Tyson Fury invited a young Tottenham fan into the ring shortly after retaining his WBC heavyweight title against Dillian Whyte at Wembley, according to The Sun.
The fight was ended by Fury with a ferocious uppercut in the sixth round in front of a sell-out 94,000-capacity crowd.
The result has cemented the Gypsy King’s place among boxing’s all-time great names having extended his unbeaten record to 32 wins and one draw.
But while the celebrations of his retention got underway, The Sun notes that Fury spared some time to create a heartwarming moment with Spurs fan Marshall Janson.
The report states Fury promised to help the 14-year-old raise money for prosthetics earlier in the build-up to the bout and was a man of his word when he invited him into the ring after the fight on Saturday night.
Prior to the fight, Fury said about Marshall: “This man’s going to walk my belt out to the ring.”
He went on to add: “Walk out Saturday, and we’re going to raise money for his arms.”
He stayed true to his word and brought Marshall, donning a Spurs shirt, into the ring with the duo snapping a picture with the title belt before embracing in a hug.
Heartwarming moment yesterday night as Tyson Fury invited young Spurs fan Marshall Janson into the ring. The Gypsy King has promised to help him pay for new prosthetics.
– The Sun pic.twitter.com/YbJ8WkCIEo
— The Spurs Web (@thespursweb) April 24, 2022
Marshall lost his arms and legs aged just one after undergoing major treatment to combat meningitis.
He has previously graced the pitch at Tottenham’s old White Hart Lane when he walked out alongside Mousa Dembele at half-time of the club’s fixture with Southampton in 2016.
ITV reported in 2019 that Marshall requires a new pair of prosthetic limbs every year until he is 18, his first legs cost £9,727, while his first hands cost £14,172.
Spurs Web Opinion
This is such a heartwarming moment and it is great to see Fury, who appears to be so down to earth, keep his word for such a brave person.
Hopefully this will go a big way towards raising enough money to help Marshall acquire the prosthetics he needs.
Have something to tell us about this article?