Tyson Fury has put his mark on the Neil Diamond classic that’s a regular feature at boxing shows and British sporting events in general.
Not content with going for number one in the heavyweight division, ‘The Gypsy King’ appears to be trying it in the Christmas charts, too. Fury’s charity single – a cover of that old classic, Sweet Caroline – is now available for a first listen.
Complete with crowd participation, a football-themed lyric video, and a timely release date, it’s clear ‘The Gypsy King’ is attempting a World Cup anthem here. In fact, he said as much to the PA when news first broke of his musical efforts.
“Sweet Caroline is a record I’ve always loved and I’m excited to record and release it, and thanks to the folks over at Warner Music, they’ve given me the opportunity to do that, and what better time to release it than around the World Cup.”
“I always wanted to be a singer, even thought I’m quite s**t at it, but, like my wife keeps saying, fake it till you make it. I’m the next Tom Jones, I believe.”
Also featuring in the video is the logo for Talk Club, the men’s mental health charity that all money raised will go to. Fury highlighted the importance of discussing the issues he and others face.
“I’ve been very vocal about the mental health struggle and it’s been widely printed from highs and lows, ups and downs. I’ve tried my best to keep talking about it as much as I can and keep trying to smash the stigma, I suppose.”
Co-founders of the charity, Ben Akers and Gavin Thorpe, added that the WBC Heavyweight Champion of the World could save lives with his efforts.
“Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK. Tyson Fury is a champion, in and out of the ring to many of those men. Men see themselves in Tyson, so when he talks – or sings – they listen.”