By Neil Robinson LONDON, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Tyson Fury is "almost at breaking point" and receiving professional help, his uncle said in an interview days after the world champion was declared medically unfit to defend his WBA and WBO heavyweight crowns against Wladamir Klitschko. Peter Fury, who is also the boxer's trainer, blamed a "witch hunt" for his condition, complaining that sustained criticism has "done a lot of damage" to the 28-year-old. Fury had been originally due to defend his titles against Klitschko in July but pulled out with an ankle injury.
It appeared Jorge Linares was headed down a familiar road. During the middle rounds of a fight he was clearly winning with sharper punching and eye-popping combinations, his opponent came on. But unlike in his stoppage defeat to Antonio DeMarco, Linares rallied, imposed his will on Anthony Crolla late and won the fight. The Venezuelan claimed the WBA lightweight title from Crolla and cemented himself as the best 135-pounder in the world with a unanimous decision Saturday before a raucous crowd in his opponent’s hometown of Manchester, England. Scores were 115-114, 117-111 and 115-113 in the fight televised by AWE in the United States. USA TODAY Sports scored it 116-112 for Linares. “Antony Crolla
The son of former heavyweight champ Tommy Morrison looked like a chip off the old block Friday night. Morrison, 26, the college football player turned boxer, was facing the toughest opponent of his young career in undefeated Ed Latimore. The fight, aired on Showtime’s ShoBox: the New Generation, was Lippe Morrison’s TV debut. But Morrison, using a powerful right and newly developed left hand, dropped Latimore (13-1, 7 KOs) twice in the first round and was on the verge of a third before referee Gary Ritter stepped in and stopped it at 2:19 of the round in the scheduled six-round heavyweight bout. With the victory, Lippe Morrison, who played four years as a defensive end at Central Arkansas before