WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has sent out a message to support for anybody who may be struggling following the latest lockdown announcement from the UK government.
It was announced on Monday by Prime Minister Boris Johnson that the UK would be placed back into lockdown due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, and Fury hopes everybody can get through the tough times together.
Fury said: “This is a quick message of positivity. We’ve had the lockdown last night, and I know a lot of people are struggling with their mental health and their physical health. You’re not alone, and we’re all in this together.
“No matter what is going on at this present matter, I’ve been there and I’m proof you can come out the other side. Stay positive and spread positive energy for those around you. Reach out and get help because you’re not alone. It’s ok not to be ok.
“You can go running, eat clean food, and do other things too. We can all get through it together. Have a positive 2021, god bless, stay safe and stay happy.”
Fury has been out of the ring since stopping Deontay Wilder in February 2020 to capture the WBC title at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Fury’s handlers are currently in talks to finalize a two-fight deal for a full division unification with IBF, IBO, WBA, WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua. If the deal is nailed down, the first bout would take place in May or early June.
Wilder is attempting to derail those plans. He brought forward a legal action to enforce a third fight with Fury. The two sides are in mediation to settle the issue. Fury and his team believe the rematch clause has expired – while Wilder and his handlers strongly feel the clause is still valid.