Tyson Fury was outpaced by his father after a run ‘almost killed’ him prior to his fight with Deontay Wilder.
Tyson Fury may have beaten Deontay Wilder in their epic trilogy bout, but only after a hampered build-up that left him unable to keep up with his 57-year-old father in the gym.
On a training run just weeks before his trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder, Tyson Fury was no match for his father.
‘The Gypsy King’ won a thrilling bout in Las Vegas to end an entertaining trilogy with his heavyweight foe, despite his preparation being anything but seamless.
The fight was supposed to take place on July 24, but it was postponed after the British fighter tested positive for Covid-19. Fury then returned to his home to deal with a difficult circumstance.
Paris gave birth to the couple’s sixth child, Athena, in August, but she did so amid serious health issues, resulting in their newborn spending time in the intensive care unit of Liverpool’s Alder Hey Children’s Hospital.
Fortunately, Athena made it through and was reunited with Paris at their Manchester home.
Fury, 33, was understandably exhausted, and his father, John, has now revealed the degree of his son’s distress.
“I went to Alder Hey Hospital, I accompanied him just to keep him right,” he told Sky Sports.
“I told her, ‘Look, you have to get some exercise, but don’t sit in here.’ Let’s go for a little run; you’ll feel much better.’ Is Fury’s win over Wilder even sweeter because of his restricted preparation? Please share your thoughts in the comments area.
“I’m 56 years old, 20 stone, and I beat him to the finish line.” We went for a run through Liverpool, and his lungs were on fire, so I thought to myself, “Wow, look at this.” What about my lungs? You couldn’t hear them because you couldn’t hear them. A three-mile run was difficult for him.
“He later stated ‘it almost killed me,’ so that’s where he was four weeks before the big night.”
Fury’s father revealed that the family considered pulling his son out of the bout, but that it would have been pointless.
He continued, “He was going to do it regardless.”
“So I replied, ‘OK, I’ll try to make the best of a bad situation.'” I’ll instill trust in him.” Despite his fears that his son was doing the wrong thing, he said Tyson wanted to “stand up for his country.” Following Anthony Joshua’s demoralising defeat to Oleksandr Usyk, Fury is now expected to face the winner of Dillian Whyte’s fight. The news is summarized by Brinkwire.