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Tyson Fury: 'the hardest fight I ever had was with depression'

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“The hardest fight I ever had was with depression” said Tyson Fury candidly. His battle with drugs, alcohol and mental health saw him go “as low as anybody could go” but now he’s on the boxing comeback trail…

“I’ve got more fire burning inside now” he told IFL TV, and currently he’s waiting on a decision from the British Boxing Board of Control to reinstate his license.

If the BBBofC do so, a number of fights have been considered for his return to the ring. Names mentioned have included Shannon ‘The Cannon’ Briggs, Tony Bellew, David Price and Manuel Charr. Fury described Charr particularly as “a good test at this time of my career”.

On heavyweight rival, Anthony Joshua, Fury is confident that Joseph Parker could beat him. “There’s no expectations on young Joseph” he argued, adding “we know Joshua’s chin’s dodgy”.

Fury’s analysis of Joshua only got harsher: “This man ain’t invincible. This is a pumped up steroid man. This isn’t Muhammad Ali. It’s a man built up to believe his own hype.”

“Joshua, Wilder, Parker… they can never become real champions until they beat me… I’m the man of this era... Until they beat me they’re nobody.” 

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