TYSON Fury will be the guest at a sportsman's dinner in Warrington later this summer.

The colourful current boxing heavyweight champion of the world will be speaking to his audience at Warrington Wolves' Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday, September 2, as part of a UK tour.

Fisher Promotions have secured the deal.

"This is hot off the press. We're very excited and honoured to bring a current world heavyweight champion to Warrington. It's not very often it happens," said Ray Fisher.

"The only other time we're aware of a current heavyweight champion coming to Warrington was Anthony Joshua in 2017.

"We're looking forward to it. It's a great coup for the town and follows a line of illustrious sporting people to come to Warrington.

"I can't think, off hand, who is a bigger name and personality in world sport. He just wants to keep busy.

"Ticket information will follow shortly."

It will be the second time Fury has done a dinner at the HJ, having previously been booked by HC Promotions in 2019.

Fisher is a friend to the stars who has made a business out of bringing iconic sporting talent to the people of Warrington as well as further field.

The talent to have walked through the doors at The Halliwell Jones Stadium or at the Bank Quay Sports Club formerly owned by Fisher is mind-blowing.

From the boxing world, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvin Hagler, Roberto Duran, Frank Bruno and Nigel Benn are among those to have shared dinner, experiences and tales with Warrington sports fans thanks to Fisher's negotiating skills first honed as concert secretary at Tetley Walker Sports and Social Club, where he also played in, skippered and managed the football team.

And thanks to Fisher's passion for Manchester United, George Best, Bryan Robson, Gary Pallister, Andy Cole, Dwight York, Frank Stapleton, Mark Hughes, Denis Irwin and Norman Whiteside have paid a visit too.

The nights that Paul 'Gazza' Gascoigne came to town plus 'the boys of '66 dinner' with World Cup winners Jack Charlton, Geoff Hurst, Gordon Banks and Martin Peters are not to be forgotten, nor is the 'champion of champions' themed occasion with boxer Ricky Hatton, snooker's Paul Hunter and darts ace Phil Taylor, as well as the marquis affair with Warrington Wolves legend Les Boyd.