The WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury recently revealed that his cousin passed away after being stabbed by an unidentified person.It has been noted that the number of knife-related incidents and crimes in the UK has been increasing since 2015/16 which reported the lowest number of cases with 9,752 offenses. This year, the number has increased to around 11,122 which is a record high.
Tyson Fury is vocal about the issue
In a plea to the UK government, Fury released a statement on social media as he asked the government to curb the crimes:
“My cousin was murdered last night, stabbed in the neck, this is becoming ridiculous idiots carry knives. This needs to stop Asap, uk government needs to bring higher sentencing for knife crime, its a pandemic & you dont know how bad it is until its 1 of your own! Life is very precious & it can be taken away very quick enjoy every moment RIP RICO BURTON may the lord god grant you a good place in heven. see you soon #onlycowardscarryweapons”
Oleksandr Usyk recently secured a huge win against Anthony Joshua on Saturday night as he retained his titles at the Jeddah Superdome in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Following a dramatic post-fight speech by Joshua, Usyk went on to call out WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury to a fight.
Here’s what the Ukrainian said, per talkSPORT’s Michael Benson:
“I’m sure that Tyson Fury is not retired. I’m convinced he wants to fight me, I wanna fight him. If I’m not fighting Tyson Fury, I’m not fighting at all.”
Fury issued his own call-out with a video reacting to the fight, claiming he could beat both Usyk and ‘AJ’ on the same night. ‘The Gypsy King’ wants to come out of retirement to face the Ukrainian in an undisputed title fight. We will have to see when that match takes place.