Was Tyson Fury’s Daughter Dead for 3 Mins? Grandfather John Fury Tells The Truth

Published 08/13/2021, 2:46 AM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury reacts after the final bell in his heavy weight fight against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury became a father for the sixth time on Sunday. He shared regular updates about his newborn’s health on social media. That said, the newborn baby appears to be free from medical complications now. However, her arrival in this world wasn’t a comfortable one.

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Following her birth, Athena had to take intensive care in the ICU and was separated from her mother for a long time. It even urged Tyson Fury to ask for his fans’ well wishes all over the Internet. Meanwhile, Tyson Fury’s father, John Fury, has revealed some insights that might shock several of those fans.

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While Athena had a hard time coming into this world, John Fury clarified that she had passed away for almost three minutes. Reports further suggest that the medical team was swift enough to revive Tyson Fury’s daughter. In a chat with BT Sport, John Fury shed light on the whole situation and expressed his emotions.

He said, “It’s been a bit of a white knuckle ride, we’ve had a lot to deal with…We thought at one stage we were going to lose her. But it’s all been good due to the professionalism of the doctors and the surgeons. Whoever works there is an amazing person and we’re so grateful to have them.”

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Nevertheless, the situation appears to be under control and Tyson Fury’s family seems healthy and fine. Hence, ‘The Gypsy King’ can now transition his focus to his next boxing bout.

Can Tyson Fury retain his belt?

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On October 9, ‘The Gypsy King’ will defend his WBC heavyweight strap against Deontay Wilder in an epic trilogy. Although Tyson Fury was the superior man in the last fight, the current situation might favor ‘The Bronze Bomber’ Wilder to some extent.

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)

As Fury’s team had contracted Covid-19 a few weeks ago, the lingering effects of the medical setback can hamper the British camp in the buildup.

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However, Deontay Wilder, who had an uninterrupted camp, appears to be honing himself at the gym. Hence, he will be way ahead in his preparations. Nevertheless, it’s still bizarre to write off Tyson Fury from a boxing scrap, under any condition.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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