Trainer and uncle of lineal heavyweight champion of the world Tyson Fury, Peter Fury, has refuted any claims that his nephew should have his heavyweight titles stripped off him following his withdrawal on medical grounds from his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko.
For anyone that has spoken to him in the boxing industry they will tell you that Peter Fury is a man that talks a lot of sense, doesn’t mince his words and is honest.
It’s for that reason that I believe that something very serious could be going on with Tyson Fury’s health at the moment – following comments such as these from Peter online this morning:
“With Tysons condition’ he can not be held culpable’ detailed statement coming soon on health. He will not & should not be stripped of belts.”
Things must be in a fairly bad state of affairs with Tyson and despite the onslaught of negativity he seems to have received over night since the news broke, I think it is also important to remember that he is a human being at the end of the day and if he’s going through a serious mental illness battle, respect and privacy should be afforded instead of trying to kick a man when he is down even further.
Alarm bells did ring off for me recently when Tyson was absent from the press conference in the UK to announce the new date for the rematch with Klitschko.
It just seemed odd even then, the whole press conference did to be honest. Perhaps he was struggling mentally or with whatever illness he has at that time too.
In the grand scheme of things at the age of 28 however, Fury is still relatively young in heavyweight terms, who certainly has plenty of time to come back from this illness. Whatever it is.
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