Tyson Fury loves Morecambe so much he never plans to leave.
The unbeaten giant, one of Britain’s brightest boxing stars, has made the resort his home after moving to the area in the early part of his career.
The outspoken heavyweight spoke to The Visitor after his heated head-to-head with Dereck Chisora in Manchester on Saturday as the pair built up the their world title eliminator at the Phones 4 U Arena in Manchester on July 26.
Having only fought once in 18 months after the collapse of his battle of Britain with David Haye, Fury, 22-0 with 16 knockouts, is enjoying life knowing victory in his rematch with Chisora will secure a guaranteed shot at the WBO heavyweight championship of the world as well as the British and European titles.
He said: “I used to train there (Lancaster and Morecambe) early in my career and I fell in love with the place and I’m still there today and I’ll probably never leave.
“I’m happy, it’s nice. Life’s great when you’re in the fast lane and I’m definitely in the fast lane.
“I’m one fight away from fighting for the heavyweight championship of the world.”
Security had to come between Chisora and Fury at the Printworks as the former world title challenger reacted angrily to a tweet from the Morecambe man suggesting he was using anabolic steroids.
The Fichley fighter also engaged in a war of words with a member of Fury’s family as the pair answered questions at the public face-off.
Afterwards, Fury insisted he had no respect for an opponent he beat for the British and Commonwealth titles back in the summer of 2011.
The 25-year-old said: “I don’t respect idiots. There’s no respect for a fool.
“He talks like a fool, he acts like a fool, he dresses like one and he fights like one.
“It is what it is. I’m going to knock him out in July and good riddance to him out of the heavyweight division of Britain.”
After seeing a career high payday of around £5 million go down the drain with Haye’s injury, Fury briefly retired and came in heavy for his ring return in February, a fourth-round stoppage of Joey Abell.
But the controversial traveller says he’s now in fantastic shape ahead of his ticket to a world title shot.
Fury said: “I’m at fighting weight already, I’m great shape.
“I’m just looking forward to the fight. I went for a run in Williamson Park this morning with (Morecambe featherweight prospect) Isaac Lowe.
“We’ve been training really hard and there’s still 11 weeks left so those titles will be coming back to Morecambe.”
And Fury hopes to have plenty of support from Lancaster and Morecambe at the Phones 4 U Arena on July 26.
He said: “It should be a sold out Phones 4 U Arena and I’m hoping people come out and support me from all over.
“You don’t often get big heavyweight fights in the North West it’s a great fight to put on in Manchester.
“I hope people come from Lancaster and Morecambe. The more the merrier! It’ll be a great night and drinks are on me afterwards.”