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Tyson Fury fulfils promise to ‘Trafford’s Frank Sinatra’ for Haye walkout

Tyson Fury and David Haye ahead of the fight on September 28.
Tyson Fury and David Haye ahead
of their fight on September 28.

HEAVYWEIGHT boxer Tyson Fury is to honour a four-year agreement to allow an Irish singer perform his walkout song  when he takes on David Haye in September.

The 24-year-old boxer, whose family lineage is traced to Belfast, will fight former world heavyweight champion Haye on September 28 at Manchester Arena.

And Fury will come good on a promise to singer Wayne Devlin whom he said he would enlist to perform his entrance music if he ever made it to the top of his sport.

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Explaining the details of the promise made by Fury in 2009, Devlin said: “It was shortly after his second fight as a professional when he came to see me perform at the Trafford Centre.

“He said that when he hits the big time he wants me to sing his entrance song, and, true to his word, he’s chosen me in the biggest fight of his career.

“The Fury family are very close and very loyal and they have given me a chance to sing on a massive stage.

“My only thoughts are to do my best for them and I’m not thinking about launching something on the back of this.”

Singer Wayne Devlin
Singer Wayne Devlin

Devlin’s family originate from Newry in Northern Ireland but he is more familiarly referred to as ‘Trafford’s Frank Sinatra’ in his hometown of Manchester.

He has been the resident jazz/swing vocalist for the Trafford Centre since 2007.

Undefeated former British and Irish champion Fury has also been known to hold a note or two in the ring in recent times.

He took the microphone in the wake of his US debut win over Steve Cunningham and Devlin will now get the chance to hold the same feeling as the fighter in front of a capacity crowd in the autumn.

 

 

 

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Nemesha Balasundaram is a Reporter with The Irish Post. Follow her on Twitter @nemeshaB

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