Tyson Fury Could Have an Audience With the Pope Following Second Win Over Deontay Wilder, Claims Bob Arum

Published 10/14/2021, 9:00 AM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury celebrates with the belts after winning the fight against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus


Tyson Fury may get an audience with the pope. Following his first title defense victory over Wilder, Fury is on top of the world after remaining champion. Furthermore, Fury and his wife could get to meet the pope. Fury is a religious man and credits God for everything he has achieved in life.

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According to Bob Arum, WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman is looking to arrange for Fury and his wife to have an audience with the pope, Pope Francis. “Mauricio said to me was he’s a great admirer of Tyson Fury. Also, Mauricio showed me pictures. He’s apparently a friend of the pope.”

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“He’s gonna arrange for Tyson and his wife Paris to have an audience with the pope. That is essentially what I talked about with Mauricio. That would be a great honor and I know Tyson would revel in that.”Arum told iFL TV. 

On Saturday night, at the T-Mobile Arena, Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ fury and Deontay Wilder put on one of the best performances of their lives. The trilogy fight between the two heavyweights instantly became one of the greatest heavyweight showdowns of all time.

‘The Bronze Bomber’ was the first to hit the canvas in round three when Fury connected with a right hand. The very next round, however, Wilder connected with his atomic right hand, dropping Fury twice. Fury came back in the 11th round to floor the former champion for the last time.

What’s next for Tyson Fury?

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Tyson Fury will now go on a much-deserved break after his first successful title defense. After coming back from his break, he will face the WBC mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte. That is if Whyte gets past his opponent Otto Wallin next month. The winner of that fight will take on Fury.

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If Dillian Whyte does end up beating Otto Wallin, he will get his long-awaited title shot. Whyte won the WBC interim belt back in 2019 and held the title since then. Will he be able to give Tyson Fury his first career loss? Or will ‘The Gypsy King prevail yet again.

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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