World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has been enjoying the comfort of a £100million private jet as he recovers from the horror injury that ended his undisputed title clash with Oleksandr Usyk.
The British boxer enjoyed a plane with its own cinema, double bedroom, dining room and dedicated ‘entourage area’ as he flew home from Saudi Arabia, before being greeted by torrential rain in his hometown of Morecambe, Lancashire.
Photos shared on Instagram showed the self-styled ‘Gypsy King’, 35, putting his feet up in a luxurious private cabin of an Airbus ACJ319.
Fury previously posted photos and images of another private jet he took for what he called a “little trip” to the Saudi capital Riyadh last December.
His long-awaited fight with Ukrainian rival Usyk, 37, was scheduled to take place in Riyadh on February 17, but was postponed after Fury suffered a severe cut over his right eye while sparring last Friday.
World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury flew home to Britain from Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on a private Airbus ACJ319 jet.
The £100m Airbus that Fury travels on is described as offering “the most spacious cabin in its class with intercontinental performance”.
The aircraft has its own cinema, double bedroom, dining room and an exclusive “entourage area”.
A private bedroom with two beds and its own bathroom is also provided on the plane.
Fury was forced to postpone his fight with Ukrainian Okelsandr Usyk scheduled for February 17.
The fight has now been rescheduled for May 18, following the injury that left Fury needing 15 stitches when he was caught by Agron Smakici’s elbow while sparring.
Photos from Fury’s trip home show him sitting on the private jet with his nutritionist Greg Marriott along with strength and conditioning coach Kristian Blacklock.
The 19-seat plane, with an average speed of 850 kilometers per hour, offers plenty of legroom, with room for seven people to sleep “comfortably”, according to Airbus, with a two-bed private room available.
It can carry 90 large suitcases and offers Wi-Fi internet connectivity with entertainment including CDs, DVDs and iPads, while the crew consists of two pilots, two flight attendants and a flight support engineer.
The Airbus website says of the private jet: ‘The corporate ACJ319 combines the most spacious cabin in its class with intercontinental performance.
‘It has a large living room with a dining table. A private bedroom offering two flat beds with a private bathroom and an exclusive surrounding area to the rear.
Blacklock shared a photo on his Instagram Story with the caption: “Team at home but we’ll keep up the good work.”
‘In the last four months improvements have been made that can be used! Always take the positive out of bad situations.’
The 19-seat Airbus, with an average speed of 850 kilometers per hour, offers plenty of legroom, with room for seven people to sleep “comfortably,” according to the company’s website.
Airbus website boasts of private jet features, including “most spacious cabin”
Tyson Fury has posted on Instagram about arriving home in ‘rain, wind and cold’ in Morecambe Bay, Lancashire.
This is the nasty laceration over Tyson Fury’s right eye that postponed his next fight
Fury (left) will no longer fight Oleksandr Usyk on February 17 after being cut in sparring.
Fury took to Instagram to show off his physique after receiving criticism for postponing
But after arriving home, Fury posted a photo of himself in Morecambe with the caption: “Today we’re back to reality.” Back to the fine weather of Morecambe Bay. Rain, wind, cold. Run back to school.’
After the fight was postponed, Fury took to social media to say: “I can’t help but get hurt in sparring, but what I can say is that Usyk was in trouble.”
‘I’m in fantastic shape. I will reschedule as soon as I can. 2024 will be a great year for the GK team.”
His promoter Queensberry also shared a statement from Fury, which read: “I am absolutely devastated after preparing for this fight for so long and being in such magnificent condition.”
‘I feel bad for everyone involved in this big event and will work diligently to reschedule the date once the eye has healed.
“I can only apologize to everyone affected, including my own team, Team Usyk, the fighters, partners and fans of the card, as well as our hosts and my friends in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
However, Usyk’s manager Egis Klimas fumed, suggesting Fury would “do anything not to face” the current IBF, WBA and WBO champion.
The Ring magazine quoted him as saying: “Fury is a fucking coward who will do anything not to face Usyk, and he asked his bitch to hit him in the forehead with a frying pan.” You can quote me word for word for that.’
However, Usyk has insisted he has “no frustrations” about Fury, who he says he still “loves.”
Tyson Fury’s wife Paris revealed she was left “shaking” after hearing the news of his injury.
Fury apologized in a statement and said he was “absolutely devastated” by the setback.
Fury received stitches in the wound and will now be out while Usyk searches for a new opponent
Usyk (pictured) still hopes to box on that February 17 date, with IBF mandatory challenger Filip Hrgovic named as a possible opponent for the Ukrainian heavyweight.
Meanwhile, Fury’s wife Paris told how she was left “shaking” after seeing the horrific injury he suffered.
She posted on Instagram: ‘My whole body was shaking with nerves when he showed me this cut because I wasn’t there with him.
“He seemed very angry and disappointed, but this is boxing (a dangerous sport) and these things can happen.”
The fight would have brought the first undisputed world boxing champion since Britain’s Lennox Lewis, Fury’s teammate, in 1999.