Tyson Fury has hit out after seeing his Morecambe home attacked by arsonists while he was away training for his ring return in London this Saturday.
The unbeaten resort giant was in Cannes, France, last Sunday night when two cars on his drive were targeted causing an estimated £20,000 worth of damage.
It marked the low point of a difficult couple of weeks ahead of his comeback after 10 months out against America Joey Abell at the Copper Box Arena this Saturday live on BoxNation.
The 25-year-old said: “The cars have been taken away for examination by the police to a compound. I have just got back from training in France.
“I am the victim here, I have been picked on because they knew I was away. I have been in that house for nearly three years and this is the first time it’s happened.
“The car is only a piece of tin which can be replaced but as long as nobody was hurt, that’s all I am concerned about.”
It hasn’t been Fury’s only problem with original opponent Gonzalo Omar Basile withdrawing last Friday with a lung infection before the Morecambe heavyweight was cut in sparring with former world title challenger Eddie Chambers.
His daughter Venezuela has also spent time in hospital but is on the mend.
The former British and Commonwealth challenger is however confident the problems won’t halt his march towards a summer rematch with Dereck Chisora, who headlines the Cooper Box show against former Fury foe Kevin Johnson.
He said: “It has been a bad couple of weeks, but it is in the past. All I am thinking about is boxing.
“I can’t let this affect my fight. I have to concentrate on what I have to do on Saturday night against Abell.
“I’m not interested in what happens on the weekend just focusing on the boxing and getting a good win.
“I am focusing on three knock out wins, this guy Abell, who ever I fight in April and then hopefully Chisora.”