Peter Fury: Tyson will “absolutely” be back

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Tyson Fury‘s uncle and trainer Peter has promised that the Gypsy King will return to the ring once he recovers from his mental health issues. Indeed, he went as far as to say that Fury has a “massive” future in the sport.

Fury last night relinquished his remaining World title belts following a year of outside-the-ring issues and this morning the former Irish champion saw his boxing licence suspended by the British Boxing Board of Control pending “further investigation” into his drug and medical issues.

Peter Fury, who also trains Hughie Fury and Con Sheehan, appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live today and stated how the undefeated 28 year old will fight again

“Absolutely you will see him in the ring again,” the explained. “I was with him yesterday, me and his dad. and just listening to him speak and the way he is.

“Boxing is in his life. It’s in his blood. It’s in his veins. He doesn’t know anything else. He’s just frustrated. When you lose interest in everything and you can’t see the meaning of anything – clearly you’ve got a problem.”

“He’s addressing it now and we spoke for three and a half, four hours yesterday. The treatment he’s had already is doing him a lot of good.

The 48 year old trainer hopes and thinks that Fury will be welcomed back to boxing by fans and sanctioning bodies alike once he recovers. Peter Fury described how “the Board needs to understand that he’s got a severe depression problem. He’s got all of his reports to go with it. He’s attending the necessary clinics.”

“Once Tyson Fury produces all of his records of what he’s been through, the Boxing Board I don’t think will have any option but to give him his licence back because this is a guy that’s needing medical treatment.”

“Once the powers that be say he’s fit to box and he’s okay there’s no reason why he can’t be reinstated.”

“He is controversial. He lights up boxing, whether it be good or bad. I think it’s a case of he is the World champion, the true World champion. I think when he does come back he’ll be welcomed with open arms. Especially the way he’s voluntarily relinquished his belts.”

“He is the linear heavyweight champion of the World. He’s done what nobody else could do. He’s in the pinnacle of his career. He’s only twenty eight years of age. He’s got a massive future.”

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie