Tyson Fury lands in UK after Deontay Wilder TKO in Las Vegas
Tyson Fury was greeted by a crowd of fans at Manchester Airport on his return after defeating Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas to become a world heavyweight champion on Saturday.
The undefeated Fury returned in England on Tuesday afternoon, just 48 hours later he became the first man to stop Deontay Wilder.
Fury was welcomed by a group of media and fans expecting to catch a peek of the WBC heavyweight champion, who had been escorted through the crowd by armed police officers.
The 31-year-old is to react to Wilder’s confirmation he will exercise his option.
Wilder advised The Athletic:”The rematch will be definitely going to take place. We are likely to get on it. I need to return to it”
The American also blamed Saturday’s defeat on his ring-walk costume, insisting Fury”did not hurt me at all”.
“The simple reality is that my uniform was way too thick for me personally,” Wilder told Yahoo Sports.
“I did not have no legs from the start of the struggle. In the next round, my thighs were simply shot at all of the way through.
“A lot of people were telling me,’It seemed like something was wrong with you personally ‘ Something was, however if you are in the ring, you need to bluff a lot of things.
“I tried my best to do so. I knew I didn’t have the legs due to my uniform. I was only able to put it (for the very first time) the night before but I didn’t believe it was likely to be heavy.
“It weighed 40, 40-some pounds using the helmet and all the batteries. I wanted my own tribute to be good for Black History Month. I needed it to be great and I guess I put that before anything”