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24th Apr 2022

Tyson Fury invites young fan into ring after Dillian Whyte victory

Daniel Brown

Heartwarming moment at Wembley

Tyson Fury invited young fan Marshall Janson to join him in the ring after his victory over Dillian Whyte on Saturday night.

Marshall, 14, lost both arms and legs in life-saving treatment after suffering from meningitis aged one, and he is now raising money for prosthetics.

World heavyweight champion Fury met the 14-year-old last week and promised to help the youngster out, saying: “This man’s going to walk my belt out to the ring.”

He added: “Walk out Saturday, and we’re going to raise money for his arms.”

After securing a sixth round knockout victory over fellow Brit Whyte, Fury stayed true to his word and invited Marshall into the ring.

The pair then smiled for a picture together with Tyson’s belts, before giving each other a hug.

Marshall wore a Tottenham Hotspur shirt to the event, with the youngster previously enjoying a kick-about with the Spurs squad at White Hart Lane.

Tottenham-mad Marshall meets with Spurs stars

When he was eight-years-old, he accompanied Mousa Dembele onto the pitch during the London club’s clash with Southampton in 2016.

He took part in a kick-about with the likes of Christian Eriksen, Harry Winks and Nacer Chadli.

One year later, Marshall was invited to walk Spurs out at Wembley for their FA Cup semi-final against Chelsea, where he fist-bumped forward Kane, before walking out alongside captain Hugo Lloris.

As reported by ITV, Marshall requires a fresh pair of prosthetic limbs every year until he is 18, adding that his first legs cost £9,727, while his first hands cost £14,172.

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Fury confirms boxing retirement

The Gypsy King confirmed that he will retire from boxing following his sixth-round stoppage victory against Whyte on Saturday night, making the announcement in his post-fight press conference just moments after he had hinted that he may call time on his career.

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