By Brian Donnellon
Less than twelve months after dethroning Wladimir Klitschko (64-4, 53 KOs) as the heavyweight king of boxing, Tyson Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) looks set to be stripped of his WBO and WBA titles due to inactivity after he was forced to pull out of his rematch for a second time versus Klitschko.
Fury was declared ‘medically unfit’ to fight. His uncle and trainer Peter Fury has blamed the negativity that Tyson has faced as one of the main factors in driving the boxer away from the sport. His management team Hennessy also released a statement “It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce that the world heavyweight championship rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko, scheduled to take place on the 29th October 2016 at the Manchester Arena, will not be going ahead.”
Tyson has, this week, been declared medically unfit to fight. Medical specialists have advised that the condition is too severe to allow him to participate in the rematch and that he will require treatment before going back into the ring. Tyson will now immediately undergo the treatment he needs to make a full recovery.
“We and Tyson wish to express our sincerest apologies to all those concerned with the event and all the boxing fans who had been looking forward to the rematch. Tyson is understandably devastated by the development.” “We will be making a further statement in due course. Until then, we ask that Tyson and his family be given the privacy and the space he needs to recover during this difficult time.”