Fury, 25, was forced to withdraw on the day of his fight with big Belarussian Alexander Ustinov following the sudden illness of his uncle Hughie, which Peter has now fully explained to WBN.
“I am releasing this statement to WBN on behalf of the whole family,” Fury told World Boxing News.
“On the afternoon of the 25th of July, I received a call just after leaving the press conference for Tyson and Eddie Chambers’ fights at the Phones 4U Arena in Manchester. My elder brother had gone for a routine operation to place a pin in his leg below the knee. The operation was a success as fully expected, however a blood clot developed due to having a cast on his leg and sadly it travelled through to his arteries making the situation far worse.
“Since the operation, Hughie has been in the intensive care unit at Lancaster Royal Hospital where we are all by his side awaiting news. He is in critical, but stable condition at present and we are very worried.
“We would like to thank everyone for all the nice messages of support and prayers for our family as they have been deeply moving and much appreciated. We are sorry to all the fans that we had to cancel the fights due to what is a terrible situation for all involved.
“As everybody knows, we are a very close family and nothing, absolutely nothing comes before our brother and Tyson’s uncle’s well being. We would also like to give special thanks to the doctors and staff at Lancaster Royal for their continued dedication in the work they do – especially in the ICU unit.
“The well wishes and prayers are all we have at this time as we are awaiting our brothers progress in what are very anxious times. Our love and respect goes out to all our friends and fans who are wishing us the best.
“God bless all of you.”
All at WBN would also like to send our best wishes to Hughie and we wish for a quick recovery
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