|Pat Barrett New trainer for Tyson Fury|
Manchester Heavyweight Tyson Fury has had to vacate his English title, won by out-pointing Essex’s John McDermott in September, in what was seen by many as the wrong decision.
A rematch between the two was quickly agreed and the British Boxing Board of Control ordered the re-match to take place before the end of December.
After the McDermott fight, Tyson was in action again almost immediately when he took on Czech import Tomas Mrazek at the O2 Arena in Dublin, winning a 6 round decision, but breaking his hand in doing so.
McDermott will now face Dereck Chisora for the vacant title, a date is yet to be set and will be decided at the Boards meeting in January.
“I’m sick about it, but they (BBBoC) wouldn’t give me any more time,” said Fury. “My hand is still only around 80 per cent. Two specialists have recommended I have an operation and it looks like I’ll have to.
Having moved from Egan’s gym when he turned pro to train with RobertMcCracken.
he returned to his roots, and it looked like Steve Egan would have the chance to work with Fury again, this time in the pro ranks.
Fury, after scouting around other Manchester gyms and trainers and has decided to travel to North Manchester and to Brian Hughes’Collyhurst and Moston’s lads club, after another brief spell with Robert McCracken ended.
But Fury, said it was too far to travel toMcCracken’s new Sheffield gym on a regular basis. McCracken is now based there as the new Great Britain boxing coach and performance director.