LANCASHIRE local Tyson Fury delighted fans from his home county after his thrilling victory over Deontay Wilder on Saturday night.
After a brutal eleventh round knockout, Fury grabbed a microphone and belted down it: “Lancaster, la la la, Lancashire la la la!”
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Gypsy King Fury was born in Wythenshawe, in south Manchester.
He now lives in Morecambe – in the City of Lancaster district of Lancashire – hence the ‘Lancaster’ and ‘Lancashire’ chants.
Manchester was also historically part of the county of Lancashire, but since 1974 comes under the county of Greater Manchester.
And he gave a nod to his Lancashire roots after a savage knockout blow.
Fury’s football-like chant followed his rendition of ‘Walking in Memphis’ to the 20,000 strong crowd at T-Mobile Arena.
The 33-year-old changed Marc Cohn’s classic to ‘Walking in Vegas’ given the location of the fight.
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He also shouted: “Las Vegas, I love you baby!” at the end of his ballad.
It’s not the first time Fury has serenaded fans with a sing-song following a victory on US soil.
The Gypsy King famously sung ‘American Pie’ after his first bout with Wilder back in 2018.
That fight ended in a controversial draw, although Fury to this day claims he won the fight.
There was no debate over the winner yesterday though after Fury’s textbook knockout.
After Wilder took a number of heavy blows Fury revealed he went over to the Bronze Bomber to show him respect, although was immediately rebuffed.
Fury said: “I went over to shake his hand and say well done and he was like ‘No, I don’t respect you’.
“How can you say I’ve cheated when you know in your own heart and full team knows that you just got beat fair and square.
“He’s a sore loser, I’m sure he’s not the first one and he won’t be the last one.”