Tyson Fury com­ing to Coven­try

Coventry Telegraph - - FRONT PAGE - By ELIS SANDFORD News Re­porter [email protected]­plc.com

BOX­ING fans in Coven­try will have the op­por­tu­nity to meet and greet box­ing su­per­star Tyson Fury when he comes to the city early next year.

Fresh off of his stun­ning split draw with Deon­tay Wilder last week­end, he will be shar­ing sto­ries from his il­lus­tri­ous 10-year ca­reer dur­ing a live in­ter­view.

It was the big­gest fight since his re­turn to the sport, and many be­lieved that he de­served to have his arm raised at the end of the con­test.

But the big­gest mo­ment of the fight came in the 12th round, when Fury re­cov­ered from a huge knock­down, cour­tesy of his Amer­i­can foe, re­sult­ing in a judges de­ci­sion.

Come March 8, he will be swap­ping the Sta­ples Cen­tre in Los An­ge­les for Coundon’s Rialto Re­born, for “An Evening with Tyson Fury”.

Nick­named “The Gypsy King”, Fury will be pulling no punches when dis­cussing his ca­reer, and open­ing up about his bat­tles with ad­dic­tion and men­tal health dif­fi­cul­ties.

The event will be hosted by for­mer cruis­er­weight cham­pion and Sky Sports pre­sen­ter Johnny Nel­son.

Fans will also have the chance to pick up some rare mem­o­ra­bilia at the event with an auc­tion set to take place af­ter the in­ter­view.

Fury uni­fied the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO world ti­tles by de­thron­ing Wladimir Kl­itschko in 2015, in­flict­ing the Ukra­nian’s first de­feat in more than 10 years.

His WBC heavy­weight clash with Wilder came shortly af­ter a 30-month ab­sence from the sport, and Fury emerged with his un­de­feated record in­tact de­spite be­ing floored twice by Wilder in the later rounds.

The bout ended in a con­tro­ver­sial draw, with many crit­ics sug­gest­ing that Fury out-boxed his Amer­i­can op­po­nent for the ma­jor­ity of the tie, and was de­serv­ing of a points vic­tory.

Both Fury and Wilder re­main un­de­feated in their pro­fes­sional ca­reers, with talks of a re­match set to rum­ble on for the fore­see­able fu­ture.

The Manch­ester-born boxer, who has won by knock­out in 19 of his 27 fights, made his pro­fes­sional box­ing de­but ten years ago in 2008.

Fury rose to na­tional promi­nence af­ter de­feat­ing Dereck Chisora at Wem­b­ley Arena in 2011 to be­come the British and Com­mon­wealth Heavy­weight Cham­pion.

The even­tThe event at Rialto Re­born is be­ing pro­moted by Show­time Live, in as­so­ci­a­tion with Kong Events.

Dan Nelmes, di­rec­tor of Show­time Live, said: “Tyson Fury is one of the big­gest sport­ing names on the planet right now, and it will be fas­ci­nat­ing to be given an insight into his ca­reer and per­sonal life.

“He has more than earned his place at the top af­ter his high-pro­file per­for­mances against Kl­itschko and Wilder, and he has shown what a credit to the sport he is on more than one oc­ca­sion. Fans will have the chance to get up close and per­sonal with a range of ticket pack­ages on of­fer for the night, and we have al­ready seen a huge amount of in­ter­est.

“It’s go­ing to be an un­miss­able night at Rialto Re­born.”

Tick­ets for ‘An Evening with Tyson Fury’ start from £30, with a range of hos­pi­tal­ity pack­ages also avail­able.

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