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Christian boxer motivated by prayer minutes before Las Vegas debut

Mon 17 Jun 2019
By Heather Preston

A video has been released showing the British boxer Tyson Fury praying in preparation for his Las Vegas fight against Tom Schwarz.

The heavyweight champion won after just two rounds in the ring, maintaining his unbeaten record.

In a video on the YouTube channel iFL TV, Fury is shown gathering his team before praying: "Heavenly father we come to you in the mighty name of Jesus.

  

"Give both men strength tonight, give both men the power to give their best performances and let both men come out of the ring safely.

"As I walk through the valley of the shadow of death i will fear no evil and those who bring weapons against me shall not prosper."

 

In an unusual move, Fury asked a Muslim member of his team to pray also.

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