- Tyson Fury won’t get a second Covid-19 jab until after his Deontay Wilder fight
- The Gypsy King will take on the Bronze Bomber in a trilogy fight on October 9th
- Fury had to postpone his original Wilder clash on 24 July after contracting Covid
- Morecambe-born boxer doesn’t want to take risks before trilogy bout
- The 33-year-old is in support of the vaccine and urges the public to get it
Tyson Fury has revealed he won’t get his second coronavirus jab until after his planned fight with Deontay Wilder on October 9 because he doesn’t want to ‘take a risk’ with his performance.
The Gypsy King had to postpone his original July 24 trilogy fight with American rival Wilder after he tested positive for Covid-19 following an outbreak at his camp and it emerged after the fight that he had a routine illness. Turned down his second vaccine due to concerns. By jab.
Fury, 33, suffered a setback for the first time in the summer, but claimed he didn’t want to risk his career and his family’s earnings by getting the vaccine ahead of next month’s crucial battle.
‘You can never tell,’ Fury said of the vaccine’s impact. ‘There are so many bulls*** With all this, the stories that keep swirling, you never know what is true and what is not. So, I am not in the risk-taking game.
Tyson Fury reveals he is delaying receiving his second COVID-19 vaccine until after October
Fury (right) doesn’t want to jeopardize his October 9 trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder (left)
‘I’m in for a serious, murderous job where you can put out your light with one punch. And if (the second shot) had affected me in any way, I would have never been with myself before a big fight.
‘But when the fight is over, and it hasn’t affected me, I will have time to recover from it. But I just won’t go and give me injections, don’t know what’s going to happen next week, because I have a lot of work to do.
‘And it will not only affect my career, but will affect my family’s future earnings and take food out of my family’s mouth.
The 33-year-old had to delay his July 24 fight as he himself tested positive for the virus
‘So, when the boxing is over in the minute, I can go and get me vaccinated, another shot, and we’ll see how we go from there. But yeah, for now, I’m going to stick with just one until after the fight.’
Fury is not contractually obligated to have a second vaccine to participate in the fight, but is still fully committed to having the vaccine and has urged the general public to get the procedure done.
‘It’s killed a lot of people in the world and if the vaccine helps, get it done, you know?’ she added. ‘I think my first vaccine was back in Miami in July or June. And I had to go back and have another one after the Wilder fight.
But I got COVID and flew home (England) after 10 days. And I will get my vaccine, the second shot, after the wilder fight.’
Fury (left) sparks anger in the boxing community by appearing at a Las Vegas casino just days after testing positive for COVID-19
The news of the Morcombe-born boxer being infected with the coronavirus came just two weeks before the July 24 fight in Las Vegas.
The 33-year-old sparked anger in the boxing community after he was seen at the Royal Exotic Cars shop in Vegas, then a casino, just days after the fight was called off.
Critics claimed that Fury should have been self-isolating after testing positive for the virus just a week before his public appearance, although it is not known when Fury first tested positive for the disease.
Meanwhile, Wilder reacted angrily to Fury’s coronavirus diagnosis, telling his manager Shelley Finkel: ‘Now again, he did wrong and I am being punished.’
Fury (left) needs to defeat Wilder (right) on October 9 to help set up the Anthony Joshua fight
The outcome of Fury’s fight with Wilder is extremely important for the future of British boxing as reports emerged this week that the Gypsy King will take on Anthony Joshua next year if he is to beat the Bronze Bomber.
Joshua has an autumn bout to distance himself from, with the Watford-born boxer facing Ukraine’s Alexander Usyk at the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London on 26 September.
Fury was initially written off to take on Joshua in a two-fight deal this year, but an arbitration judge told the Gypsy King that he was contractually obligated to take on Wilder in the first trilogy bout.
The 33-year-old has faced Wilder twice before – the first bout ending in a controversial draw before Fury dominated the American in February 2020.