Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Tyson Fury Admits To Battling Depression, Weight Issues

By Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

TYSON FURY has boiled off a shocking FIVE stone and ­overcome depression since his last fight.

The 6ft 9in Morecambe heavyweight had ballooned to 23 STONE but claims he has banished his demons and is ready to bring on the good times with victory over ­Martin Rogan on Saturday.

Fury, 23, sees victory over local hero Rogan, 40, in Belfast as the gateway to a world title shot against either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko.

The gypsy giant insists he is almost ready to take on the Ukrainian brothers despite being hurt and then decked in his last two outings.

The former British ­champion had a worrying time out of the ring after his last fight when baby son Prince was rushed to hospital with breathing problems.

Prince – now six months old – stopped breathing three times during his stay in hospital before he recovered and Fury says the episode has helped him overcome the dark times.

He said: “I was going through several bouts of depression last year. I didn’t understand what I had and everything was no good, everything I had was rubbish and I just wanted to have more.

“But now I realize that everything can be taken away from you just like that and now I just appreciate life more.

“I suppose it’s ­partly because of what happened with Prince. The ­depression was ­silliness really. If you think negative you won’t get anything achieved. I’m going to be more positive and I’m focused on what I’ve got to do.

“It’s all gone now and for the first time in my life I really appreciate what I’ve got and what talent God has given me.”

Fury ballooned to 23 stone following his family’s ordeal with Prince and he admits it has been a battle shedding the weight.

But after a new diet and hard work at a Manchester gym, Fury claims he is in the best condition of his career.

And to ensure he produces an improved display, Fury has left his Morecambe caravan and only sees wife Paris and children Venezuela and Prince at weekends.

He added: “I’ve had to lose a fair bit of weight. After the problems with Prince before Christmas I wasn’t training because my head wasn’t right and I put on five stone. It took about two months to lose it.

“I was in hospital all the time with him while he was poorly, for a week.

“There was only a vending machine and a café so I was just eating junk food. Then I took Christmas off so I had to get it all off in training and it has killed me – but it’s been worth it.

“I’m in better shape now than all of my previous fights put together.

“I want to make a statement in this fight and prove my critics wrong. I’m going to reveal a new side of Tyson Fury and prove I’m ready for the Klitschkos.

Tags: Tyson Fury image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Earl-Hickey on 04-09-2012

Interesting, if true then we could see a change in Fury. Rogan should be agressive enough to make it an entertaining scrap at the least

Comment by dan_cov on 04-09-2012

[QUOTE=Rocky Rode;11984445]wtf is a stone? How much is it?[/QUOTE] 14lbs or 6.3kg

Comment by Weltschmerz on 04-09-2012

[QUOTE=JAB5239;11984370]You're mistaking being world class for elite. While Fury certainly isn't elite, he is world class in today's sorry heavyweight division. He's far from just a club fighter.[/QUOTE] Wouldn't call the HW division sorry, there are great fighters like the…

Comment by Rocky Rode on 04-08-2012

wtf is a stone? How much is it?

Comment by JAB5239 on 04-08-2012

[QUOTE=WladimirK;11982670]Fury will never be anywhere near ready for a Klitschko fight, sorry guys, the dude is not above club/domestic level. He would get badly exposed at elite level.[/QUOTE] You're mistaking being world class for elite. While Fury certainly isn't elite,…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (18)
Top Headlines Jorge Linares Drops Luke Campbell, Wins Split Decision Dorticos Smashes Kudryashov With Brutal KO in Two Rounds Jorge Linares vs. Luke Campbell - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Daniel Jacobs: I'm Truly Excited To Join HBO and Matchroom! Romero Duno, Abraham Lopez Get Wins on Linares-Campbell Keith Tapia Drops, Decisions Lateef Kayode in WBSS Reserve Bout Nonito Donaire Dominates Ruben Hernandez, Wins WBC Silver Fury's Promoter: Decision For Parker Was "Absolutely Disgusting" Daniel Jacobs Signs Multi-Fight Agreements With HBO, Eddie Hearn Joseph Parker Retains, Wins Majority Decision Over Hughie Fury Carl Frampton To Sign Deal With Frank Warren? Josh Wale Retains British As Murray Beats Fagan, Kelly Wins Joseph Parker vs. Hughie Fury - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Badou Jack Vacates WBA Title, Bivol Purse Bid is Canceled Dickinson, Safa and Cullen Get Wins On Fury-Parker Card McDonagh Outpoints Singleton At Manchester Arena Parker: UK is Where The Heavyweight Scene Is, I Want To Be in It Campbell Will Use Experience of Olympics in Jorge Linares Clash Hughie Fury: Parker is No Old Man Like Klitschko, But I'm Ready Dorticos vs. Kudryashov - Cruiserweight WBSS Report Card Photos: Oscar Valdez, Gilberto Ramirez - Tested Tough To Win! Luis Ortiz: No Judges, I'll Knock Wilder Out - Then I Want Joshua! Terence Crawford: Mikey Garcia Fight Would Have To Be at 147 Daily Bread Mailbag: Canelo-Golovkin, Parker-Fury, Kovalev Campbell: Linares is Strong, Experienced - But This is My Time! Liam Williams Vows To Punish Liam Smith For His Trash Talk James DeGale: Groves or Smith Will Win WBSS - I Want Winner Hughie Fury: I Can't Look Past Parker, But I Feel I Can Unify Division Golovkin's Promoter: You Never Heard Canelo Booed Like That! Josh Taylor May Get To World Title Within a Year, Says McGuigan With Andre Ward Retired, Who is The #1 P4P Fighter in The World? Oscar Valdez Gets Off The Floor To Decision Genesis Servania Gilberto Ramirez Drops, Decisions a Very Game Jesse Hart Michael Conlan Drops, Stops Kenny Guzman in Second Round Loeffler: Canelo Should Be More Confident After Full 12 With GGG Conceicao, Kavaliauskas, Mayer, Lenny Z, Gaibnazarov Win Bouts Photos: Jorge Linares, Luke Campbell - in Top Form, Battle Ready Photos: Dorticos, Kudryashov - Get Tense, Ready For WBSS War Anthony Dirrell Denies Chavez Jr.'s Claim of Fight in November Lozano vs. Rodriguez Rematch Top Boxeo Telemundo Return
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement