been a dream of mine to fight at Old Trafford. The last fight there was Eubank versus Benn in 1993 and that was massive.

"I'm really happy Ronaldo's back at Old Trafford - but this town ain't big enough for the both of us!

"If I lived in Manchester it would be a problem. But I'm an hour up the motorway in Morecambe so he's got plenty of distance."

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PA: Tyson Fury with Frank Warren
PA: Tyson Fury with Frank Warren

Promoter Frank Warren is determined to turn the prospect of a fight on UK soil into reality and confident that there will be a sell-out crowd wherever the next fight is held.

"I would love a homecoming more than anything, for the British fans and everything. Fury is the best heavyweight of his generation and he is up there with all of them," he told The Daily Star.

"Look at his size and chin and his heart to keep getting up off the floor, he gets up. That was the best heavyweight fight I've seen.

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"He would be a stand-out performer in any era, for anybody. Tyson sells out any stadium in Britain, easy, big time. The fans will come out for him.

"Everything is possible and we will just sit down and look at how we do everything."

PA: Dillian Whyte
PA: Dillian Whyte

A mouth-watering all-British tie with Dillian Whyte could be on the cards for a fight on home soil, but the Body Snatcher has the small matter of a fight with Otto Wallin next month.

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But Fury is basking in the glory of his current victory at the moment and will take some much-needed time away from the sport.

"I have just earned a well-earned break; I have been home two weeks in six months so before I start thinking about fighting other men then I'm going to bask in this victory.

"This was one of my greatest wins, I got off the floor to do it and I am the big dog in this division."

Topics: Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte, Cristiano Ronaldo

James Hilsum
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