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Tyson Fury reveals why he will not get his second Covid jab until after his Deontay Wilder fight on October 9

Tyson Fury Reveals Why He Will Not Get His Second Covid Jab Until After His Deontay Wilder Fight On October 9

Tyson Fury Reveals Why He Will Not Get His Second Covid Jab Until After His Deontay Wilder Fight On October 9

WBC heavyweight champion,  Tyson Fury has revealed he will not be getting his second covid-19 jab until after his planned fight with Deontay Wilder on October 9 as he doesn’t want to ‘take risks’ with his performance. 

 

The Manchester born fighter postponed his original July 24 trilogy fight with American rival Wilder after he tested positive for Covid-19 following an outbreak in his camp – and it emerged after the fight that he turned down his second vaccine due to concerns about getting regular sickness from the jab. 

Fury, 33, had his first jab over the summer but has now claimed he does not want to risk his career and his family’s earnings by taking the vaccine ahead of next month’s crucial fight.

‘You never can tell,’ Fury said about the impact of the vaccine. ‘There’s so much bulls*** with all this, stories that go around, you never know what’s the truth and what’s not. So, I’m not in the risk-taking game. 

 

‘I’m in a serious, life-threatening job, where you can get your lights knocked out with one punch. And if (a second dose) was to affect me in any way, then I’d never live with myself before a big fight. 

 

‘But when the fight’s over, and it hasn’t affected me, I’ll have time to recover from it all. But I wouldn’t go now and have myninjection, not knowing what’s gonna happen next week, because I’ve got much business on.

 

‘And it not only would affect my career, but affect my family’s future earnings and taking food out of my family’s mouth. 

‘So, when the boxing’s over in the minute, I can go and get my vaccine, second shot, and we’ll see how we go from there. But yeah, for now, I’m just gonna stick with one until after the fight.’

Fury is not contractually obliged to have a second vaccine in order to take part in the fight, but is still fully committed on having the vaccine and has urged the general public to have the procedure. 

 

‘It’s killed a lot of people in the world and if the vaccine helps, then get it done, you know?’ he added. ‘I had my first vaccine back in I think July or June in Miami. And I was supposed to go back and have another one after the Wilder fight. 

 

‘But I ended up getting COVID and flew back home (to England) after 10 days. And I’ll be having my vaccine, the second shot, after the Wilder fight.’ 

 

The 33-year-old has faced Wilder twice before – the first bout ending in a controversial draw, before Fury dominated the American in February 2020.

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