Former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury recently did some charity work in his home country.
Tyson Fury was one of the best heavyweight boxers on the planet. The 33-year-old Englishman held all four major world titles and was a two-time world heavyweight champion. Fury had his last boxing match against fellow British boxer Dillian Whyte on April 23 at Wembley Stadium in London. He subsequently retired but is often rumored to be ‘unretiring’.
‘The Gypsy King’ delivered a heavy right uppercut that grazed Whyte’s face. Whyte immediately lost balance and was half-conscious. He tried to continue the fight but could barely stand and the referee called the fight, announcing Fury as the winner. Right after that match, Fury announced his retirement from boxing.
Since then, Tyson Fury has been touring the UK celebrating his huge success in boxing. Recently, Fury met a 7 years old named River Rhodes who is bravely battling bone cancer. Fury embraced the little guy and shared an emotional prayer together.
“Heavenly Father, I ask you in the mighty name of Jesus to heal this little boy River. Take him into your hands and heal him with your holy hands lord. This is a little baby child who has committed no sin. In the mighty name of Jesus heal this baby.” Fury said in a prayer.
Tyson Fury ended the prayer and gave River Rhodes a kiss on the forehead. They also took pictures together following the prayer. River shared the moment on Twitter and expressed how grateful he is for meeting the boxing legend.
“When River Rhodes meets [Tyson Fury], God put us both here for a reason, and now our paths have crossed. We get stronger and keep going and spreading our journeys.” The caption reads.
When @Riverthechamp meets @Tyson_Fury , god put us both here for a reason , and now our paths have crossed. We get stronger and keep going and spreading our journeys …. 🙌🙏👑⚽️❤️ #spreadingtheloveoffootball pic.twitter.com/2icXlEBdcN
— Riverthechamp RR7🧤🧤🧤 (@Riverthechamp) June 25, 2022
River Rhodes suffers from rhabdomyosarcoma, a rare type of cancer that affects the soft connective tissue or bone. He was diagnosed in September of last year after his mother and teacher noticed that his eye was drooping. The survival rate of this cancer varies from 20% to 90% depending on the widespread effect on the body.