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Lancaster boxing man out of intensive care

Tyson Fury with his cousins Phill, Walter and Hughie pictured in 2011.

Tyson Fury with his cousins Phill, Walter and Hughie pictured in 2011.

A member of Lancaster’s best-known boxing family was due to be moved out of intensive care as he continues to battle for his life.

Hughie Fury has been seriously ill in the Royal Lancaster Infirmary since July 25 after a complications from a routine knee operation led to a blood clot.

He has been in a coma after suffering a lack of oxygen to his brain.

But his brother Peter, trainer of world-ranked Morecambe heavyweight Tyson Fury, said Hughie was due to be moved out of intensive care onto a normal ward.

“One step in right direction on this long lonely road. God bless him,” tweeted Peter on Tuesday.

“Thank you all for the prayers and well wishes. Means the world to me and my brother’s wife and young family. Bless all of you.”

Hughie, who trained Tyson earlier in his pro career out of his Skerton boxing gym, has three sons who are all boxers - Phill, Hughie (also known as Dempsey) and Walter.

The family have been at Hughie’s bedside daily since his health deteriorated.

Tyson, 25, withdrew from a scheduled TV fight with Russian Alexander Ustinov on July 26 after he heard about his uncle’s condition.

Fury also endured another family heartbreak in the lead-up to the planned bout when his wife Paris, who was pregnant with the couple’s third child, suffered a miscarriage.

In an interview with World Boxing News, Peter hit out at social media users who criticised his nephew for pulling out of the Ustinov fight at short notice. “The suggestion that we would fake my dear brother’s position to avoid a fight with Ustinov...I think it is disgusting,” he said.

 

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