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Tyson Fury: I Just Want To Inspire, Prove Nothing is Impossible

Tyson Fury hopes to inspire others to overcome adversity as he prepares to take on Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout in Las Vegas.

Fury takes on German Schwarz at the MGM Grand on Saturday, in the 30-year-old's first fight since his controversial split-decision draw with Deontay Wilder in December.

The Brit - who returned to the ring last June after serving a backdated two-year doping ban - has made no secret of his mental health issues, though revealed he is "living the dream" after becoming a world champion.

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"I talk about mental health a lot because it's very important to me. Only 18 months ago I was in a very dark place," Fury told a news conference in Las Vegas.

"I just wanted to prove to people that there is a way back, nothing is impossible. I was very heavy, very unwell.

"I look to inspire people to get better and change their lives as I did mine. I'm living proof that anyone can change or come back from anything. I'm only a normal human being."

Before continuing, Fury broke off to sing a line from the Rag'n'Bone Man hit Human: "I'm only human, after all."

"I hope it is inspirational and I will keep banging this drum. What am I here for? Is it for money, fame, to be a champion?" Fury added.

"I believe my calling card now is to help people who are struggling around the world. I want to prove to them that they can come back, that there is help out there and all they have to do is reach for it.

"I am living the dream. That's why I'm so happy, I'm living the dream I had since I was a kid. I achieved my dream of becoming heavyweight champion in 2015. Now everything else is a bonus."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by ΣNΣMY on 06-15-2019

All you have to do is say your prayers and eat your Mexican vitamins and all things are possible, brother!

Comment by JWHardin on 06-15-2019

[QUOTE=denium;19827480]Wlad had barely lost a round in 12 years when Fury beat him, and will go down in history as a far better HW than Joshua.[/QUOTE] If you look at Wlad's record, the competition was not all that great. In…

Comment by HitmanTommy on 06-13-2019

Mike Tyson and Pacquiao inspired dudes given their short stature. This dude is 6'9 and 260lbs. How in the hell is he going to inspire anyone seeing as he is taller than 99% of the worlds population. :lol1:

Comment by Roberto Vasquez on 06-13-2019

[QUOTE=denium;19827480]Wlad had barely lost a round in 12 years when Fury beat him, and will go down in history as a far better HW than Joshua.[/QUOTE] Er.... Fury ducked the rematch and before the Wlad fight - Fury said Wlad…

Comment by Robertthebruce on 06-13-2019

Love how his 'mental health' issues began when he got caught taking steroids. He then started taking other drugs because He knows how to create a smokescreen and he is sticking with it for the long haul till we forget…

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