Update: Tyson Fury’s cousin Rico Burto was killed ‘while acting as peacemaker’ after watching Anthony Joshua’s bout with Oleksandr Usuk

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A friend claims that Tyson Fury’s cousin was acting as a peacemaker when he was stabbed to death just hours after watching Anthony Joshua’s fight with Oleksandr Usuk.

Rico Burton, 31, was stabbed in the neck outside a bar in Goose Green, Altrincham, in the early hours of Sunday, August 21.

He is thought to have been out with friends when he was knifed outside the venue in a’spontaneous’ and ‘unplanned’ attack, according to Greater Manchester Police.

Mr. Burton had been watching the heavyweight fight in a pub before heading to another in Altrincham, where violence erupted after the junior boxer allegedly stepped outside for a’straightener.’

‘From what I’ve heard, it was just a bit of a scuffle,’ said Shaun Egan, who previously coached Rico alongside his brother Steve at Jimmy Egan’s Boxing Academy in Manchester. Other guys were attempting to enter a club but were denied entry. The argument wasn’t with Rico; he was attempting to diffuse it. It was all settled when the guy stabbed them. It’s unbelievable, so pointless.’

‘A few men were arguing outside, and then two men were on the ground,’ a witness added. It all happened so quickly, but no one knows what triggered the fight.’

A 17-year-old boy was also discovered with stab wounds, and both victims received first aid from members of the public before emergency services arrived.

They were both taken to Manchester Royal Infirmary, where Mr Burton died as a result of his injuries, while the teenage boy is in a serious but non-life threatening condition.

Two men, aged 21 and 20, were detained in connection with the attack. They are both still in police custody.

On Sunday, Fury made an emotional plea for tougher sentences for knife crime, urging the government to address the ‘pandemic’ and paying tribute to his cousin.

‘My cousin was murdered last night, stabbed in the neck, this is becoming ridiculous idiots carry knives,’ Fury wrote on Instagram.