Tyson Fury injured before Wilder fight, father says

Tyson Fury was “very badly injured” entering into his battle with Deontay Wilder last month and went through a six-hour surgical treatment following the triumph, his daddy, John Fury, informed BT Sport.

Fury got injections in both elbows ahead of the Oct. 9 battle, the 3rd of their trilogy series, John Fury stated in a comprehensive interview from his 1950s caravan house in the countryside. He included that his child entered into the battle at “50%” after a favorable COVID-19 test in July and his child’s remain at the ICU in August. Athena Fury suffered issues quickly after she was born upon Aug. 8 and was placed on a ventilator. 

“He was handicapped from the beginning,” John Fury stated. “It wasn’t a boxing match, was it? Because Tyson was very badly injured going into that fight.” 

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) kept his WBC heavyweight title with a knockout in the 11th round. The only mark on Fury’s record is a draw with Wilder (42-2-1, 41 KOs) in the very first of their 3 bouts in December 2018. 

There were 5 knockdowns in last month’s battle — 3 by Fury and 2 by Wilder. Via ESPN:

“My son’s No. 1, a legend and will be spoken about for hundreds of years,” John Fury informed BT Sport. “He’s that damn good and got that burning desire to never get beaten.

“He needed to have [cortisone] injections into both elbows. He’s considering that had an operation, 6 hours, throughout the day in health center having them figured out. He had some bone stimulates he needed to get eliminated.

“He said to me afterwards, ‘I couldn’t box, I couldn’t work the jab. If I’d missed the jab, it would’ve put me in limp mode and I wouldn’t have been able to fight. The pain when throwing the jab was unbearable, so I was fighting two people — the pain in my own body and him. All we could do was make it a war, and I wanted to win more than he did.'”

John Fury stated Tyson just had about 3 or 4 weeks to train for the battle and needed to get his mind right because brief period. 

“In my mind, I knew the truth, because he was only at 50% of what he should be,” John Fury informed BT Sport. “He had too many problems. He had the COVID in July when it was first meant to take place, then he got the problems with his daughter. You can’t get your head straight from that within weeks. And that’s what he did. And to perform like he did. … He thought, yup, OK, to hell with the boxing. It’s not going to work. Let’s have it. Let’s have a war. And he stood toe-to-toe with him, and it was a thrilling affair, but it shortens careers, doesn’t it?”

Tyson Fury and father John Fury

Tyson Fury with his daddy, John Fury, in February 2015 in London, England. (Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.