The world's first contemporary art sculpture of Tyson Fury is set to be unveiled.

The sculpture of the two-time world heavyweight champion, made of pipes, will be sited in Tyson's adopted hometown of Morecambe.

This weekend (December 4 and December 5) will see the unveiling of the sculpture at the Morecambe Bay Art Fair at The Platform.

Then it will be taken to Jo and Lee's By The Sea Cafe on Morecambe's famous seafront.

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The statue is being placed on the site of the VVV gym and the cafe where Tyson used to train and eat.

Award-winning artist Anthony Padgett said: "The sculpture was inspired by Tyson Fury.

"It depicts the essence of the punch, the key moment in boxing.

"It is great to have a sculpture depicting Tyson's world achievement in Morecambe.

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"Also to have a contemporary artwork shows Morecambe is progressive in its views of art.

"I used to see Tyson Fury in the cafe but never spoke to him. I hope he likes the work."

Contemporary art is different to traditional "life-like" sculptures.

It uses everyday objects in new ways.

Large sculptures made out of storm drain piping is a first that Padgett pioneered in 2020 with a 10 feet high commission for the Harris Museum and Art Gallery in Preston, Lancashire, England.

Anthony's traditional "life-like" sculptures, including of war poet Wilfred Owen and artist Vincent Van Gogh, are sited around the UK and in Europe.

Anthony, who is from Morecambe, said he is also in the ring as a contender to do a life-like sculpture of Tyson in bronze.