Frank Warren has defended Tyson Fury’s unsavory postfight comments following the Brit’s unsuccessful attempt to become undisputed heavyweight champion. Fury suffered the first defeat of his professional career to Oleksandr Usyk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. 

Fury (34-1-1, 24 KOs) lost a split decision to Usyk (22-0, 14 KOs) in a thrilling spectacle with the former WBC heavyweight champion causing some controversy with his immediate post-fight comments, accusing the ringside judges of bias towards Usyk due to the ongoing conflict between Usyk’s native Ukraine and Russia. 

“His country is at war, so people are siding with the country at war,” Fury said.

“I believe I won that fight. I believe he [Usyk] won a few of the rounds, but I won the majority of them.”

Warren, the founder of Queensbury Promotions, defended Fury during an appearance on talkSPORT on Monday, citing Fury’s bipolar diagnosis while expressing his frustration at comments made in response to what Fury said.

“I get quite angry. I’ve just got back [from Riyadh], and I’m reading some of the reports,” Warren told talkSPORT. 

“Tyson is bipolar. If you go on the NHS [National Health Service] site and look at what the symptoms are of bipolar, some of the things he is saying are exactly what is on your mind.

“If it’s in your mind, you say it. That is one of the symptoms, unfortunately.”

Fury suggested he would consider his future, that he will be turning 36 later this year and that he will continue fighting if he is still able to have fun and enjoy the sport. 

Fury has a rematch clause, and Warren said it is up to the former champion to pursue a second fight in October. 

“There was a rematch clause,” Warren added.

“That was the condition required by the people who were investing in it, and that is what is there. If Tyson wants it – and he’s said that he does want it – then it will go ahead.”