Tyson Fury was crowned world heavyweight boxing champion just hours after finding out he’s going to be a dad again.
The devoted father-of-two from Morecambe celebrated news that wife Paris is pregnant by singing to her in the ring.
Tyson, who beat Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA Super, IBF, WBO, IBO and Ring Magazine championships, serenaded his tearful wife with ‘I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing’ by Aerosmith.
As a worldwide TV audience watched and a large contingent of delighted British fans sang along in the 55,000-seater Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf, the emotional champion crooned the rock ballad over the microphone.
Then when the 27-year-old finished, he cried “I love you my wife!” and hugged Paris to huge cheers.
Tyson had promised to sing if he defeated Klitschko and kept his word after beating the Ukrainian with a unanimous points decision.
“We’ve been trying for a kid for about two years and nothing has happened but we finally found out that she’s five weeks pregnant yesterday,” said Fury.
“Ask and you shall receive. I was praying for it and it happened.”
Paris said: “We’re really pleased, we’re over the moon.”
The couple, who both come from a travelling Gypsy background, first met when Paris was 15 at a wedding of mutual friends in London.
They have been married for six years and have a daughter, Venezuela, and son Prince.
Fury had his children’s names embroidered on the trunks he wore while beating Klitschko on Saturday night.
Tyson was announced in the pre-fight introductions by legendary boxing MC Michael Buffer as being from ‘Heysham’ (which the American pronounced ‘Haysham’).
But the couple actually now live in Hest Bank after moving out of their home on Osborne Road in Heysham earlier this year.
During the post-fight TV interviews in the ring, family man Fury also wore a T-shirt paying tribute to his late uncle Hughie Fury.
Hughie, from Lancaster, was his nephew’s trainer earlier in his 25-fight career. Tyson lived at Hughie’s Skerton home in a caravan before moving to Morecambe. Hughie died in October 2014 aged 50.