Tyson Fury takes 240-mile taxi trip home from London after flying back to UK

Tyson Fury caught a taxi for 244-mile trip home from London Heathrow after arriving back in the UK following his incredible Las Vegas victory.

The heavy weight world champion arrived at the airport via Atlanta on Monday after spending 24 hours celebrating his win against Deontay Wilder in Sin City.

According to the Mirror, he was due to catch his third and final flight back to Manchester from the capital, but hailed a cab instead with one company offering the four-hour journey for £261.

Fury was returning home to Morecambe with wife Paris and brother Shane, where he will be warmly welcomed by the rest of his close family including his dad and six kids.

Fury’s younger brother Tommy had earlier had a travel nightmare of his own when he had to take a taxi from Las Vegas to Los Angeles because there were no available flights.

“Little update – had to get an Uber from Las Vegas to LAX because all the flights were full and all the car rentals were hired so silly me. Always plan in advance, guys,” he wrote on social media.

“Then flying from Los Angeles to London. Can’t wait to see my girl Molly-Mae; miss you so much.”

He then flew to Heathrow on the same flight as former heavyweight world champion Joseph Parker who has flown to the UK to link up with trainer Andy Lee to prepare for his rematch with Derek Chisora in December.

Tyson Fury hailed a taxi for the 244-mile journey home.

Fury’s celebrations ran long into Saturday night at Hakkasan nightclub, which is located inside the MGM Grand casino. The heavyweight champion entered the club to his ring walk song – AC/DC’s ‘You Shook Me All Night Long’.

The event was hosted by globally recognised DJ Steve Aoki with Fury and his entire team special guests in the resident DJ’s booth.

Paris, Fury’s wife, posted videos on social media of her triumphant husband partying, downing an £800,000 bottle of vodka before he led the crowd in singing ‘Sweet Caroline’ whilst topless.

The Gypsy King stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round.
The Gypsy King stopped Deontay Wilder in the 11th round.

Fury ended Wilder’s hopes for the final time at around 9.35pm local time and three hours later was in a nightclub, where he stayed until around 3am.

The party continued into Sunday with Aoki still part of the group as they attended Wet Republic for a pool party.

Fury has been tight-lipped over his next fight but is set to be ordered to take on WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte next, provided the Londoner sees off Otto Wallin later this month.

Whyte’s long wait for a title shot has been well-documented but he can finally secure one with victory over the Swede who gave Fury a tricky night when they met in 2019.

But regardless of his next opponent, Fury considers himself the best heavyweight of his generation.

He said after the fight: “I can only beat whoever’s in my era and I’ve done that all my life.

“I can only be the best of my day and I’ve done that. I’m the greatest heavyweight of my era, without a doubt.

“There’s a long, long line of [great champions] and they go right back to John L Sullivan, Jack Dempsey, Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Muhammad Ali, George Foreman, Ken Norton, Joe Frazier, the Klitschko brothers, even the guys from today like Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk and everybody else.

“They’re all good champions, but without sounding too sharp and clever, I’d place myself right on top of the pile. I believe that I could beat anyone in history. Any man born, I believe I’ve got a really good chance of beating him.”

Fury first knocked his opponent down in the third round, before twice hitting the canvas himself in the fourth.

After that though he went on to dominate the contest and claimed Wilder’s efforts never had him worried.

He said: “You go swimming and you’re going to get wet. You mess with fire long enough, you’ll get burnt. I’ve had three fights with the biggest puncher in the history of my sport, in my division.

“And he caught me. He caught me twice in the fourth round. But I was never thinking, ‘Oh, this is over.’ I was thinking, ‘OK, good shot, but I will get you back in a minute.’ And I did.

“I was very conscious. I saw the ref go ‘three, four’. I was always there. He shook me. He put me down. But that’s boxing and it’s life, as well.

“It’s not about how many times you get put down or how many times you lose. It’s about how you can come back and get up and keep moving forward.”

Having had his last five fights in America, Fury could face Whyte in a homecoming bout in the first quarter of next year.

Promoter Frank Warren said: “I would love a homecoming more than anything, for the British fans and everything. Fury is the best heavyweight of his generation and he is up there with all of them.

“Look at his size and chin and his heart to keep getting up off the floor, he gets up. That was the best heavyweight fight I’ve seen.

“He would be a stand-out performer in any era, for anybody. Tyson sells out any stadium in Britain, easy, big time. The fans will come out for him.

“Everything is possible and we will just sit down and look at how we do everything.

“I was really proud just be involved and with him tonight because he just proved himself to be a true fighting man and he deserves that hero’s homecoming now.

“They haven’t said anything for sure yet and it will depend when they want it to happen and we need to see what happens with Whyte and Wallin first because that is not an easy fight.”


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