The Pugilist

‘Absolutely crazy’ arson attack on Tyson Fury’s home and cars

British boxer Tyson Fury has been left "devastated" after his home was targeted by arsonists while he was away training for a big fight.

Fury's home was empty with wife Paris and children Venezuela and Prince away at his training camp in Cannes when his cars and home were attacked.

Fire crews and police rushed to the scene after a call at around 8.35pm on Sunday to find that Fury's £12,000 Volkswagen Passat had been torched in his driveway.

His BMW estate had also been targeted by the culprit, who pounced with the boxer away from his home in Morecambe.

Peter Fury, Tyson’s trainer and uncle, said: "Tyson is devastated. It’s absolutely crazy. Somebody could have got hurt.

"We don’t really know the extent of the damage because we’re not there, although Tyson has spoken to the fire brigade.

"It might be up to £20,000 worth of damage."

Peter believes it was a result of a targeted attack against the controversial heavyweight boxer.

"Tyson has had threatening text messages as well," he said.

"He’s just a young kid who is earning his money in the right way in the ring. There’s no words for it really.

"But he’s taking it in his stride. You’ve got to get on with things."

The unbeaten 25-year-old is preparing for a big fight with American Joey Abell in London on Saturday.