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Tyson Fury: I Had Everything in The World, Then Depression Hit

According to former heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury (26-0, 20 KOs), he is happy and motivated to be back in the sport in boxing.

Last month, Fury returned to the ring for the first time since November 2015 - when he traveled over to Germany to win a twelve round unanimous decision over Wladimir Klitschko in a major upset.

Fury stopped Sefer Seferi in a four rounds, in a mismatch, before a big crowd in Manchester.

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Fury is now scheduled to return on August 18th in Belfast, against an opponent to be announced.

When Fury defeated Klitschko, he claimed the IBO, WBA, IBF and WBO world titles.

But then he was battling a severe bout of depression, which led to substance abuse. He was eventually forced to vacate his titles and lost his license to box.

"I had everything in the world," Fury told BBC Sport.

"I had world titles and had beaten the man that couldn't be beat. I had done everything I had ever dreamed of but the next day after the fight I was totally depressed and I continued to be depressed for the next two years.

"I had nothing to be depressed about, but if I knew what was making me feel like that I just wouldn't do it anymore. Unless you have been through depression you won't know what I am talking about but the problem is we don't know what is making us depressed."

In his next fight, Fury hopes to face someone with more heart and willingness to fight than Seferi.

"It was disappointing for me to say the least as I had trained for six months and had hoped that he would take me a bit further," Fury said.

"The opponent isn't really of any importance to me, I am just warming up. I'm getting back in the ring and preparing to fight Anthony Joshua and Deontay Wilder very very soon."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by paulf on 07-06-2018

Depression* *Failing a drug test and then sitting out while a legal battle over another prior failed drug test was under review.

Comment by Ajvar on 07-06-2018

[QUOTE=miniq;18914493]Lost 90 pounds in 6 months. Man is a legend. He will destroy Wilder and AJ next year.[/QUOTE] I lost like 20 pounds for 2 weeks of vacation at sea. All it took dancing at night clubs and usual activities…

Comment by KillaCamNZ on 07-05-2018

[QUOTE=4truth;18915060]I don’t get why you say that?who has he ever harmed outside of the ring?[/QUOTE] Sexism, ****phobia and racism - all outward. Idiots lap up everything he does, as well as excuse it, and that's harmful. If it walks like…

Comment by Shontae De'marc on 07-05-2018

I dislike Fury for reasons much different than the average UK fuccboi, I actually like the fact he hates degenerate f4gs - I just don't like all the talk with little action

Comment by Elroy The Great on 07-05-2018

almost the same shlt happened to buster after his fluke win

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