Boxing star Tyson Fury has suffered another devastating family blow after it was revealed his wife has lost their unborn baby.
The Morecambe heavyweight’s wife Paris was five months pregnant with the couple’s third child.
But Tyson’s uncle and trainer Peter Fury told World Boxing News that Paris suffered a miscarriage in the days leading up to his scheduled fight with Alexander Ustinov.
Peter revealed the tragic news as his brother, and Tyson’s uncle Hughie Fury was fighting for his life in the Royal Lancaster Infirmary.
He said that Hughie, from Lancaster, was in a coma after suffering complications from a routine knee operation which led to a blood clot. Tyson’s fight with the Russian Ustinov, scheduled for the Phones4U Arena in Manchester on July 26, was called off after he heard about his uncle’s condition. Ustinov was himself a late replacement for Dereck Chisora, who pulled out with a hand injury before Tyson received news of his wife’s miscarriage.
Peter hit out at users of social media who criticised his nephew for withdrawing from the fight.
“As Tyson’s trainer, I was not going into a fight with my brother in a hospital fighting for his life with his wife and children in despair,” said Peter.
“I wanted to be there for them all. The seriousness of our situation speaks for itself and only when life is on the line will Tyson consider cancellation of any fight against anyone. People are too eager at times to jump on false propaganda that only aids the perpetrators who put these type of comments out in the first place for their own tactless favour.”
Tyson, who lives in Morecambe with Paris, their daughter Venezuela and son Prince, was trained by Hughie earlier in his pro career.