By Andrew Atkinson
Bring Me Sunshine! – overlooking Morecambe – WBC heavyweight boxing Champ Tyson Fury returned to his new £1.7million home after his Las Vegas KO of Deontay Wilder this month.
Fury is relaxing in the Lancashire seaside resort, the birthplace of Eric Morecambe, after retaining his WBC heavyweight boxing crown.
Fury, 33, and his wife Paris, 31, have purchased another house, after residing in a £550,000 property overlooking Morecambe Bay with their three daughters, Venezuela, 12, Valencia, three, two month old Athena, and three sons, Prince John James, nine, Prince Tyson II, four, and Prince Adonis, two.
Land Registry documents show the property was bought for £1,695,000 in December 2020 year by Tyson Fury Ltd.
Fury says his family is now deeply rooted in the quiet town, where people have adopted the Manchester born sporting superstar.
Mike Greenall, The Mayor of Lancaster, which includes Morecambe, said: “On behalf of the whole district I’d like to send my wholehearted congratulations to Tyson on this magnificent achievement.
“It was a sensational performance against Wilder and I’m delighted his hard work and perseverance have deservedly reaped the rewards they so richly deserve.
“Having a world champion in our midst is something our district can be rightly proud of.”
Paris revealed in 2020 they were to move to a new home, saying: “We’re in the process of moving house because we’ve had too many people at the door – too many strangers knocking.
“We have people coming to the house and the kids are opening the door and we don’t know who they’re opening the door to. It’s not what we need. It’s not the ideal situation.”
Fury said of Morecambe: “People say to me, ‘Why don’t you live in California’. But why would I?.
“I would never leave Morecambe. It’s true beauty. If the weather was better, every house here would be a million quid.
“I can’t be in a place that’s thriving everyday and there’s so much to do. I like to be in a place where there’s nothing much to do. Just train, eat, sleep, repeat.”
Fury, who has repeatedly earned up to £120 million during his career has been ordered by the WBC to fight the winner of this month’s bout between Dillian Whyte and Otto Wallin.
Fury’s promoter Frank Warren said Manchester United fan Fury is big enough to fill every stadium in England, with Old Trafford touted as a venue for his next title defence.
Fury could fight Dillian Whyte at Old Trafford on the back of his incredible KO of Deontay Wilder.
Warren said: “I would love that homecoming more than anything the British fans and everything. Can you imagine it?
“Tyson sells out any stadium in Britain, easy. The fans will come out for him.
“He deserves that hero’s homecoming now. He is the best heavyweight of his generation and he is up there with all of them.”
Fury, who has not fought in the UK since 2018, said: “It’s always been my dream to fight at Old Trafford.”