Tyson Commends Fury And His Past History
From one former heavyweight champion to a current one, Mike Tyson has nothing but respect for Tyson Fury. “Iron” Mike told The Ring that previous issues Fury has had have made him a better boxer.
Tyson (50-6, 2NC) discussed Fury’s (30-0-1) mental health issues that he has been through over the years. Back in 2016, after winning the lineal heavyweight title, Fury tested positive for cocaine use. He went through a few stages where his personal demons took over, whether it be drugs or drinking. During his drug case Fury was stripped of his titles. Talking about suicide, Fury was not in the right place. It took a few years for him to get back into the swing of things, find himself, and be as positive as he can be.
That resulted in him beating Deontay Wilder this past February for the WBC Heavyweight TItle. Tyson commended him for what he went through.
“The mental health issues? That’s why he’s the greatest, because he’s sick, and that’s being real,” Tyson stated, via Daily Mail. “People want him to be normal. Yeah, be normal and go on the f***ing welfare line. Tyson doesn’t know what normal is.
“Tell him to stay the f*** away from normal; he wasn’t meant to be normal.”
Tyson has had his own history of depression. He used it for anger during his fights. The former champion has since announced a comeback, hoping to be an inspiration for troubled individuals like himself. He has been offered to face off against Evander Holyfield for the third time.
Tyson is currently scheduled to face off against Wilder in a trilogy bout. If he were to win, his journey would reach its apex with an undisputed heavyweight title fight against Anthony Joshua.