Fury: I Beat Drugs, Wilder Is Easy

Following the bluster and bravado of Tuesday’s news conference on-board the USS Intrepid, Tyson Fury claimed that following his nearly three years away from Boxing that if addiction didn’t beat him, how could Wilder?

“After everything I’ve been through – mental health problems, drug addiction, alcohol addiction, I’m back,” Fury said. “I’ve defeated all the odds. How am I gonna let my somebody beat me with a pair of boxing gloves on? I will overcome Deontay Wilder. I will force my will upon him until he quits.”

Boxing is what drives Fury, and claims that its the only thing keeping him going.

“Listen, I’ve only just turned 30,” Fury said. “So there’s nothing else out there for me, other than fighting. I was born and raised to fight. Ever from being a little child, I’ve boxed, punched, fought. It’s bred in me. Both sides of the family are all fighters. We don’t know anything else. … [Without boxing], all’s I do is put weight on and go depressed. And I’ll end up probably suicidal again if I do that. I need boxing. No boxing, no life. That’s how I feel about boxing. Boxing is my passion. It’s my love affair. I’m cheating on me wife every day with boxing. That’s how much I love boxing.

“I really, really, really have a passion for boxing. I love getting punched, I love slipping punches, I love being in there. Not a lot of other fighters can say that’s the case. A lot of fighters just do it for money or fame or glory. None of that matters, because if they said I’m not getting paid for this fight, I still wanna fight, because I wanna fight the best. And I believe, at this present moment, Deontay Wilder is the best heavyweight in the world, barring none. I’m gonna come back and beat him. And it’s gonna be one of the great comebacks of our century.”

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