Tyson Fury reveals he’s not fussed about getting a knighthood and wants to be made ‘Emperor of the North of England’ | The Sun

Tyson Fury reveals he’s not fussed about getting a knighthood and wants to be made ‘Emperor of the North of England’ | The Sun

December 30, 2022

TYSON FURY is NOT interested in receiving a knighthood… but does have his eye on a slightly different title.

The WBC heavyweight champion, 34, defended his strap on two occasions in 2022 – against Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora.


It takes his professional record to 33 wins, one draw and no defeats.

In the wake of his 10th round stoppage of Chisora earlier this month, former England striker Wayne Rooney called for Fury to be knighted.

But The Gypsy King has no interest in the honour and would hilariously rather King Charles name him the "Emperor of the North of England".

Speaking to The Telegraph, Fury was asked about the possibility of being knighted, to which he replied: "A few sportspeople have it.

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"Sir Mo Farah, Sir Steve Redgrave, Sir Lewis Hamilton, Sir Andy Murray.

"Well if all them people have had it, then I'd like something that no one else has had, especially a sportsperson.

"I’m a normal man but a limited edition, so I’d like something different.

"Maybe King Charles could make me the Emperor of the North of England."

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Fury is expected to face Oleksandr Usyk for the undisputed crown in the first four months of 2023.

Promoter Bob Arum recently confirmed the pair had agreed not to take any interim bouts, with Fury's team expecting Usyk's WBA mandatory – Daniel Dubois – to be delayed in order to get the undisputed fight on.

And while many believe Usyk will be one of Fury's toughest tasks to date, he is unequivocal in the belief that he will destroy the Ukrainian, 35.

The Brit added: "It’s a challenge, but he’ll be running away like a little b**** all night.

"And I will hunt him down and when I get hold of him he’ll be crushed."

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