Boxing star Tyson Fury shares young Wigan fan's book about him on social media
Ethan Lee, from Pemberton, put together the volume about the heavyweight world champion known as the Gypsy King for World Book Day.
His family then sent the book to the Morecambe-based fighter and were delighted when a picture of Ethan holding the book was posted online with a message from Fury to his millions of followers.
It is not the first time that eight-year-old Ethan has celebrated a star of sport for World Book Day as last year he wrote a volume about Kieffer Moore which led to the footballer arranging for him to be a mascot at a Wigan Athletic game.
Having developed an enthusiasm for the sweet science as his parents Rachel Gore and Steven Lee are fans of the sport Ethan decided that this year he would celebrate the family’s favourite boxer.
Mum Rachel Gore, 36, said: “We are huge Tyson Fury fans. We’ve got him on the telly, we follow him on Instagram. In lockdown Ethan decided he wanted to box so we got him a punchbag and gloves.
“That meant that this year he decided to make a book about Tyson Fury. I sent the book to him and when he posted about it we were delighted.
“I know Tyson is a family man and has got kids himself but I just think it’s a big achievement for Ethan. He couldn’t believe Tyson wanted to share his book. It’s gone crazy on social media.
"There are quite a few comments on his page about it,”
Ethan’s book contains facts about the boxer, a two-time world champion who made himself a household name with his defeats of Wladimir Klitschko and Deontay Wilder.
He researched Fury’s record in the ring and his victories as well as going on YouTube to follow a step-by-step video explaining how to draw him.
Ethan also included a number of facts about himself, although the Highfield St Matthew’s Primary School pupil currently has something of a size disadvantage compared to the 6ft 9in heavyweight champ.
The message on Fury’s social media gave a “big shoutout to Ethan aged 8 from Wigan” and explained how the youngster had designed and created the book.
Having amazed Kieffer Moore with a book about him last year, Ethan is still in touch with the striker who now plays for Cardiff City and received a Bluebirds shirt from him at Christmas.
Sporty Ethan already plays football for Robin Park Reds and cricket for Highfield under-nines as well as exploring his latest passion for sparring.
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