The incredible work that Tyson Fury and his wife Paris have been putting in during lockdown has been acknowledged – after the WBC appointed the duo as ‘Heroes of the World’.
The World Boxing Council created the “Heroes of Humanity” award to recognise those heroes and heroines who, day after day through their various actions, bravely face and support others during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The coronavirus has caused disruption all around the world, but the Fury family have persistently done their best to try to keep spirits high, with daily workout videos, kind donations and much, much more.
Their brilliant dedication has now been rewarded by the WBC and its President, and the ‘Gypsy King’ was extremely grateful to receive the award.
Fury said: “Thanks to the WBC for the amazing award. We’re absolutely honoured to receive these great awards from the WBC. Paris and I have been doing our workouts live every morning during lockdown, so thank you so much.”
The WBC awards are a good faith initiative and all nominations are considered to be reliable and truthful. Liam Doforo from England and Eric Donovan fom Ireland were also celebrated for their activism during the pandemic. Anyone with an opinion in the world boxing community can nominate anyone you think should be recognised. Send an email to [email protected] with the candidate name and a description of their actions to be considered a hero.
Fury is a larger than life character who continues to inspire since his 2015 shock victory over long-reigning heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko, who had held world titles for over a decade. The surprising win went down in history as one of the greatest ever underdog victories of all-time, alongside Mike Tyson vs Buster Douglas.
Fury's close friend and fellow world champion Billy Joe Saunders placed a bet for £5k on the correct outcome of that fight in Dusseldorf over four years ago, banking over £22k in winnings. Saunders has been known to dabble in gambling and chose fast payout casinos https://mrcasinova.com/fast-payout-casinos/ as his favourite online casino site. He is tipped to face four-weight world champion Canelo Alvarez next, after the pair were due to fight on the Cinco de Mayo weekend this month, and will also be entering the contest as the underdog, like Fury did against Klitschko and more recently against Deontay Wilder too.
It was a brilliant day for Fury, after news that his book ‘Behind The Mask’ was shortlisted for Autobiography of the Year at the Telegraph Sports Book Awards.
Fury is due to face ring rival and his last victim Deontay Wilder for a third time in what will be the first defence of his WBC belt. Promoter Bob Arum had hoped for an October fight date, but that is up in the air whilst the lockdown and travel restrictions are still in place.
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