Leading British promoter Eddie Hearn is reported to have said that 28-year British boxer Tyson Fury will never fight again.Tyson Fury recently had backed out from his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko, scheduled for 29 October because of reported mental health problems. According to Tyson’s uncle, the British boxer is receiving professional help for problems that have come out as a result of a “witch-hunt” against the boxer.
Fury has not fought since he defeated Klitschko in last November to become world heavyweight champion.
Eddie Hearn commenting on Tyson said, “Fury will be stripped of his titles and, after a legal battle, he stated officially: ‘No more, I’m done’. It’s going to be really messy and it might take a year to resolve. I know there are sensitivities around mental health issues but this is a business. The governing bodies have had enough. The world heavyweight title is a huge part of their business and they’ve not made any money from it for a year.”
Peter Fury, who is Tyson’s trainer has said that the British boxer’s recent condition has resulted because of a rush of negativity which he is receiving and which in turn has been driving this world heavyweight champion from the sport.
Peter in a recent statement to iFL TV said, “He is seeking help and there will be a statement issued, probably on Tuesday. When we were abroad in Holland we had various issues with him – he was snapping a lot, and although he was coming to the gym, his mind was elsewhere some days. I think that, because of the witch-hunt against him and recent allegations, it’s put him over the edge. He said: ‘If this is what boxing’s doing, I don’t want it.”
Tyson defeated Klitschko on points in Germany. This is the Ukrainian’s first loss since 2004. This victory of Tyson enabled him to pick up the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO titles, with American Deontay Wilder holding the WBC belt.
It is significant to note that just within two weeks Tyson was stripped of the same because he was unable to fight mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov. This belt is now held by his fellow British boxer Anthony Joshua.
Tyson was also under investigation for alleged doping. He was charged with an offence by the UK Anti-Doping Agency (Ukad) in June, after traces of a banned substance were allegedly found in a urine sample. With the problems mounting on this British boxer, his return to the game does not seem to be likely soon.