Grand day out for Tyson Fury in Lancaster

The world heavyweight boxing champion had mixed fortunes at the bookmakers during a day out in Lancaster.

Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 9:47 am
Updated Wednesday, 13th April 2016, 9:57 am
Tyson Fury.

Tyson Fury scooped £432.50 on the Grand National winner Rule the World after placing a £10 each way bet at the Betfred shop on Saturday.

Rule the World romped home at 33-1 and the giant fighter, who lives at Hest Bank, later popped back in to collect his winnings.

Shop assistant Kim Bateson said: “I was chatting to him and asked him why he had chosen that particular horse. He answered by saying ‘Rule the World’ related to him!”

Earlier in the week Fury said he’d bet £1,000 on rival Anthony Joshua to be knocked out in his IBF World Heavyweight Title fight against Charles Martin.

But the Olympic Champion KO’d the American in two rounds on Saturday night and Tyson later tweeted how he was “talking about losing a grand”.

Tyson was also out and about elsewhere in Lancaster and Morecambe on Saturday.

The 6ft 9in champion had lunch in Molly’s restaurant on Church Street.

He was also seen socialising in the city centre on Saturday night shortly after Joshua’s bout took place at the O2 in London.

Fury was spotted with his friend, Morecambe’s Commonwealth boxing champion Isaac Lowe, in the Crafty Scholar pub and also in a Lancaster pizza takeaway.

Later he was seen buying drinks for fans at the Coast bar on Queen Street in Morecambe.

A customer said Tyson was “quite sober” and “a really top bloke”.

Fury is due to enter training camp soon for his scheduled rematch with former champion Wladimir Klitschko, who he defeated on points in a huge upset in November 2015 to claim the championship.

The bout is expected to take place on Saturday, July 9 at the Manchester Arena.