Tyson Fury confirmed his boxing supremacy back in October when knocked out Deontay Wilder in a thrilling fight to retain his WBC heavyweight title. But the feat is now set to be considered even more impressive after Fury’s father revealed that his son entered the ring “badly injured.”
In a recent chat with BT Sport, John Fury shared that his son dealt with elbow injuries ahead of the bout and had to get cortisone injections before the fight started. The injuries were so bad that the WBC heavyweight champ need “six-hour” surgery to repair the damage.
“He’s since had an operation, six hours, all day in hospital having them sorted out. He had some bone spurs he had to get removed,” John Fury told the British media outlet.
“My son’s No. 1, a legend and will be spoken about for hundreds of years,” he added. “He’s that damn good and got that burning desire to never get beaten.”
Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder produced one of the best boxing matches in ages to wrap up their trilogy. Both of the fighters were on canvas at one point but it was Fury who dealt the finishing blow by dropping Wilder in the eleventh round to end the fight.
While Fury would probably like to chase the undisputed heavyweight title next, that doesn’t seem likely at the moment. WBC already confirmed that they want Fury to fight interim champion Dillian Whyte with early 2022 being eyed as the most likely date.