Former world heavyweight champion boxer Frank Bruno has been treated in hospital after contracting pneumonia.
Bruno’s agent, Dave Davies, confirmed the news on the 57-year-old’s Twitter account.
Hello its Dave Davies Franks agent here just to advise as we are getting calls. Frank has contracted Pneumonia. We must say a big thank you to the staff of The Horton General hospital, in Banbury who have treated him. He now needs a few weeks rest.
Former heavyweight world champion Frank Bruno has backed up Anthony Joshua’s side in their public row with Deontay Wilder’s team.
Joshua is set to face Alexander Povetkin, live on talkSPORT on September 22, with Wilder lining up his next bout against Tyson Fury after both parties failed to agree a fight between them for this year.
The public fall-out from their failed negotiations has provoked widespread debate with Bruno opting to side with his countryman.
“Money talks and bulls*** walks,” he told talkSPORT’s Ian Abrahams when asked about the situation, “But the Hearns they know the business and they’re in the driving seat at the moment.
“I think Deontay Wilder wanted Anthony Joshua to go over to America.”
Bruno, who has the experience of travelling to the US for his two huge fights against Mike Tyson, warned about the perils of making such a move.
“Why would Anthony Joshua go over to America when he’s got four belts and he’s more in the driving seat?
“I think he should keep it over here… He’s the boss at the moment. If the shoe was on the other foot and Deontay Wilder had all the belts, he’d be calling the shots.
“Why go over to America when you can hold 90,000/100,000 at a football ground and you can demand as much money as if you’re going to America.
“They’d play all tricks in America you know.”
Latest Boxing News
Update: Eddie Hearn hopes to finalise huge fight within next two weeks
DATES AND DETAILS
Amir Khan vs Manny Pacquiao/Kell Brook meeting revealed by Eddie Hearn
Anthony Joshua vs Alexander Povetkin: Live commentary and details
GGG vs Canelo 2: TV channel, live stream, undercard info and start time
David Haye has ominous warning for Anthony Joshua ahead of Povetkin clash
All on Amir
‘If he wants the fight, the fight will happen’ - Exclusive Khan vs Brook update
onto the next one
Amir Khan reveals who he wants to fight next and it's not Kell Brook
DOWN BUT NOT OUT
Amir Khan recovers from knockdown to earn decision win over Samuel Vargas
Amir Khan vs Samuel Vargas: Live talkSPORT commentary and undercard info
Khan vs Vargas: LIVE blog as former world champion continues boxing comeback
Josh Warrington vs Carl Frampton: Date and venue reportedly revealed
‘Khan v Brook is the PERFECT fight everybody wants to see’, says David Haye
Bruno even went as far to declare who he thinks will emerge victorious in the bout, and once again spoke highly of his fellow Brit.
“I hope we will see that fight,” the 56-year-old continued, “But I still pick Anthony Joshua to beat him because I think Anthony Joshua’s the main man at this time.”
Regarding Joshua’s next fight against Povetkin, Bruno added:
“I think, as long as Anthony Joshua plays it cool, boxes clever and uses his power, uses his height, he should do a number on him.
“But the guy’s a very, very dangerous guy, his record speaks for itself. I think he’s seen better days, but he’s still a dangerous guy.”
The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.