It’s not usually a story when a world champion boxer makes his way down to the track on a weekend, but Tyson Fury’s trip to Churchill Downs on Saturday is breaking that expectation. The lineal heavyweight champion of the world will be heading to the Kentucky Derby to see if a horse with his namesake, King Fury, will win the Run for the Roses.
King Fury currently sits at 20-1 odds for the first Triple Crown race. As for the where the name came from, trainer Kenny McPeek apparently decided upon it during Fury’s fight against Deontay Wilder last February.
“That was such a great fight and so fun to watch, and he seems like a really fun guy,” McPeek said, per ESPN. “The other thing is when you name colts, especially really well-bred, expensive colts, you want to name them with a strong name.”
Other names that McPeek was…