Tyson Fury victory parade call from his Morecambe home after WBC heavyweight title victory over Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury celebrates his win against Deontay Wilder at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.Tyson Fury celebrates his win against Deontay Wilder at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.
Tyson Fury celebrates his win against Deontay Wilder at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. | Getty
Morecambe should roll out the red carpet to welcome home our very own double world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury.

The Gypsy King claimed the WBC heavyweight title with a stunning victory over Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas in the early hours of Sunday morning.

And now Morecambe Town Council is backing a campaign to honour the world champ on his return to the town.

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A post on the council’s Facebook page reads: “Morecambe Town Council congratulates Tyson Fury on his remarkable achievement in beating Deontay Wilder in the early hours of this morning to win the WBC heavyweight title. What a masterclass in boxing it was!

"The whole town is very proud of him and the Town Council supports the suggestion, and petition, for a 'Welcome Home' tour on his return.

"We will be working with our district and county councils to try and make this a reality!"

The Mayor of Lancaster, Councillor David Whitaker, said the city council was talking to its local partners about how to celebrate the champ's achievement.

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“On behalf of the whole district I’d like to send my wholehearted congratulations to Tyson on this magnificent achievement," he said.

"It was a sensational performance and I’m delighted his hard work and perseverance have deservedly reaped the rewards they so richly deserve.

"Having a world champion in our midst is surely something to be celebrated and we are speaking to our local partners, including Morecambe Town Council and Morecambe BID, about how we properly celebrate this tremendous accomplishment.

"We do, of course, also need to speak to Tyson about his own wishes and ensure any celebration fits with his busy schedule. Further details will be revealed once they have been confirmed.”

Morecambe MP David Morris also praised Fury saying: “‪Huge congratulations Tyson Fury, a fantastic achievement! Everyone in Morecambe is incredibly proud of you! "