Tyson Fury raises over £27,000 in first day of children’s hospital fundraiser

The world heavyweight champion is raising money for a charity close to his heart after the birth of his sixth child Athena, who had to spend her first few nights in ICU

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Tyson Fury has raised more than £27,000 within less than a day of his charity fundraiser for a Liverpool children’s hospital.

The world heavyweight champion and wife Paris welcomed their sixth child; Athena, this weekend, but she had to spend her first night in an intensive care unit (ICU).

And shortly after, Fury decided to start a GoFundMe page for a local children’s hospital in Liverpool called Ronald McDonald House Alder Hey.

He and dad John will be gifting two people who donate to the GoFundMe page a replica WBC belt, just like the one he won from Deontay Wilder last year.

And what will make the prize extra special is that Tyson is planning to hand deliver the belts to the winners and organise a special meet and greet, once the page hits its funding goal of £50,000.

“When the power of social media is utilised for good it’s beautiful to witness,” Fury said after seeing the amount raised.

“We’ve raised over £27k in 5 hours, thank you all.

Tyson jumped is raising funds for a Liverpool Children’s Hospital



Tyson Fury was able to give his newborn daughter cuddles before she was taken to ICU

“Please continue to support this cause, raise awareness for an independent charity that depends on donations.”

Athena, the sixth of Fury and wife Paris’ children and third daughter, is back in ICU after briefly being taken off her ventilator yesterday.

Fury asked fans to “keep her in their prayers” in an Instagram post earlier today.

Tyson and Paris have already had two daughters together, Venezuela and Valencia along with three sons, Prince John James, Prince Tyson Fury II and Prince Adonis Amaziah.

They are planning to have five more, having agreed when they were just teenagers that they wanted ten throughout their marriage.

The undefeated boxer has been open about his aims for a large family, telling the Daily Mail that he and partner Paris are going to “make it 11”.

He said: “It starts with a story nobody knows. Paris became my girlfriend when she was 15 and me 16.

“When time came for marriage, I asked her how many children she wanted. She said 10. I said that will do for me. Now we’ve decided to go for one more. Make it 11.

“Let’s have a mixed football team playing on the pitch at Morecambe.”

Prior to heading to the hospital, Fury was in the midst of a training camp for his rescheduled fight with Deontay Wilder later this year.

The pair were supposed to fight on July 24 in a trilogy bout for the world title, but that date was moved to October 9 when a coronavirus outbreak in his camp stopped training.

But he has fully recovered along with his assistant coach Andy Lee and is now ready to defend his belt for the first time in his career.

The bout will take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas on the new date.

And promoters are hopeful that the travel ban stopping UK and EU citizens from travelling will be lifted in time for British fans to come over for the bout in their droves.

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