Tyson Fury has announced he’s sponsoring his local football club from next season.
The WBC heavyweight champion, who said after his defeat of Dillian Whyte back in April at Wembley Stadium that he would be retiring, revealed on Thursday that Morecambe will have his branding on their kits for the 2022/23 season.
It is understood that plans are in place for the partnership to be extended down the line.
Fury announced the deal on the Shrimps’ social media platforms, featuring on a video on the pitch at the Mazuma Stadium.
“The Gypsy King has just sponsored my local club, Morecambe Football Club.”
“Let’s have a fantastic season and smash it. Come on the boys and the girls. Get ’em!”
“I love the Morecambe area and it is a pleasure to be able to support my local club.”
We have some ʙɪɢ news for you… 👀🥊#UTS 🦐 | @Tyson_Furypic.twitter.com/TN5XeY6Hmj
— Morecambe FC (@MorecambeFC) July 21, 2022
Fury lives in the Morecambe area with his six children and wife Paris.
And Morecambe’s head of commercial Martin Thomas is delighted by the link-up, saying:
“We have a great relationship with Tyson and are proud to wear his Gypsy King brand on the first-team kits for the forthcoming campaign.”
“We now have a huge reach across the globe, with further presence on a worldwide stage due to this partnership.”
Morecambe will be looking to improve on last season’s dismal 19th-placed League One finish on the back of this deal, having finished just four points clear of the drop zone.
Fury looks set to continue his speaking tour of the UK throughout the rest of the year before assessing his options with regards a boxing return.
He insists that he will never fight again, unless Anthony Joshua is willing to fight him for free at Wembley Stadium, or Oleksandr Usyk, the WBA Super, IBF, IBO and WBO heavyweight champion who meets the aforementioned ‘AJ’ in a rematch on August 20 in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, can stump up £500million to get him back.”