Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fury Close to Pulling out of His Title Fight; BOXING

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Fury Close to Pulling out of His Title Fight; BOXING

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TYSON Fury was almost forced to pull out of his heavyweight clash with Dereck Chisora after a virus prevented him from training for three and a half weeks, according to uncle and trainer Peter Fury.

The 26-year-old Manchester fighter coasted to a 10th-round stoppage win over Chisora at London's ExCel Arena to claim the European and vacant British belt while also setting up a mandatory challenge to Wladimir Klitschko.

Fury dominated the encounter from start to finish to beat Chisora for the second time in three years - but it was revealed after the victory he had been close to withdrawing due to a chest infection last week.

Peter Fury said: "Nobody knows Tyson had not trained for the past three and a half weeks coming into this fight,.

"Tyson had a virus which left him bed-ridden.

"He's had flu injections, been up and down to the doctors, I took him to my place and put him in bed for three or four days.

"Last week he started to feel better and two days before this fight he said, 'listen I feel okay'. …

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