Tyson Fury explained that nobody believes he was capable of beating WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder last December at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
He claims that even his own trainer Ben Davison felt the contest was too big of an ask.
It was only Fury's third bout, after returning to the ring in June of that year after being overweight and inactive since November of 2015.
Fury defied the long odds by giving Wilder fits with his defensive boxing. He survived two knockdowns, and lasted the entire distance - going to a controversial twelve round split draw.
A rematch is slated for February of 2020.
Before they can lock up for a second time, Wilder must overcome his upcoming rematch with Luis Ortiz, which takes place next Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
Fury says his entire team was expecting him to get defeated.
“I was fat as a pig and I’d just come off a two-and-a-half year layoff and lost ten stone, had suicidal thoughts,” Fury told Talk Sport.
“I never doubt myself but the people who always believed in me my whole career, they all doubted me. Every single one of them including my dad, my brothers, my wife, everybody.
“I don’t even believe me own trainer thought I was gonna win that fight. My dad didn’t speak to me for five weeks in training camp. He would not talk to me because he was dead certain I was getting knocked spark out. And he said, ‘No matter what you’re getting paid, it ain’t worth it to be in a wheelchair, son.’”