World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is giving back to his local community by launching the Tyson Fury Foundation in his home town of Morecambe, Lancashire.
The foundation is billed as “giving youngsters the opportunity to reach their full potential and will serve as a new boxing, football and rugby facility.
More details will be revealed in due course but WBC, Ring magazine and lineal king Fury (30-0-1), who is currently preparing for a trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder in December, said on Instagram: “Great news I got it over the line. There will be a new boxing, football and rugby facility opening in Morecambe soon. The Tyson Fury Foundation.
“It’s giving the next Tyson Fury or the next Wayne Rooney the chance that we had. There will be sponsorship availability soon.”
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Great news I got it over the line, There will be a new boxing & football & rugby facility opening in Morecambe soon, The Tyson fury foundation, giving the next Tyson fury or the next @waynerooney the chance that we had. There will be sponsorship availability soon. #united #morecambe #uk @shrimpsofficial @scottmctominay @morecambegolfclub
Friday’s announcement was greeted with widespread from fans and fellow sporting celebrites alike. Fury’s former trainer Ben Davison along with current Manchester United footballer Scott McTominay were just two of those to comment with praise.
The move to launch the foundation is just the latest in a long line of initiatives for which Fury has been widely praised. His honesty and openness about his mental health challenges have been a real positive in pushing the issue to the fore, while his daily workouts with wife Paris have been credited with helping many people during the recent COVID-19 lockdown.