Tyson Fury landed in Manchester on Tuesday morning as the newly-crowned WBC heavyweight champion of the world.
A heavy armed police presence escorted the Gypsy King through the airport after he flew in from Las Vegas.
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Manchester Airport came to a standstill for Fury and his entourage, GALA’s Freed From Desire blaring out as he worked his way through the crowds.
The boxer’s wife Paris and brother Shane were in tow with the mother of Fury’s five kids even donning his new ‘The Ring’ title belt.
When emerging from the terminal, he cracked a smile and waved to the swathe of fans and photographers out to greet him.
Fury had spent a couple of days celebrating and recovering from his dramatic technical knockout win over Deontay Wilder in the States.
The Bronze Bomber was unbeaten going into the Sunday morning match-up but barely got going as the Brit dominated.
Inflicting a nasty looking cut on Wilder’s lip and even causing blood to drip from his opponent’s ear, Fury claimed the victory in the seventh round.
In a move that sent the defeated champion into a furious tirade, his corner threw the towel in.
He told Yahoo of the decision: “I am upset with Mark for the simple fact that we’ve talked about this many times and it’s not emotional.
“It is not an emotional thing, it’s a principle thing. We’ve talked about this situation many, many years before this even happened. I said as a warrior, as a champion, as a leader, as a ruler, I want to go out on my shield.
“If I’m talking about going in and killing a man, I respect the same way. I abide by the same principle of receiving.”
But Wilder should get a shot at having the last laugh against Fury thanks to a trilogy contract clause opening up the prospect of another rematch.
Such a fight could even take place in front of 70,000 fans with Las Vegas’ under-construction Allegiant Stadium eyed as one potential venue for the fight.
Initially, the trilogy bout was thought to be set for the summer but Fury’s promoter Bob Arum has admitted an October date may be considered best.