Fury slams ‘Bulls***t’ around Covid vaccines and explains not getting 2nd jab
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WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has sensationally slammed the "bulls**t" around Covid vaccines – and insisted he won't get his second jab until after his mega-fight with Deontay Wilder next month.
Fury is set to defend his WBC crown against Wilder on Saturday 9th October at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas.
It will be the third clash between the two giants, with Wilder bidding for revenge after being stopped in spectacular fashion by Fury in their previous bout back in 2020. Their first clash ended in a controversial draw.
The fight was initially billed for July 24 but was pushed back after Fury contracted Covid.
But despite that, Fury, who was originally vaccinated in the summer, still isn't planning on getting his second jab just yet.
"You never can tell," Fury told Boxing Scene when discussing 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.
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"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 my injection, 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."
Despite his reluctance to get his second jab before his clash with Wilder, Fury has stressed his intention to get it after the fight – and also pleaded with others to follow suit.
"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."
Hopes for an all-British heavyweight unification fight hang in the balance of the next couple of weeks with Anthony Joshua defending his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday.
Should Joshua and Fury both emerge victorious, it should finally set the stage for the blockbuster clash that the nation has been craving.
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