Britain's Most Notorious Convict Won A Fortune On Tyson Fury

December 2, 2015

-OpeningRound Staff

Former bare knuckle brawler, and now one of Great Britain’s most notorious convicts, Charles Bronson, won a fortune on Tyson Fury’s upset win over Wladimir Klitschko per The Mirror.

Bronson, who became friendly with Fury through letters to each other about their love of boxing, reportedly pocketed a substantial amount of money in prison after putting an undisclosed sum down on Fury upsetting Klitschko and winning the heavyweight title.

Bronson’s fiance Lorraine Etherington confirmed that he won a lot of money on the fight saying  “Just to update everyone, Charlie is doing fantastically well…He was overjoyed to hear Tyson Fury win his big fight, as he had a bet on it.”

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An unnamed friend of Bronson also told The Mirror that “Charlie won a substantial wedge on the fight – he backed Tyson at 4/1…Let’s just say he put a fair bit of money on and now he’s owed a decent amount of cash from other prisoners – lets say several hundred at least.”

Bronson, now 62, has spent most of life behind bars, being first jailed for armed robbery in 1974. He has reportedly only been out of prison for around 4 months in the past 41 years, and is currently serving a life sentence for taking a prison art teacher hostage.

Bronson also has convictions for wounding, criminal damage, GBH, false imprisonment, blackmail and threatening to kill, and has taken hostages in 10 prison sieges and attacked at least 20 prison wardens. He now claims to be a changed man after passing a Violence Reduction Course in prison and is now devoting his time to art.

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