It’s better to be safe than sorry.
A pair of events in Ireland, which will feature the lineal heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, were cancelled on Wednesday, as authorities are currently investigating phone calls and graffiti threatening violence found at The Helix Theatre in Dublin.
The British boxer was scheduled to appear in a separate boxing event in Ireland this month.
Fury will visit the Cork Opera House next Tuesday before gracing The Helix Theatre in Dublin next Wednesday.
However, the events were cancelled on Wednesday morning as the walls and windows of the Dublin’s multi-purpose venue were painted with a graffiti that threatens to repeat the deadly shooting at Regency in Hotel two years ago.
Back in February 2016, David Byrne, an associate of the Kinahan cartel, was shot dead in the said hotel during the weigh-in for the WBO European Lightweight title featuring Jamie Kavanagh and Antonio João Bento.
Two men were reportedly injured in the incident.
According to reports, it was the son of the Irish drug dealer Christy Kinahan who was the original target amid the ongoing Hutch-Kinahan gangland feud.
Patrick Hutch has been accused as the prime suspect though six people were reportedly involved.
Meanwhile last Friday at lunchtime, a mysterious phone call threatened that a bloodbath would happen if the event will push through.
The Garda Press Office has confirmed that police are now investigating these threats that led to the cancellations of the events.
The Helix has also announced on social media that the show is cancelled “due to unforeseen circumstances.”
Due to unforeseen circumstances An Evening with Tyson Fury on Wednesday the 13th February at The Helix has been cancelled.
Tickets purchased using a credit or debit card will be refunded in full.
Cash refunds will be done by phone and The Helix Box Office will be in touch pic.twitter.com/kRTXvtZ9UC
— The Helix (@TheHelixDublin) February 5, 2019
Ressurection of the Decade
Billed as “An Evening With Tyson Fury,” the British boxer was expected to share inspirational talks about his life and his career in the event.
Fury needed to overcome years of depression and drug abuse before making a comeback in professional boxing last year.
Ahead of the Deontay Wilder bout, Fury has been making noise in the boxing world for his inspiring messages about mental health and addiction during interviews.
He has also promised to donate his entire seven-figure fight purse to the poor.
And he continued to inspire fans with his iconic Rocky-esque comeback against the ‘Bronze Bomber,’ which was a reflection of his mighty return to the ring after three years of battling depression, obesity, and drug use.
Last December, he tussled with Wilder in a classic heavyweight match, with the WBC heavyweight belt on the line.
The 30-year-old Briton dominated the American champion in the early rounds before suffering two knockdowns in the eighth and twelfth rounds respectively.
In, what could be, the biggest highlight of the gigantic clash, ‘The Gypsy King’ stunned the boxing world when he came back from the dead (like The Undertaker).
“I showed the world tonight, and everyone suffering with mental health problems, you can come back, and it can be done.”
“Everybody out there who has the same problems I’ve been suffering with, I did that for you guys. You know the truth.”
“Everybody knows I won that fight and if I can come back from where I’ve come from then you can do it too. So get up, get over it and let’s do it.”
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/Tyson Fury and Twitter/The Helix)