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‘Tyson Fury talks the talk and walks the walk’ – Victory over Wilder leaves football stars in awe of heavyweight champion

Reward has poured in for Tyson Fury after he retained his WBC heavyweight title by beating Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas on Saturday.

The English boxer received the combat within the eleventh spherical with a knockout, preserving his unbeaten document intact.

Fury declared himself “the fighter of the era”, including: “I can solely be one of the best of my period and I’m positively that”, and few may argue with him.

What has been stated?

The 33-year-old has his share of followers within the soccer world, with the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Jesse Lingard and Raheem Sterling wishing him good luck forward of the combat.

The adulation from soccer figures continued after Fury’s victory, too, and Jesse Lingard, Gary Neville, Gary Lineker and Alan Shearer are among the many figures to have been singing his praises.