Tyson Fury is buying a family pub called the Brick and Tile in Nottingham to keep himself busy as his legendary boxing career comes to an end. The current owner said the boxer is ‘a great character’
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Going a round with boxer Tyson Fury is about to get a lot easier – he is buying his own pub.
The 6ft 9in two-time world heavyweight champ called time on his career last month and is set to splash £300,000 on a boozer called the Brick and Tile.
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Fury, 34, was impressed after making two visits to the “traditional watering hole” in Nottingham.
Current owner Barry Brown said: “He’s a great character, it’s been nice meeting him.
“He told me he’s not looking to change much about the place. A lot of the regulars and staff are quite excited about it. It’s amazing how tall he is though… he really has to duck when he comes into the pub.”
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Tyson Fury smiles during his WBC heavyweight championship fight with Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022
Tyson Fury smiles during his WBC heavyweight championship fight with Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 ( Image: Top Rank via Getty Images)
Fury already has plenty of drinking experience under his belt – he told last year how he was downing “between eight, 10 and 12 pints of lager a day” on a training break.
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Old rival Anthony Joshua said he would like to go to the pub with the star but “he’d drink me under the table”.
Fury – known as the Gypsy King because of his Traveller heritage – retired last month after successfully defending his WBC crown against Dillian Whyte in April.
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The pub’s current owner Barry Brown
The pub’s current owner Barry Brown ( Image: BPM MEDIA)
He and wife Paris, 32, and their six children live in Morecambe, Lancs, but chose the Nottingham boozer as they have family in nearby Treswell.
Landlord Barry, 65, an ex-miner, added: “He’s made two visits to the pub and wants to buy it for his family mainly. When he’s visited, it’s always been when the pub is closed because he likes a bit of peace and quiet.”