Tyson Fury lands back in UK and takes 240-mile taxi home after Wilder fight

Tyson Fury opted to complete the 244-mile journey from London to his family home in Morecambe in a taxi – after reportedly choosing not to take a third connecting flight after leaving Las Vegas.

The WBC heavyweight champion of the world was keen to get back to Lancashire after a bumper weekend of excitement, having partied hard since beating Deontay Wilder in their trilogy bout.

The 33-year-old was in mood to celebrate after coming back from two knock-downs in the fourth to dominate the event before finishing it in style in the penultimate 11th round.

Having endured flights from Las Vegas to Atalanta and then to Heathrow, Fury opted against another flight to Manchester and instead hailed a taxi.

The Mirror report news of the trip and add that one company offers it for £261, which is a small price to pay as Tyson and wife Paris look to get back to their six children and extended family.

Earlier on the trip, brother Tommy was forced to take a taxi from Las Vegas to Los Angeles due to a lack of available flights, before flying to Heathrow alongside former heavyweight champion Joseph Parker.

Following his first successful defence of the WBC strap, Fury was filmed dancing and signing the night away at the Hakkasan nightclub next to the MGM Grand.

The group are said to have stayed in the club until 3am, with the party continuing on Sunday with a pool party at Wet Republic.

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WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte is likely to be Fury's next opponent, but his father thinks that his son should only be taking on WBA (Super), IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk.

John told talkSPORT: "He's got to go for Usyk or nothing in my idea. It's Usyk next or nothing.

"I wouldn't bother with the rest of them, they're not in Tyson's class.

"Would Dillian Whyte deal with Deontay Wilder? No. So why would you want to put him in with my son and get him knocked out?

"At the end of the day, he just got knocked out by a 42-year-old man (Alexander Povetkin) via a slap by the back of his hand.

"Tyson can't get up for them kind of fights. He wouldn't raise his game for that fight as he's not big enough. And then he goes in there with a lacklustre attitude and you don't see the best of Tyson.

"You only see the best of Tyson when he's against the best. A challenge like he had (against Wilder) and it was a great fight. For me, I told him: Usyk or don't bother."

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