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Tyson Fury says he'd fight for title at Morecambe Football Club

Tyson Fury is a sponsor of Morecambe Football Club

Tyson Fury says he would be willing to have a title fight at Morecambe Football Club.

The WBC Heavyweight Champion wants to duke it out for the Central Area Heavyweight Title at the Shrimps' home of the Mazuma Mobile Stadium.

Fury is currently in Saudi Arabia preparing for his big crossover fight with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou on Saturday (October 28).

When interviewed by boxing YouTube channel IFLTV this week, Tyson was asked if he'd ever fight in the UK again.

'The Gypsy King' said he'd be willing to battle for the Central Area Heavyweight Title, saying it's the only belt he's never won in his professional career.

Tyson, who lives in Morecambe, has said in interviews before that he'd like to win the Central Area Heavyweight Title, which is usually contested by up-and-coming or journeyman boxers from the East Midlands, Eastern Counties, Home Counties and Midlands.

According to the British Boxing Board of Control website, the Central Area championship is currently vacant but was most recently won by Chris Healey, who has lost his last four fights.

Fury told IFLTV this week: "After I finish my career, I'm going to get that belt. So Chris if you're watching this, get yourself trained up, mush.

"I could do it at Morecambe Football Club, yeah. About 6 or 7,000 it holds there." 

Fury owns his own gym and nearby training facilties at the Mazuma Mobile Stadium, and sponsors the club too.

Read more: Tyson Fury strikes deal to sponsor Morecambe Football Club - Beyond Radio

The 35-year-old world heavyweight champion faces Ngannou in a 10-round non-title fight on Saturday in Riyadh.

The fight will be the 37-year-old Cameroonian cage fighter's first ever boxing match at amateur or professional level but will generate millions for both combatants due to the huge combined audiences from boxing and MMA.

Fury and Ngannou came face-to-face at last night's press conference, where Tyson's dad John Fury and Mike Tyson, former undisputed heavyweight champion who has helped train Ngannou, also exchanged words.

The weigh-in for the fight takes place later today.

If Fury comes through Saturday's battle unscathed, he could face fellow world heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed title on December 23.

Read more: Tyson Fury's Morecambe invitation to Oleksandr Usyk revealed - Beyond Radio

The undefeated Tyson, who has 33 wins and one draw in his career, starts as a heavy favourite but says he has taken the power-punching Ngannou's threat extremely seriously,

Ngannou made his name in mixed martial arts cage-fighting where he amassed a record of 17 wins in 20 fights, 12 by knockout, including inside-the-distance wins over top UFC fighters Stipe Miocic, Junior dos Santos, Alistair Overeem and Cain Velasquez.

The fight will be shown on TNT Sports in the UK and the DAZN streaming platform. Sky customers can purchase TNT Sports Box Office on channel 490.

Fury vs Ngannou will also be shown live in many local venues on Saturday night, with ring walks due at around 10.40pm UK time.

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