Boxing News At Five | Feb 05 2019

Boxing News at Five: Fury event is cancelled after phone threat, Wilder vs. Fury II purse bid is postponed as teams near agreement

Tyson Fury has seen a public appearance cancelled and a purse bid postponed this Tuesday afternoon
Tyson Fury
Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury - WBC World Heavyweight Title  |  Action Images/Andrew Couldridge

FIRST, some serious and shocking news: Tyson Fury’s planned appearance at The Helix in Dublin next Wednesday (February 13) has had to be cancelled after the venue’s box office received a threat from someone claiming they would turn the gig into a “repeat of the Regency”.

This, of course, is a reference to the Regency Hotel attack which served to spark the Kinahan/Hutch (the third anniversary of which happens to be today). As well as the threat, graffiti was also found across The Helix and its surrounding areas.

A statement from The Helix read: “Due to unforeseen circumstances An Evening with Tyson Fury on Wednesday the 13th February at The Helix has been cancelled.