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Tyson Fury Says He And Dad John Will Join Klitschkos To Fight Russia 'If England Gets Involved'

Jake Massey

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Tyson Fury Says He And Dad John Will Join Klitschkos To Fight Russia 'If England Gets Involved'

Tyson Fury has said that he and his dad will join the frontline to defend Ukraine 'if England gets involved'.

The heavyweight champion was speaking at a press conference ahead of his fight next month against Dillian Whyte - who didn't turn up.

When asked about former opponent Wladimir and his brother Vitali taking up arms to defend Ukraine with fellow heavyweight Oleksandr Usyk, Fury said: "[It's] fantastic. I'll be the first one to join up if England get involved, or America.

"I'll be first in line for the job, my dad will as well and all the boys.

"We'll all be signing up to defend - that's what I've got to say.

"I think if you're from that country, living there - defend her. Love your woman and fight for your country."

Wladimir - who famously had an 11-year undefeated run in the ring ended by Fury - recently called for the world to 'act now' to help defend Ukraine from the Russian invasion.

In a video posted on Instagram on Saturday, the 45-year-old - whose brother Vitali is the mayor of Kyiv - said: "I'm Wladimir Klitschko, and I'm addressing the entire world to stop this war that Russia has started.

"Just today, civilians were shot by the rockets, with special operations, civilians getting killed. And it's happening in the heart of Europe.

"There is no time to wait because that's going to lead to a humanitarian catastrophe.

"You need to act now to stop Russian aggression with anything you can have now.

"In an hour, or tomorrow, is going to be too late.

"Please, get into action now. Don't wait. Act now. Stop this war."

IBF, WBO, and WBA champion Oleksandr Usyk has also put his career on hold to defend his homeland, and has also pleaded for an end to the war.

In a video posted on Instagram, the 35-year-old said: "Dear Ukraine and dear Ukrainians, some wrote about me running away. Not true, I had a work trip and now I'm back. I'm home.

"Friends, we need to unite together and overcome this, because we are faced with exceptional difficulties.

"I'm very overcome with emotions and I'm very concerned for my country and for our people. Friends we must stop this war and we must do it together."

If you would like to donate to the Red Cross Emergency Appeal, which will help provide food, medicines and basic medical supplies, shelter and water to those in Ukraine, click here for more information.

Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Instagram

Topics: World News, Sport, Boxing, Tyson Fury, Ukraine

Jake Massey
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