Fury wins British Heavyweight title

Tyson Fury blows a kiss towards photographers during the British Heavyweight Title fight against Dereck Chisora at Wembley Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 23, 2011. See PA story: BOXING London. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.
Tyson Fury blows a kiss towards photographers during the British Heavyweight Title fight against Dereck Chisora at Wembley Arena, London. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday July 23, 2011. See PA story: BOXING London. Photo credit should read: Nick Potts/PA Wire.
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COULD the Lancaster and Morecambe district soon be able to boast its own World Heavyweight Champion?

That scenario looks possible after Saturday night’s live televised win for a boxer who considers himself this area’s adopted son.

Tyson Fury won the British and Commenwealth Heavyweight Titles with a thrilling 12-round points win over Dereck Chisora in front of 10,000 people at Wembley Arena and is now being named as a possible challenger for the world titles held by the Klitschko brothers.

The 6ft 9in Fury, who is of Romany Gypsy descent, lives in Lancaster and trains at Skerton Amateur Boxing Club with his uncle Hugh Fury.

The Manchester-born heavyweight was shown training on the promenade in Morecambe and interviewed outside Frontierland during the Channel 5 broadcast.

See The Visitor (27-07-11) for story.