Aside from being a mental health ambassador, Tyson Fury has also tried swapping sports for a day after trying out basketball with a team of differently-abled players. The 6-foot-9 boxer joined the Lancaster Bulldogs Wheelchair Basketball club at their recent training.
The ‘Gypsy King’ is currently preparing for another fight as the World
@Tyson_Fury Is an ambassador for @BulldogsWbc
It's great to see the good things he's doing finally getting publicity.
I also have to say what great shape he's in too. @BenDavison_ pic.twitter.com/wH29mVt18T
— #BoxingHeads 🌐 (@DavyTrengove) February 6, 2019
Fury Vs Wilder Rematch
“Consistent with the WBC board of governors voting regarding the direct rematch between WBC champion Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury, the WBC is hereby notifying both camps that the free negotiation period is opened and if there is no agreement between the parties a purse bid will be conducted by the WBC on Tuesday, February 5th,” announced the council.
And while the ‘People’s Champ’ is preparing to box the ‘Bronze Bomber,’ he once again did what he does better — being an inspiration to persons struggling with their health and physical disabilities. He recently played with a club of wheelchair basketball players in Lancaster.
Fury, an ambassador of the Lancaster Bulldogs team, swapped his boxing gloves and gumshield for a wheelchair and a ball after popping into their training. He partnered with his son Prince John James in the basketball drill.
On the video uploaded by the club, the former heavyweight world champ obviously had fun playing with the members of the wheelchair team. Fury asked his son, “Will you come again?” to which Prince nods his head.
Once more, the father of five asked his young lad if he loved the game and Prince nodded anew. Fury added: “I really enjoyed myself. It was a pleasure and I can’t wait to come back again.”
And turning to one of the club members he cheekily adds: “And I’m going to kick your ass next time.” Watch the inspiring basketball game below:
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Tyson Fury and Twitter/Davy Trengove