There might not be room for two global superstars in Manchester but the Gypsy King is thrilled to have the Portuguese Prince back at Old Trafford
Tyson Fury reckons there are two very good reasons to live in Morecambe and not Manchester these days.
One, because his old stamping ground isn’t big enough for the Gypsy King and Portuguese Prince to both call it home.
And, two, because no-one in the seaside town is having to queue for petrol.
Manchester United fan Fury, who defends his WBC heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday, said: “I’m really happy Cristiano Ronaldo is back — hopefully we win the league this year, but he is definitely going to score goals, we know that.”
“But if I lived in Manchester,” he added, laughing, “it would be a problem because the town ain’t big enough for both of us.
“But I’m an hour up the motorway now so he has got plenty of distance.
“We live in Morecambe and we don’t get traffic jams in Morecambe, we don’t get petrol queues in Morecambe, we don’t get anything in Morecambe.
“We get a lot of wind and rain, and sometimes we get some sun, but the one good thing is we don’t have a big population.”
Fury swapped Morecambe for Las Vegas a fortnight ago to complete his training camp.
And, a week from the fight, he added: “I feel terrible, absolutely terrible.
“But if you did an eight-week training camp and you were just winding down and you feel fantastic, you didn’t do it right.
“If you brutalise your body for eight weeks, training twice a day, six days a week, getting battered to bits in sparring by four or five different guys at a time, if you feel great then you’re a bionic human being.
“And in a week’s time, I will feel fantastic.”
Fury KOd Wilder in sensational fashion in February 2020 following their split decision draw in 2018 and he is ready to finish their story with another convincing win.
He said: “I don’t think you can get any more convincing than the last fight — it was the most one-sided heavyweight beatdown I have ever seen of an undefeated world champion.
“Round after round after round, so he couldn’t even say he got caught cold.”
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Fury’s dad, John, is convinced Wilder has made a mistake replacing trainer Mark Breeland with Malik Scott.
He said: “Do I think Wilder can bring anything different? No.
“But will he think he can? Yes, because he has been told he can by his new trainer, his new team.
“They will be telling him everything they think he wants to hear but I’m not convinced.
“All Wilder has got now is a load of unprofessional wannabe world-class trainers and on Saturday he will realise all those people who have been blowing smoke up his rear-end have been wasting his time.
“Tyson is fresher. He doesn’t have the same problems, he’s not coming off a devastating defeat, he hasn’t been beaten up as badly as Wilder and not been humiliated like him.
“He has a lot of demons coming into this fight, Wilder, and we’re going to see them.
“And when he can’t get his own way, he is like a spoilt kid.
“As soon as what his team have told him will work starts going wrong, he will revert to type and the Gypsy King will wipe him out.”
BT Sport Box Office will show Fury v Wilder: The Trilogy exclusively live in the UK on Saturday, October 9. For more info go to www.bt.com/sportboxoffice