Tyson Fury has sent a heart-warming message to boxing legend Frank Bruno as he continues to battle pneumonia.
The former world heavyweight champion was hospitalised this week after contracting the disease, which he felt coming on during a meet and greet with fans.
The pain was reportedly so bad, it left Bruno crying and stomping his feet, according to sources who were at the event.
And Fury, 30, a current heavyweight champion, told his close friend in the sport to "keep fighting".
He posted a video on Twitter, saying: "I just want to wish my pal Frank Bruno – one of the great legends of British boxing – all the best.
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"Get well soon, I’ll see you soon buddy. Keep fighting as you always do. Let nothing get in our way.
“We’ve got to keep moving forward, Frank, as you know pal. I’m in the gym myself.
“Come on Frank, you can get over this mate, come back, and get back on it.
“All the best Frank, god bless.”
Bruno was an iconic figure during his boxing career; he boxed between 1982 and 1996, famously winning the WBC world heavyweight title on September 2, 1995.
It was his fourth shot at the ‘big time’, after losing title fights to Tim Witherspoon, Mike Tyson and fellow Brit Lennox Lewis.
He ended his career with 40 wins from 45 fights, including 38 by way of KO.
And Fury, at the age of 30, is seeking to emulate Bruno’s prestigious career as he is waiting to confirm his next opponent after signing a lucrative deal with American broadcaster ESPN, worth a reported £80million.
A rematch with American Deontay Wilder, current WBC champion, was reportedly close, but any new potential deal appears to have fallen through.
Bruno knows the impact squaring off against a heavy-handed American, having fought the iconic Mike Tyson on two occasions in 1989 and 1996.News Now - Sport News