Tyson Fury Reveals He Enjoyed Phone Chat With Donald Trump in 'Surprise' Call

Tyson Fury has revealed that he enjoyed a "surprise" phone call from former President Donald Trump over the weekend.

The heavyweight British boxer had been due to meet Trump following his success in a February 2020 rematch against Deontay Wilder—but his planned trip to the White House was called off amid the rise of the COVID-19 pandemic.

And as Fury prepares for an October 9 bout against Wilder, bringing a close to their scintillating trilogy, the World Boxing Council belt holder took to his Instagram Story to reveal that he'd just interacted with Trump.

"Just got off the phone with Donald Trump," he posted, per The Sun. "What a nice surprise from my pal Hughie Vuitton. Thanks boys enjoy your lunch guys."

Following Fury's victory over Wilder in 2020, Trump said: "That was a great fight. Two great fighters. It was really very exciting.

"Maybe we have to bring them both to the White House, I don't know, because that was really a good one. In fact, I think we'll do that."

Still in 2020, Fury sat down for an interview with the The Big Issue, during which he shared details of the plans made between himself and Trump.

"I was supposed to go and meet Donald Trump for lunch," said the undefeated heavyweight champ. "But that got cancelled because of COVID. And I was supposed to meet the Pope, but that had to be rescheduled too."

When asked who of the two high-profile figures he'd prefer to reschedule with, Fury responded: "Either or. It's not very often you get somebody from where I'm from offered to go and meet the president of the United States or the Pope in Rome. It's quite a crazy feeling, to be honest, that these people will want to meet me.

"So I'll take advantage of it. And, you know, maybe I could learn something from these people, even if I'm around them for 30 seconds. See how they are, how they act. Never stop learning."

Fury assured that his enthusiasm had nothing to do with political affiliations, as he also said it was "fantastic" to see that Joe Biden on the verge of entering the White House.

"It's very good news," said the sportsman, before adding: "I don't really get involved in politics or anything like that. Whoever is the president of the United States of America, congratulations to them."

Fury's upcoming bout with Wilder had been due to take place in July, but was postponed after a COVID outbreak in Fury's camp, according to The Sun.

Tyson Fury and Donald Trump
British boxer Tyson Fury (L) has revealed that he recently received a surprise phone call from former President Donald Trump (R). The pair have spoken favorably about one another in the past. Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Image;/Brandon Bell/Getty Images