BBBofC Asked to Welfare Check Tyson Fury After Recent Interview
The WBC heavyweight champion explained why he's still boxing.
Tyson Fury has been able to go past everyone he has shared the ring with so far, but his constant battles with himself have seemingly been troubling him more than any boxer ever has.
After his recent interview with BT Sport, the British Boxing Board of Control began facing calls to act as the Brit revealed how his mental illness has affected him in the last few years since 2016.
“I’m boxing today for no reasons, no gains, no goals,” Fury said. “It’s like I’m treading water. Until I meet someone who’s very hungry and is doing it because they need to put food in their kids’ stomachs and pay their bills, that day will be a say day for me.”
The 34-year-old has been very open about his struggles with mental health. In the interview, he also admitted that his decision to unretire recently may have been unwise of him.
“My heart is not in boxing, but I have nothing else. Without boxing, I am nothing. Even though I’m a multi-millionaire and a family man, my passion and love affair have been with boxing since I was a child. I can’t let it go.
“I’m a very, very, very selfish person. I should have walked away in April when I said I was going to walk away,” he added.
Fury is set to return to action in less than three weeks as he takes on Derek Chisora for the third time on December 3.