RED Bull chief Christian Horner has revealed his unlikely friendship with heavyweight champion Tyson Fury.
Horner, who has managed Red Bull since 2005, even texted Fury good luck before his trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder.
And the Gypsy King reassured the racing boss – who was celebrating twice this weekend following the Turkish GP – that he would do a number on American rival Wilder.
Reported by the Daily Mail, Fury told Horner: “Don’t worry, I’m gonna smash him.”
His prediction came true, but only after 11 sensational rounds in Las Vegas.
Fury, 33, dropped Wilder, 35, in the fourth and looked on the road to an easy night’s work.
But in the following round disaster struck as he was twice put down and left fighting to keep his belt.
Fury soon regained control and in the tenth dropped Wilder, signalling the beginning of the end.
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It was a round later that he got the job done for good after a brutal right hand closed the show and settled their trilogy series once and for all.
Fury enjoyed a post-fight afterparty in Sin City with his family and friends but will soon return home to Lancashire.
He knows his next fight will be the winner of Dillian Whyte, 33, versus Otto Wallin, 30, at the end of the month.
And Fury’s UK promoter Frank Warren wants a British return for the champ, whose last five fights over three years have all been Stateside.
Warren said: “I would love that homecoming more than anything, the British fans and everything. Can you imagine it?
“Tyson sells out any stadium in Britain, easy. The fans will come out for him. He deserves that hero’s homecoming now.”