“I Had Lumps on the Back of My Head”: Tyson Fury Feared Getting “Brain Damage” as He Couldn’t Remember Getting Knocked Down in a Grudge Match

Published 07/19/2022, 2:54 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, USA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury is knocked down during WBC Heavyweight Championship at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on December 01, 2018. (Photo by Philip Pacheco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

The British heavyweight icon Tyson Fury recently made a painful revelation about the series of events that led to his retirement. Recalling his action-packed trilogy, the WBA and the Ring Magazine heavyweight champion confessed the fear of suffering ‘Brian Damage’.

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‘The Gypsy King’ moved out of the ring in April this year, with a promise of never returning. He even detailed the aftermath of his third fight with the former WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

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In this gruesome revelation, he mentioned the injuries that were inflicted on him by one of the hardest punchers in the history of boxing. Though he stopped Wilder in the 11th round, he could not escape the power. According to Tyson, it was not easy for him to get back to the changing rooms. The two knockouts scored by Wilder had wounded Fury badly.

LOS ANGELES, USA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury is knocked down during WBC Heavyweight Championship at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California on December 01, 2018.
(Photo by Philip Pacheco/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)

“I was feeling the back of my head and I had lumps on the back of my head like fists. I didn’t know if I had brain damage, I didn’t know what was up with me. I was very frightened because I had these massive swellings on the back of my head. I was thinking, ‘I could end up with brain damage.’ I was concussed, I didn’t remember anything,” said Tyson.

What did Tyson Fury mention about his retirement?

Earlier, in April 2022, the greatest technician of this generation announced that the mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte was his last victory in the sport. The reason he gave was that he had made a promise to his beloved lady to spend more time with her and the family.

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Speaking about his fight, Fury highlighted his moment of realization. Wilder’s shots were so ruthless and devastating that Fury actually forget that he was knocked out twice during the fight.

In that dilemma, Fury mentions, “I thought to myself, ‘You know what? I think it’s time to call it a day.’ That was after Wilder 3.”

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

Edited By: Melroy Fernandes

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