Tyson Fury to walk out ‘King Fury’ horse at Churchill Downs for Kentucky Derby

Tyson Fury will achieve a lifelong ambition this weekend as he attends the world famous Kentucky Derby.

The race takes place on Saturday with the winner pocketing over $1.8m with world heavyweight champion Fury set to walk out one of the runners.

King Fury is a 20-1 shot to win the race with trainer Kenny McPeek coming up with the name having watched Fury's second fight against Deontay Wilder.

And he has now offered Fury VIP tickets to watch the race with the Gypsy King looking forward to meeting the colt.

"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?"

Fury doesn’t have far to travel to reach Louisville, Kentucky, having been in Las Vegas awaiting news on his fight with Anthony Joshua.

And McPeek made sure he named his horse after a proven champ, saying of Fury’s win over Wilder: "That was such a great fight and so fun to watch, and he seems like a really fun guy.

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

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