The article look at Rico Burton, the cousin of celebrated boxer Tyson Fury.
Who is Rico Burton? Tyson Fury Cousin.
Tyson Fury has announced the death of his cousin Rico Burton. In an Instagram post, the shocked boxer announced the tragic news happened in Altrincham, Manchester just after 3am this morning.
But who is Rico Burton.
He is 31 years old. He had trained with Tyson Fury when he was young.
He is now works as a roofer and the building industry.
Rico is reported to be selling cars in the recent past.
Steve Egan who had coached Rico and Fury said Rico Burton had won two national titles while fighting as a Junior at the gym.
Rico Burton is said to have boxed until when he was 19.
Steve told The Sun: “I taught Rico, he’s a lovely lad. I’m devastated.
“I feel like crying. I’ve known him and his brother since he was 13. What a talent, he was fantastic.
“He was always a grafter, he worked hard and he worked so hard in the ring too.
“He was a fantastic fella, I used to call him our Billy Joe Saunders because he was such a good fighter.”
Tyson Fury reaction following Rico Burton death
The 34 year old celebrated boxer has called for an end to knife crime.
Fury said: “My cousin was murdered last night, stabbed in the neck.
“This is becoming ridiculous – idiots carry knives. This needs to stop.”