Tyson Fury delayed second Covid jab despite twice testing positive to prevent feeling 'weak' for Deontay Wilder fight
TYSON FURY delayed his second coronavirus vaccine to prevent feeling 'weak' for his Deontay Wilder fight.
That is despite testing positive for Covid-19 twice.
Fury, 33, had to rearrange the trilogy bout from the summer after a Covid outbreak within his camp.
That included the WBC heavyweight king catching the virus for a second time.
But rather than taking up the option to get fully protected as soon as possible, he is waiting until after Saturday night's showdown to get his second jab.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, Fury revealed the vaccine postponement was 'because I don’t want to get in the ring feeling weak or anything'.
Fury is taking plenty of precautions in his camp.
There are just five people living in the big house he is staying in ahead of the fight with a further three staying together nearby.
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Fury is also undertaking regular lateral flow tests.
He said: "I have to do it myself because my nose has been broken so often in fights that no one else can manoeuvre the stick in there.
"We also keep the bubble secure by having the gym under lock and key with nobody else allowed in while we’re there.
"I’ve actually had Covid not once but twice."
Fury may be the main man in the camp with the whole focus on getting him ready for fight night to defend his WBC belt against former champ Wilder.
But that does not mean he has shirked his responsibilities around the place – even if it does not quite feel like home.
His wife Paris and their six children – including baby Athena who was in intensive care straight after birth – are back in Morecambe.
Asked if he takes the bins out, the 6ft 9ins giant added: "Hey! I’m a father of six so of course I do."
He added: "This house is not a home at the moment. It’s a base for my work.
"Home is where the family are and they’re not here.
"When you’re told your child is dead it’s trauma.
"Thanks to those great nurses and doctors who saved her we’ve moved on now. We always like to look forward, not back."
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