Fury Recalls His Mental Health Struggles After Beating Klitschko

Tyson Fury opened up about his mental health in the period where he decided to retire after beating Wladimir Klitschko.

Fury beat Klitschko in Germany to pull off one of the sport’s biggest shocks. In a performance where Fury bamboozled Klitschko, the ‘Gypsy King’ became an overnight superstar.

And yet, in the aftermath, Fury’s life began to derail. Problems with depression, alcohol, cocaine and suicidal thoughts resulted in him walking away from the sport.

However, in 2018, the WBC heavyweight champion decided to make a comeback. And against all odds, Fury secured a draw and a victory over Deontay Wilder to win the WBC belt.

But for all the success that came his way, looking back, Fury admitted that it was a very low point in his life.

“Talking about my struggles helps me a lot, but it also helps millions of other people who are not world heavyweight champions.

“I used to wake up and ask God why he had made me live another day. Why couldn’t He just let me die? For me, the lows are very low, but the highs are very high,” Fury

Those comments coincided with Fury’s recent revelation that he may not have long left in the sport.

He is set to face Francis Ngannou on October 28th, 2023, in a crossover fight against an MMA star who has never boxed.

While it will no doubt be a lucrative bout for both fighters, it may also suggest that Fury is keeping one eye on retirement. 

“Who knows how long I’ve got left. Maybe not long….. maybe a year, maybe two years, maybe one fight, who knows. One thing I do know is I’m going to enjoy every minute that I have left, every fight that I have left I’m taking it all in and enjoying it,” Fury

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