Tyson Fury has called on members of the public to stay indoors and follow Boris Johnson’s orders after the Prime Minister’s announcement on Monday evening.
The world heavyweight champion, who knocked out Deontay Wilder in stunning fashion last month, is currently in the spotlight and could be banned for eight years if he is found guilty by doping officials of tampering with evidence.
Although he made no mention of the investigation, he did provide a rallying call to the nation on his Instagram account and said he would be uploading daily workout videos in order to keep people motivated during the near-lockdown situation due to the coronavirus crisis.
‘Good evening,’ Fury started. ‘Just like to say I hope everyone’s keeping well, staying safe and staying indoors and not going out and spreading the virus.
‘After listening what the Prime Minister said, I’m taking it deadly serious. So should you.
‘Let’s fight this virus together as a nation, as a family, as a team and do the best we can to make sure others don’t get the virus.
‘And stay indoors! Very, very important. Listen to Boris, stay indoors!’
The Prime Minister’s new measures mean people must stay at home except for shopping for basic necessities, daily exercise, medical or care need, and travelling to and from work where ‘absolutely necessary’.
Taking heed of the government’s instructions in a video shot inside his house in Morecambe, Fury then showed his home gym setup, which includes weights and a treadmill.
‘I’m going to keep fit and post daily videos of me working out to keep you going and keep me going,’ he continued.
‘Everyone knows that without the gym, I’m finished. God bless, stay safe and stay indoors.’