Tyson Fury provides update on baby daughter Athena after intensive care fight

Tyson Fury is expecting to take his baby daughter Athena home from the hospital later this week after she spent her first few days alive on a ventilator.

Fury's third daughter and sixth child with wife Paris had a tumultuous start to her life, spending a number of days on a ventilator in intensive care after complications in the hospital.

And she reportedly was dead for three minutes before doctors managed to revive her, with her parents now planning to take her home on Wednesday.

"I've just done a four-mile run there with my dad in the park in Liverpool," Fury said in a social media update.

"We're hoping to God that the baby gets out of hospital on Wednesday and I can start training for the big dosser Deontay Wilder.

"That gives me about seven-and-a-half weeks which is more than enough for a mug like that."

Things were looking bleak early last week, with Fury's father John telling BT Sport that there was a real possibility they had lost her in the first few days of her life.

But just seconds after Tyson had been told that she had passed away, a doctor emerged, telling the family that Athena had been revived.

She was cared for in Alder Hey Children's Hospital in Liverpool, which encouraged the world champion fighter to launch a social media fundraiser that made the charity over £40,000 between Instagram donations and GoFundMe pledges.

"It's been a bit of a white knuckle ride, we've had a lot to deal with," Fury's father John told BT Sport.

"But we've come out on the other side due to professionalism of Alder Hey Hospital in Liverpool, they're the best children's hospital in the country if not the world.

"They've been really magnificent, they've really saved her life because she was dead for three minutes and they brought her back, it's onwards and upwards from today.

"All the respect in the world to Alder Hey, without those kind of people we can't function, we've been there a few days now and you see first hand the stress and pain of people, it's another world.

"We come back and we moan about our day at work being bad but once you've had a few hours there you realise what life is about.

"And I've learned one thing about people, particularly children, it's resilience."

Fury has been in training for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder for a number of months, and will up the intensity over the coming days.

The pair will finally square off for the third time on October 9, after missing out on their initial July 24 date due to a coronavirus outbreak in Fury's camp.

T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas will host the massive heavyweight title clash, with the winner expected face the winner of Anthony Joshua's fight with Oleksandr Usyk next month.

Fury and Joshua were expected to fight this month, but due to an arbitration ruling in favour of Wilder, the Manchester native had to face the American first.

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