The heavyweight mess surrounding Tyson Fury and former four title holder Wladimir Klitschko continues to be a circus as Fury has pulled out of their rematch for the second time this year. Originally scheduled for July, the match was pushed back to October after Fury injured his ankle two weeks before the date. But now their October 29th event has been cancelled as well after doctors have deemed Tyson ‘medically unfit to fight.’
According to ABC News, sources close to both camps confirmed the existence of a letter from Fury’s doctor to Klitschko’s camp saying mental health issues were taking Tyson out of the fight and that he’d be “unavailable for the foreseeable future.”
“Medical specialists have advised that the condition is too severe to allow him to participate in the rematch and that he will require treatment before going back into the ring,” his promoters from Hennessy Sports wrote in a statement. “Tyson will now immediately undergo the treatment he needs to make a full recovery. We and Tyson wish to express our sincerest apologies to all those concerned with the event and all the boxing fans who had been looking forward to the rematch. Tyson is understandably devastated by the development.”
Tyson’s brother Peter Fury also wrote a concerning Tweet regarding the cancellation, saying “With Tysons condition he can not be held culpable,” and promising there will be a “detailed statement coming soon on health.”
Here’s hoping Tyson gets better soon.