Fury handpicks Liverpool street artist for poignant mural

first_imgHeavyweight boxing champion, Tyson Fury, commissioned a street artist from Liverpool to create a mural at his new gym. Fury, who holds the WBC version of the heavyweight championship, hand picked Liverpool man John Culshaw to create a scene from his victory over American fighter Deontay Wilder. John, 33, who lost an arm in a childhood accident, has enjoyed a growing reputation in the city over the last year after completing a number of eye catching murals. Last summer he completed a mural of the Liverpool FC manager on the front of Klopp’s Boot Room in Anfield. But the boxing fan was thrilled when he was told that Tyson Fury wanted him to complete a frieze at his Fury foundation gym in Morecambe. John said to the ECHO : “I created a mural of Tyson at a gym in Ormskirk called Conquest Fitness which is run by Kristian Blacklock. “Tyson trains there and loved it, and then Kristian told me that the big man wanted me personally to create something similar at his new gym in Morecambe. “But I had to get it done over one weekend. I drove up on the Saturday and Tyson was there, waiting for me. He wanted to know if I needed anything and I said yes, I need some ladders. “He just went out and got them for me. I thought he might have sent someone else but he did it himself. He was just like one of the lads. “We had a chat about the project and I showed him a still of the Wilder fight which I wanted to recreate. He said yes and that was it really. “He was really pleased with it on the Monday and I was just relieved that I managed to finish it on time and did not let him down.” Loading… Fury posted a short video on Instagram in which he unveiled the art work. He said: “What a painting John. Fair play, that is impressive. Very impressive.” Fury is now in training for his much anticipated third fight against Deontay Wilder after stripping the American of his title during an explosive encounter earlier this year. The highly lucrative re-match is expected take place later this year or at the start of 2021. John said: “Yes I am hoping my work can inspire Tyson during this camp and win again against Wilder.” John, who grew up in the Page Moss area, was hit and nearly killed by a speeding car when he was nine-years-old. Although John lost his arm in the accident he has refused to let the injury get in the way of his life. read also:Joshua to Fury: It’s time for you to retire John later trained as a painter and decorator, and then became involved in street art. He uses spray paint to create murals and has worked across Liverpool and Manchester. Last year John received a lovely compliment from Steven Gerrard after he created an art work of the former Liverpool captain and Peter Reid at a barbershop in Huyton. John has previously told the ECHO that he would love to create a giant mural of a boxing icon on the outside of his uncle’s gym in north Liverpool. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Promoted ContentUnusual And Unique Beauty Of Indian WomenPlaying Games For Hours Can Do This To Your BodyA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Major TV Characters We Were Relieved To See Leaving The ShowWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?What Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?The Most Exciting Cities In The World To VisitTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

Mohamed’s Enterprise/Heineken Futsal tourney … Hard Knocks, NK Ballers to clash in final tonight

first_imgTHE curtain will fall on the sixth Annual New Era Entertainment/Mohamed’s Enterprise Futsal tournament tonight in the ‘mining town’ of Linden when Hard Knocks match skills with NK Ballers in the final for the grand $600 000 cash prize following Thursday’s exciting semifinal round.The opening semifinal on Thursday evening at the Mackenzie Sports Club (MSC) hard court produced 37 goals with Hard Knocks outgunning home side Dave & Celina All-Stars 23-14.The match lasted 20 minutes per half and Pernell Schultz banged in nine goals for the winners while Daniel Wilson fired home an impressive eight goals. Trenton Lashley was part of the action with a hat-trick, Colin Nelson a brace and goalkeeper Sese Norville joined in the fun as well with a penalty.NK BallersDarrel George scored four goals for the losers with supporting hat-tricks each from Benjamin Opara and Kevin Phillips.The feature match saw NK Ballers get past High Rollers 7-5. The win was spearheaded by a hat-trick from Donovan Francis while Keon Sears assisted well with a brace to his name on the score sheet.Jashawn Moore and Omar Brewley each bagged braces in the losing effort for High Rollers.The winning team will pocket $600 000, second place $250 000 and teams finishing third and fourth will take home $100 000 and $50 000 respectively.The third-place playoff that will see High Rollers and Dave & Celina’s All Stars battle each other will kick off at 20:00hrs while the final commences at 21:00hrs.An after-party is scheduled to take place at Times Square Lounge.last_img read more