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HE’S the undefeated heavyweight champ and devoted dad-of-six, with a reported fortune of £130million.
But Tyson Fury, 34, has been plagued by a series of hard knocks that have threatened to derail his career and send him spiralling into addiction.
Yesterday the Gypsy King revealed his heartbreak over the death of cousin Rico Burton, 31, who was stabbed in the neck in a senseless attack on a night out in Manchester.
Posting about the harrowing news on his Instagram page the boxer – who trained with his cousin in his younger days – called for tougher sentences on “idiots carrying knives”.
He added: “You don’t know how hard it is until it’s one of your own.
“Life is very precious and it can be taken away very quick. Enjoy every moment.”
It’s a fresh blow for the family man who has previously battled mental health issues, exacerbated by tragedy – including the simultaneous loss of a baby and a beloved uncle in the same hospital in 2014.