Tyson Fury ‘was seriously injured’ in preparation for Deontay Wilder trilogy fight
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Yson Fury has been “seriously injured” in the run-up to his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder, according to the heavyweight’s father.
John Fury revealed his son needed injections in both elbows before beating the American for the second time and has since had surgery.
Fury was knocked down twice in the fourth round before fighting back for a knockout victory in the 11th round to retain his WBC title and unbeaten record in Las Vegas last month.
“Tyson was very seriously injured before this fight,” John Fury told BT Sport.
“He was disabled from the start. It wasn’t a boxing match, was it?
“He had to have chromosome injections in both elbows. Since then he has had an operation, six hours, all day in the hospital to fix them. He had bone spurs that he had to remove.
“He said to me afterwards, ‘I couldn’t box, I couldn’t work the jab. If I had missed the jab it would have put me in lame 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 a war and I wanted to win more than him.”
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