CLEVELAND, OH – Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury looks as if he’s experiencing an immune weakening fight with the Herpes Simplex 1 virus based on a video released by his camp right days before his third battle with Deontay Wilder. The video shows Fury with what is assumed to be a busted lip. On closer examination the blemish on Fury’s bottom lip appears to be a blistered up cold sore.
In a September 9, 2019 interview with former heavyweight legend Mike Tyson, Fury admitted he was afflicted with more than one sexually transmitted virus as he joked about a trip to Spain.
“I was over in Spain recently and someone said don’t fuck that girl or you’re gonna have herpes. I said if she fucks me she’s gonna have chlamydia, gonorrhea and everything else too,” Fury said on Tyson’s Hot Boxin.
Fury’s cousin, boxer Hughie Fury, said he was battling cold sores when he fought Fred Kassi in 2016. Wilder doesn’t want Fury licking him like he did in their last fight. The virus is contagious.
Herpes Simplex 1 affects people between the ages of 14 and 49. The other form of the virus is Herpes Simplex 2 which affects the genitals. A person licking or sucking an infected vagina or penis can catch it.
A person with an infected lip or with blisters on the soft tissue inside their mouths can transmit it to an uninfected penis or vagina. A pregnant woman can transmit the virus to her child.
Physical exertion like the training Fury is engaged in to fight Wilder can trigger both types of Herpes. So can not getting enough rest.
Wilder could see the revelation as a signal about Fury’s immune health before the fight, but it may not help him. Fury’s cousin Hughie defeated Kassi in 2016 even during his own Herpes Siml