Doncaster connections of new world heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury and his wife Paris

He's just become the world heavyweight boxing champion – but there’s every chance of seeing self-styled Gypsy King Tyson Fury shopping in Doncaster’s B&M store as strutting around the ring in Las Vegas.

Thursday, 27th February 2020, 1:48 pm
Updated Thursday, 27th February 2020, 1:48 pm
Tyson Fury knocks down Deontay Wilder in the fifth round during their heavweigh title bout. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

Fury’s amazing win over Deontay Wilder earned him the WBC crown and plaudits around the globe.

But the boxing ace, who stopped Wilder in the seventh round, has plenty of down to earth connections back in Doncaster - including picking up a few bargains.

Fury grew up in Manchester in a traveller family.

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His wife Paris grew up in a traveller family in Doncaster and the pair met at traveller gatherings before becoming an item.

The pair met again by chance at Paris's 16th birthday party and took up together, going to the cinema and ice skating every weekend.

The pair tied the knot at St Peter In Chains Catholic Church in Chequer Road in 2008. The wedding attracted 400 guests. It was followed by a reception at The Stables in High Melton.

The pair said they did not sleep together before marriage in keeping with the traditional travelling community.

The couple have a luxury home in Morecambe but regularly visit family in Doncaster and he has previoulsly expressed a wish to be the UK Member of Parliament for the seaside town.

In December 2015, the fighter stunned shoppers in the Doncaster Church View branch of bargain store B&M when he popped in to do a spot of Christmas shopping.

He posed for photos with staff and was later spotted walking through Doncaster town centre, chatting and posing for selfies with fans.

The couple have five children – Prince Adonis Amaziah, Valencia Amber, Prince John James, Venezuela and Prince Tyson Fury II.

The third and final episode of Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King, will airs on ITV on Thursday, February 27 and shows life with boxing champ ahead of the Wilder rematch.

In the build-up to the fight, ITV cameras gained exclusive, behind-the-scenes access to the boxer's preparations for the three part documentary series.

All episodes will be available to watch on the catch-up service ITV Hub after their initial airing.