Tyson Fury is hoping to take over Manchester after confirming his place at the top of heavyweight boxing with a ruthless victory over Deontay Wilder in Vegas.
After a draw in their first bout, the Gypsy King reclaimed the WBC crown with a seventh-round knockout victory in February of 2020.
There were then months of negotiations, with the fight on, off and ultimately on again, with the American winning a courtroom battle to get his rematch.
And on a night of high drama in Las Vegas, Fury got off the canvas on two occasions to floor the Bronze Bomber three times on his way to an 11th-round stoppage.
Fellow Brit Dillian Whyte now looks like Fury's most likely next opponent, as long as he beats Otto Wallin later this month.
And Fury has hinted that he would like to bring a world title bout back to his home country, having fought Stateside in his last five.
The Manchester United supporter said his dream was to headline a show at Old Trafford and warned Cristiano Ronaldo there is only room for one superstar in the city.
“I have two fights left out here but I’d love to bring a world title fight back to Manchester,” he told the Sun last week.
“It has always been a dream of mine to fight at Old Trafford.
“The last fight there was Eubank versus Benn in 1993 and that was massive.
“I’m really happy Ronaldo’s back at Old Trafford – but this town ain’t big enough for the both of us!
“If I lived in Manchester it would be a problem. But I’m an hour up the motorway in Morecambe so he’s got plenty of distance.”
Fury is a huge fan of Ronaldo, labelling him ‘the GOAT’ in response to the 36-year-old picking up the Player of the Month award for his first back in English football.
Meanwhile, speaking after his dismantling of Wilder, Fury added that he feels capable of beating anyone and everyone in the division.
“When it comes down to it, when I have to pull the chips out, every time I’ve delivered. I can only be the best of my day, I’ve done that: I’m the best fighter in my era,” Fury said.
“I actually feel sorry for all these guys who have had to fight me because I go in the dressing room and I’m not nervous, it’s a boxing fight to me, but they’re fighting the fighter of the generation, that’s for sure.
“Without sounding too sharp and clever, I believe that I could beat any man in history, any man born I believe I’ve got a really good chance of beating him."
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