Tyson Fury to sponsor League One side and local football club Morecambe this season, with the heavyweight champion’s ‘Gypsy King’ nickname and logo to be emblazoned on their home and away shorts
- Tyson Fury has revealed he will be sponsoring his local football club Morecambe
- Fury’s Gypsy King brand will feature on both their home and away playing shorts
- The 33-year-old is originally from Manchester but has been based in Morecambe
- Fury hopes for a ‘fantastic’ season and tell Morecambe to go out and smash it
Retired world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has revealed he will be sponsoring his local football club Morecambe for the 2022-2023 season.
The Shrimps have confirmed the news and announced that Fury’s ‘Gypsy King’ brand will feature on their home and away playing shorts for the upcoming campaign.
The club added that a further announcement regarding an extension to the partnership will be made ‘at a later date’.
Tyson Fury has revealed he will be sponsoring his local football club Morecambe next season
Fury, 33, is originally from Manchester but has been based in Morecambe for much of his boxing career.
Fury said: ‘Big announcement – the Gypsy King has just sponsored my local club, Morecambe Football Club.
‘Let’s have a fantastic season and smash it. Come on the boys! And the girls!’
Fury beat Dillian Whyte in April to retain the WBC title. He announced afterwards he was retiring but has been persistently linked with a return to the ring.
Morecambe’s head of commercial Martin Thomas said: ‘Tyson is a fantastic ambassador for the Morecambe area and it’s fantastic to have him on board.
‘Tyson is one of the most recognisable names in the world of sport, and will bring worldwide recognition to the club.’
Fury has been heavily involved in the Morecambe community. In August 2020 he was spotted taking part in a wheelchair race with some friends at Morecambe Bay.
He later shared a video to his social media and captioned it: ‘One of the hardest workouts I’ve ever done. #pleasetry 7 miles in a wheelchair. It was mega hard.’
He’s also been seen enjoy his local cafe – treating himself to some smashed avocado, smoked salmon and sourdough toast in Keegans coffee shop after defeating Wilder in February 2020.
Fury also led a march through his hometown – visiting different pubs which he claims are ‘racist’ and ‘banning’ members of the community.
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