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Tyson Fury: Current Heavyweights Afraid To Fight Each Other

Troubled former world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury equated boxing to a marriage and that after a rocky period he is back fully in love again with the sport.

The 29-year-old -- who has battled with depression which led to heavy drinking sessions and taking drugs -- is set for his first bout in over two-and-a-half years on Saturday against Albanian Sefer Seferi in Manchester.

Fury, who dramatically took the world title (WBA/IBF/WBO/IBO belts)beating long-time holder Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, told the BBC he has worked hard to resurrect his passion for boxing.

"Boxing is like a marriage -- you have to work at it. You do fall in and out of love," said Fury.

"But I have spiced it back up again, bought her some sexy lingerie and we are back at it, better than ever."

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Fury, who was cleared to fight again last December by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) after accepting a backdated two-year ban for testing positive for the banned steroid Nandrolone, says this comeback is about "inspiring others who are suffering" with mental health issues.

"I woke up every day wishing I would not wake up any more," said Fury.

"But I am living proof anyone can come back from the brink.

"There is a lot of people out there suffering with mental health problems who think all their days will be grey, but life can improve again and you will start to enjoy the little things again."

Fury's ambition is to regain the world crown with compatriot Anthony Joshua presently holding the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts whilst American Deontay Wilder is the WBC titleholder.

"They are all afraid to fight one another," said Fury.

"If any of us are going to be great champions, let's knock one another about. Let's have Royal Rumbles. The days of Ali, when he fought, Frazier, Foreman, everyone.

"Ali had three years out of the ring, had two fights and then lost to Frazier. Was it enough fights on his return? I don't know. But he got back to his glory.

"I'm not going to rush it.

"I'm 29, in the prime of my life and have never felt fitter, stronger or better. Rome wasn't built in a day. This is my second career now, coming back after nearly 1,000 days."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Laligalaliga on 06-06-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18833366]I know what Wilder offered! You have know idea what Hearn offered! I'm good! You're concerned! You pray that it's something big, so AJ saves face! You know that $50 Million guarantee, and 50/50 of all total revenue is ridiculous!…

Comment by juggernaut666 on 06-05-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18832636]I don't have to argue! Sooner than later, AJ will have to answer the questions of why did he ask for $50 million, just to refuse to accept it![/QUOTE] Sooner or later you are going to have to realize Joshua…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 06-05-2018

[QUOTE=kafkod;18833417]Thanks for the update. Let's hope they get it done because I'm really looking forward to seeing Wilder get knocked TFO in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley![/QUOTE]So are you admitting that Wilder [B]NEVER[/B] had a problem coming to the…

Comment by kafkod on 06-05-2018

[QUOTE=Bronx2245;18832431]June 5, 2018 @ 1154 EST: Joshua promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing has said that Joshua and trainer/manager Rob McCracken want the fight in the United Kingdom. Finkel said it is not an issue. "I met with Eddie's father,…

Comment by Bronx2245 on 06-05-2018

[QUOTE=Laligalaliga;18833259]I think wilder needs to answer first why he refused a career payday even after an improved contract offered.[/QUOTE]I know what Wilder offered! You have know idea what Hearn offered! I'm good! You're concerned! You pray that it's something big,…

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