Tyson Fury signed a huge tattoo of his own face on the arm of one of his super fans.
The 34-year-old world champion bumped into the fan in what appeared to be a hotel lobby.
Fury, who initially accused the man of being a fan of his fellow British star Anthony Joshua, took out his phone to record the moment that the fan unveiled the tattoo.
The fan’s tattoo, on his upper arm, showed the current WBC champion – who recently offered ‘AJ’ a lifeline and a potential pre-Christmas shot at the world title on the back of a pair of defeats at the hands of Oleksandr Usyk – wearing a crown.
Tyson Fury meeting a fan who has a tattoo of him today…
[📽️ @Tyson_Fury] pic.twitter.com/a4smzMG8SZ
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 8, 2022
The pair then both shouted Fury’s catchphrase “Get up!” before fist-bumping and heading their separate ways.
‘The Gypsy King’ took to Instagram once again, just hours later, to send a message to Joshua and his promoter Eddie Hearn as all parties attempt to negotiate an all-British showdown for the green and gold WBC bauble before the end of the year.
“This is it now, AJ, Eddie [Hearn]. Don’t get scared now. Agree to the fight and let’s give the fans what they want.
“I’ve given you an unbelievable deal, and unbelievable opportunity, so let’s go.”
“And AJ, if you really wanted this fight you’d say you wanted it and you’d just do it.
“November 26th [or] December 3rd. Let’s give the fans what they want. [There’s] no way out. Take the fight.”
Fury promised to post every hour until he got a reply from the former two-time unified WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO champion who slipped to 24-3 with 22 quick after his second defeat in less than a year at the hands of Ukrainian former undisputed cruiserweight champion Usyk.
Usyk called out Fury after beating Joshua at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia last month –– but he has since asked to sit out until after Christmas due to niggles suffered in his inexplicable split decision victory over his fellow former Olympic gold medallist.
An hour later, Fury shared another video message saying:
“AJ, where are you, mush? Time is ticking.
“AJ, I’ll make it nice and quick for you! I’ll do it inside six rounds so you can get out of there in one piece and go home and have a nice little night out on Sunday.
“Nice and quick, in and out, get paid and out you go.”
Eddie Hearn revealed earlier this week that Joshua and his team had accepted the initial 60-40 offer from Fury to fight for the WBC heavyweight title later this year, with just the date and venue the seeming sticking points, but Bob Arum has since stated that he “doesn’t believe” the fight will go ahead.
Further details will be revealed in due course.