Tyson Fury talks Morecambe carveries, Salt Ayre tip and the 'Lancaster Castle run'


February 19, 2020

Tyson Fury has praised tasty Morecambe pub carveries just days before his huge world heavyweight title fight against Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas.

The superstar boxer told an interviewer how much he loves eating Sunday roasts at the Toby Carvery on the Shrimp roundabout and the Morecambe Hotel.

The 6ft 9in star, who lives in Hest Bank, also praised the staff at Salt Ayre tip where he empties his household rubbish twice a week.

Fury was speaking to Kugan Cassius from boxing YouTube channel IFL TV, while relaxing poolside at his Las Vegas residence where he has been staying while training for his WBC Heavyweight Title clash with the unbeaten American champion this Saturday (February 22).

He was asked about his typical week in Morecambe and said he likes "routine" when he's at home in between training camps in the USA.

"I take the kids to school. I go straight to the gym. I do an hour in the gym. I grab a coffee on the way out. Then I go home, pay a few bills, do a few errands.

"I pick the kids up, take them to the sweet shop or the park, then home. I have my tea at 5pm, then the lads come round for a run at 6. I come back, have a shower, put my robe on, then go to bed. Then the next day I do the exact same thing.

"I like it. It keeps me grounded.

"On a Monday I get my car valeted for £10. Then I go straight from there to the sandwich shop. 

"Every Tuesday and Thursday I take the bins to the tip. Where I'm from, the binmen only come once every two weeks. I've got five kids, a wife, and visitors, so there's always a lot of rubbish. So I have to take the bins away myself. 

"I get quite friendly with the lads at the tip. They are all hard working lads.

"You never know what you might find at the tip. Last time I was there, I found these Man United portraits, a big one of Peter Schmeichel. I thought, I'll have that! I put it in my garage.

"I got a bike off there, a black Raleigh, in perfect condition. I sprayed it with some WD40, gave it a new seat and it was fine."

Tyson also spoke about going for a run in Lancaster on Saturdays with his friend and training partner, undefeated Morecambe featherweight boxer 'The Westgate Warrior' Isaac Lowe, who will be fighting on the undercard of Fury-Wilder this weekend.

"On a Saturday morning, me and Isaac get five or six lads together, and we do what I've nicknamed the Lancaster Castle run.

"It's 4.6 miles, all uphill on hard road. Then we come back down and we have breakfast at the cafe by the slaughterhouse.

"On a Sunday (my wife) Paris might cook a Sunday roast, or we might go to the Toby Carvery on the Shrimp roundabout. 

"The Morecambe Hotel is a nice pub that's been done up, a really nice place to go. They do a good Sunday dinner. Those are the only two places I go for a carvery. I like to live normally."

Fury, who is undefeated in 30 fights as a professional, said he enjoys living in Morecambe because people leave him alone and treat him as a normal person.

"I live 'The Secret Life of Pets'," he said.

"I'm over here as a superstar boxer in Las Vegas, then I go home to become a random person in Morecambe.

"Have you ever seen that thing where (wrestler) Andre the Giant went to this (small) town and was left alone? That's me in Morecambe."

Fury fights Wilder in a rematch on Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The pair fought to a controversial draw in their first encounter in December 2018.

The fight will be shown on BT Sport in the UK.

The second part of the 'Tyson Fury:The Gypsy King' documentary about Tyson's life with his family in Morecambe will be shown tomorrow night (February 20) on ITV at 9pm.