Trainer: Fury seeking help after '˜witch-hunt'

Tyson Fury's trainer has confirmed Morecambe's world heavyweight champion is 'seeking help' for issues arising over what he believes to be a 'witch-hunt' against the boxer.
Tyson Fury.Tyson Fury.
Tyson Fury.

The WBA and WBO heavyweight champion was due to defend his belts against Wladimir Klitschko next month but has been declared medically unfit, postponing the rematch for a second time.

Peter Fury, Tyson’s uncle and also his trainer, claims his nephew is “at an all-time low” following a wave of negativity and allegations of doping against the 28-year-old.

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“I think it’s a culmination of things,” Peter Fury told iFL TV.

“When he won the world title the way he was treated, he said to me: ‘I came back off the boat, I picked up the paper, I expected to be celebrated.’ Straight away, he said, the hate campaign started.

“He was complaining about it a lot but said: ‘Okay, we’ve got to accept it. I’ve won the world title and this is how I’m treated. There’s almost been a vendetta against me since I’ve won it.’

“On many occasions he’s asked: ‘What’s it for? Because if I’m not being credited for the work I’ve done and what I’ve achieved, why am I bothering?’

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“So I think it’s created a lot of negativity in him as a person and it’s just the lack of respect he’s received on a global scale, it’s obviously had an effect.

“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.’”

A statement is expected to be released on Tuesday clarifying the situation with Peter Fury confident his charge will return to the ring.

He said: “There’s a lot to be answered for.

“It’s very disappointing for me because we’ve got a super talent here and he’s been driven underground with it, almost so he’s at breaking point.

“He is seeking help...Basically nothing means anything.

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“He’s at an all-time low. I think he’s always been a little up and down in the past, a bit volatile, always has been, but never like this.

“He just sees it as a complete witch-hunt, and why bother?

“Everyone needs to look in the mirror at what they’re doing, they’re doing a lot of damage to him. He’s a nice human being, Tyson, no matter what people say. He’s a gentleman to everyone...and this is how he gets treated.

“Sometimes he probably can’t be bothered to get up in the morning, he’s on an all-time low at the moment.”

Peter Fury refuted suggestions it was a tactic by Fury to get the Klitschko rematch postponed.

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“He’s fought as a challenger, he’s not even been rewarded financially yet,” Fury added. “He was about to get rewarded as a champion and now it’s all gone by the wayside. So this is not a tactic, this is reality.”

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