Undefeated world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has revealed that he is considering a serious investment in a third-tier English football club. It is about Morecambe, which is from the town of the same name, where Fury lives with his family.
The gypsy king has made no secret of his penchant for the “shrimps”, as the Ligue 1 club is nicknamed. He recently bought the football team’s training complex and trains there, and is also now the team’s sponsor, albeit not the main one.
Fury revealed his intentions in an interview with TalkSPORT, where he appeared alongside Simon Jordan, who was president of Crystal Palace between 2000 and 2010. The boxer asked Jordan what he thought about such a possibility.
“Quick question, I’m considering buying Morecambe, they’re in League One at the moment. I’ve been thinking of investing a specific number of millions in them,” the boxing star announced.
“By ‘invest’ you mean ‘throw’ those millions in there. You’re not using the right terminology,” Jordan quipped.
Tyson agreed, but hinted that his intentions were serious and he would like to help the club move up with the money in question, stressing that he had received an offer to buy Morecambe.
The team has a centuries-old history – it was founded in 1920, but until now it has never managed to climb higher than League 1, the third level of the pyramid of professional football in England.