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Fury shuns jet-set lifestyle for the ferry

2015-12-02 18:16
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Tyson Fury sang a song to his wife after defeating Wladimir Klitschko on Saturday, but perhaps he should stick to boxing.

Berlin - New world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury stayed true to his Irish traveller roots with a 20-hour journey home by car and ferry after his shock win over Wladimir Klitschko.

The 27-year-old Briton shook up the boxing world with a unanimous points win over Klitschko in Dusseldorf last Saturday to take the Ukrainian's IBF, WBA and WBO belts.

But Fury opted to travel home by car from Germany via the Dutch port of Rotterdam, taking a ferry to Hull in a mammoth voyage after discovering his wife Paris was pregnant with the couple's third child.

According to reports, because she has gone through several miscarriages in the past, the new champion wanted to take no risks after only discovering his wife was pregnant the day before the fight.

Meanwhile, according to reports, Fury is considering hosting a bumper rematch against Klitschko at Wembley Stadium to try to cash in on the champion's new status.

Klitschko took to Twitter on Monday to admit: "I still don't believe I actually lost. Man, I'm suffering," and his manager Bernd Boente said it was still too soon to talk about a rematch.

"It's all still a bit early. The fight is still only a few days old," Boente told SID, an AFP subsidiary on Tuesday.

Boente added that the fight could take place anywhere in the world and Fury is contractually obliged to offer a rematch.

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