Frank Bruno Responds To Worried Fans With Open Letter (UPDATE)
UPDATE: Frank Bruno has responded to fans after the questionable interview above, stating that — despite what was said — he’s not planning to step into the ring professionally. He’ll also dedicated to fighting his own mental illness as well.
You can read the full open letter over at Sunday Mirror; an excerpt is below:
Any champion will tell you it is very hard to turn off those feelings when you leave the ring. I am human and I spoke from the heart.
But I know deep down the days of me fighting for world titles are gone. The authorities have said I would never get a licence to fight again so I will continue to train and keep healthy through boxing as it is an important part of staying well.
Now I am in a whole different kind of fight – against my bipolar.
But I will win, I’ve no doubt about that.
Boxing great Frank Bruno appeared on ITV This Morning for a fairly cringe-worthy interview, which saw him speaking on his various mental issues (bipolar disorder, depression). The now-54 year old also announced that he was returning to boxing. His reasoning? He didn’t like promoter Eddie Hearn’s claim that Bruno wouldn’t last a couple of rounds with Anthony Joshua:
I’ve got no choice. I can’t sit down and let these so called promoters say that their guys beat me in two rounds.
Unsurprisingly, many took to social media expressing their worry about Bruno, stating that he clearly isn’t well and should never have appeared on the show. According to Daily Mail, the British Boxing Board of Control have already responded, saying that Bruno would not be granted a license to fight professionally.