Boxer Tyson Fury has called on the government to introduce stronger punishments for knife crime after his cousin was killed in a stabbing.
Tyson Fury : Cousin | Cousin death | Rico Burton
Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a British professional boxer. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having held the WBC title since defeating Deontay Wilder in 2020, and The Ring magazine title from 2020 to August 2022; previously he held the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring titles after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
|Real name||Tyson Luke Fury|
|Height||6 ft 9 in (206 cm)|
|Reach||85 in (216 cm)|
With his defeat of Wilder, Fury became the third heavyweight, after Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali, to hold The Ring magazine title twice, and is widely considered by media outlets to be the lineal heavyweight champion.
Tyson Fury’s cousin, Rico Burton, was fatally stabbed in a fight outside a bar.
Fury went to social media and called out the government to implement higher punishments for knife crimes.
The Manchester Evening News reported the Greater Manchester Police is investigating the murder that took place in Altrincham on Sunday Morning.
Tyson Fury Cousin death
TRIBUTES have been paid to Tyson Fury’s cousin after the 31-year-old was fatally stabbed outside a pub in the early hours of this morning.
Rico Burton died after the attack, with boxing legend Fury revealing the devastating tragedy in an Instagram post.
Rico, 31, was reportedly knifed in the neck outside a bar in Altrincham, Manchester just after 3am, with a 17-year-old seriously hurt in what cops called a “senseless attack.”
Two men, one aged 20 and the other 21, have since been arrested on suspicion of murder.
Tributes have now been paid to Rico who had trained with Fury as a young man, before becoming a roofer. In more recent years, he’d been selling cars, friends said.
Rico had trained with his cousin Tyson when he was younger, his former coach Steve Egan told the Sun.
Friends said he had previously worked as a roofer but had moved into selling cars. Rico is reported to have been 31 years old.
His former coach Steve Egan, who also coached Tyson at one point, was “devastated” to hear of the tragedy. Egan told the Sun:
I taught Rico; he’s a lovely lad. I’m devastated. “I feel like crying. I’ve known him and his brother since he was 13.