Tyson Fury’s Father Hints at Cancelation of the Third Deontay Wilder Fight

Published 08/14/2021, 7:16 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 25: Lineal Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury works out in front of Los Angeles media in advance of his highly anticipated WBC Heavyweight World Championship against undefeated WBC World Champion Deontay Wilder on December 1at Churchill Boxing Club on October 25, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by John McCoy/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury has faced a lot of adversity in life, right from going through depression to almost losing his daughter. The ‘Gypsy King’ always knows how to come back from such situations. His inspirational comeback from mental struggles to rise to the top of boxing is quite a story.

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Fury is currently training for his trilogy fight against the ‘Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder. The fight has had its share of complications after the Fury camp contracted Covid-19 that postponed the July 24 bout to October 9.

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Their first fight ended in a majority draw as both fighters failed to show the judges anything decisive. In the second bout, Fury dismantled his opponent in a technically superior display of boxing and won the WBC belt.

Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury during the WBC Heavyweight Championship bout at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Saturday December 1, 2018. See PA story BOXING Los Angeles. Photo credit should read: Lionel Hahn/PA Wire (Photo by Lionel Hahn/PA Images via Getty Images)

Testing times for Tyson Fury

Ahead of his trilogy fight, Tyson Fury became a father for the sixth time. Paris Fury gave birth to Athena Fury. However, the joy soon turned to grief as they shifted the newborn to the ICU. Subsequently, Fury raised funds to thank the hospital where his daughter was admitted.

Later, his father, John Fury, spoke about how important family was to Tyson. He also revealed that he would cancel the fight if the situation got worse for the Fury family.

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“Without family, you can’t function right. Your family has got to be intact, coz if you’re a happy family man and you know things are right at home, you’re gonna perform right yourself… If problems persist, we will cancel the fight. I’ll cancel the fight, coz nobody would expect people to perform under these duress circumstances.”  

‘The Gypsy King’ will look to defend his belt against ‘The Bronze Bomber’ on October 9. In the build-up to the fight, Fury has been talking all kinds of trash against his American foe.

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However, Wilder, who has not been reacting to any of Fury’s disses, seems very calm. Even during the press conference, Wilder sat with his headphones on. At times, he didn’t even answer questions posed by the reporters.

What do you think will happen in the clash of the heavyweights on October 9? Do you think it will go ahead?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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