Tyson Fury thinks Eric Morecambe’s Rolls Royce packs a punch

Tyson Fury and his son Prince with Eric Morecambe's Rolls Royce outside the Midland hotel in Morecambe.
Tyson Fury and his son Prince with Eric Morecambe's Rolls Royce outside the Midland hotel in Morecambe.
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Boxer Tyson Fury took time out from training for his World Heavyweight Title fight to admire Eric Morecambe’s Rolls Royce.

The 6ft 9in fighter popped down to Morecambe’s Vintage-by-the-Sea festival on Sunday where the 1971 Silver Shadow was on display.

Mike Fountain, Eric Morecambe's former chauffeur, with the comedian's restored 1971 Silver Shadow Rolls Royce.

Mike Fountain, Eric Morecambe's former chauffeur, with the comedian's restored 1971 Silver Shadow Rolls Royce.

Tyson stopped in the Midland hotel car park to look at the vehicle once owned by the comedy legend.

Fury, who lives in the Morecambe area, said he was taken with the Rolls because he also owns a vintage Silver Shadow.

Restored by Carnforth hire car specialist and Lancaster city councillor Peter Yates MBE, the car is often driven to functions by Morecambe man Mike Fountain, who worked as Eric’s personal chaffeur.

Real name Eric Bartholomew, the Morecambe-born comic was one half of beloved TV double act Morecambe and Wise. He died in 1984.

Fury was joined by his wife Paris, daughter Venezuela and son Prince as he looked around Sunday’s festival, which drew more than 40,000 people to Morecambe.

Tyson was fresh from supporting his friend, Morecambe boxer Isaac Lowe, at a big TV fight in Leeds on Saturday night.

Fury was in Lowe’s corner as he won the English Featherweight Title live on Sky Sports.

He returned to training camp on Monday ahead of his world title fight with Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf on October 24.