×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - In Google Play
VIEW
×
Newsmax TV & Webwww.newsmax.comFREE - On the App Store
VIEW
Tags: Donald Trump | trump | boxer | tyson fury | rematch | wilder

Boxer Tyson Fury: President Trump Called Me

tyson fury speaks into handheld mic
Tyson Fury speaks at the press conference with Deontay Wilder at The Novo by Microsoft at L.A. Live on June 15, 2021, in Los Angeles, California. (Meg Oliphant/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 02 August 2021 11:45 AM

As he prepares for an Oct. 9 triology fight against Deontay Wilder, British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury reports that he received a surprise supportive phone call from former President Donald Trump this past weekend.

Fury took to his Instagram to reveal that he'd just interacted with Trump.

"Just got off the phone with Donald Trump," he posted, according to Newsweek. "What a nice surprise from my pal Hughie Vuitton. Thanks boys enjoy your lunch guys."

The British boxer was originally supposed to meet Trump at the White House for lunch, following his success in a February 2020 rematch against Deontay Wilder, but it was cancelled amid the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Trump had been a fan of Fury's victory over Wilder in 2020, saying at the time: "That was a great fight. Two great fighters. It was really very exciting.

Fury later said: "It's not very often you get somebody from where I'm from offered to go and meet the president of the United States or the Pope in Rome. It's quite a crazy feeling, to be honest, that these people will want to meet me."

President Trump is fond of sports, including boxing and baseball. He is an avid golfer.

When he ran for president in 2016, Trump was endoresed by many people from the world of sports. The list includes coach Bobby Knight, golfer John Daly, NBA player Dennis Rodman, and outfielder Johnny Damon.

© 2021 Newsmax. All rights reserved.


Newsfront
As he prepares for an Oct. 9 triology fight against Deontay Wilder, British heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury reports that he received a surprise supportive phone call from former President Donald Trump...
trump, boxer, tyson fury, rematch, wilder
240
2021-45-02
Monday, 02 August 2021 11:45 AM
Newsmax Media, Inc.
Join the Newsmax Community
Read and Post Comments
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
 
TOP

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved
Download the NewsmaxTV App