Kentucky Derby 2021: Tyson Fury set to attend and backs namesake horse King Fury

"How badass would it be, you own a horse and the Gypsy King, Tyson Fury, the undefeated, undisputed lineal champion is walking your horse into the arena?”

Tyson Fury is used to winning, just look at his record.

The "Gypsy King" is undefeated in the ring and currently possesses the WBC world title after defeating Deontay Wilder last year in Las Vegas.

The 32-year-old is expected to lock horns with Anthony Joshua this summer to determine heavyweight's first undisputed champion since Lennox Lewis.

Fury is in action this weekend but not as you think.

King Fury - a horse named in his honour - is competing in this year's Kentucky Derby and will be in good company with Fury, boxing's lineal champion, attending to show his support on the weekend.

Kenny McPeek trains the horse and they arrive on the back of a Grade Three win last time out.

McPeek, whose horse is 33/1 to win the race via William Hill, came up with the name having watched Fury's second fight against Wilder.

"That was such a great fight and so fun to watch, and he seems like a really fun guy," McPeek told ESPN.

"The other thing is when you name colts - especially really well-bred, expensive colts - you want to name them with a strong name."

Read: Who will win the 2021 Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs?

McPeek had been trying to contact Fury via social media without success until a message caught the boxer's eye on Wednesday.

McPeek subsequently offered Fury VIP tickets to watch the race. Fury is a big horse fan and has been seen previously at the Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool to watch the Grand National.

"It's always something I've been interested in, the biggest horse race in the world," said Fury.

"I've always wanted to go to the Kentucky Derby, never had the opportunity to do so. This is the opportunity to do so.

"I'm really looking forward to going down there and meeting King Fury and getting a win because we only do winning, we don't do losing here at Gypsy King Headquarters.

"I hope it's a big colt. I will see him Saturday - looking forward to going down there.

"I'm going to walk the horse out, of course I am. How badass would it be, you own a horse and the Gypsy King, Tyson Fury, the undefeated, undisputed lineal champion is walking your horse into the arena?"

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