Man honours Tyson Fury with giant neck tattoo

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A massive Tyson Fury fan has taken his love for the boxer to extreme levels; he's got a tattoo of the Gypsy King on the back of his neck.

After 25 hours in the tattoo parlour, yes, the equivalent of more than a whole day, Gary Lloyd's masterpiece was complete.

He now proudly bears a portrait of Tyson Fury, the Gypsy King, on the back of his neck.

Gary, who suffered from mental health issues himself, drew inspiration from Fury and his comeback from the lowest of lows to the heights of the heavyweight division.

“Seeing Tyson Fury come back after a two-year lay off and lose over eight stone inspired me to get in shape myself and finally address my health,” Gary told LADbible.

"I got the tattoo started when the Fury vs Wilder fight was announced.

"In all honesty, I never expected Tyson to win that fight, given the considerable lay off. But after Tyson got the draw and shocked the world to retain his lineal world title, the crown was added.”

Gary tweeted the finished product to Fury, but not everyone had nice words to say about it.

“Artwork is subjective, so it doesn’t really bother me,” he stressed, unfazed by the negativity of some Twitter users.

Fury battled with his mental health during his time out of the ring, suffering particularly from depression.

“I woke up every day wishing I would not wake up any more,” he told the BBC last year.

“But I am living proof anyone can come back from the brink.”

Encouraged by the Gypsy King’s recovery, Gary lost three stone in just four months.

Now, he carries his homage to the boxer everywhere he goes.

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