Tyson Fury opens up about mental health


Tyson Fury has announced that he took cocaine to deal with his depression and other mental health issues, with the controversial fighter adding that he has been suffering from the disorder for years and has not been properly training for months.

Speaking to Rolling Stone, Fury claimed, “I’ve been out drinking, Monday to Friday to Sunday, and taking cocaine.”

This revelation comes just days after the fighter announced his retirement from professional boxing on social media, before claiming it was a joke hours later.

Fury has never been far from controversy since he beat Vladimir Klitshko to win the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO. Within two weeks, Fury was stripped of the IBF title because he was unable to fight mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov.

A rematch with Klitschko was cancelled in July, with Fury claiming to be injured, and the bout was rescheduled for 29 October at Manchester Arena. However, this fight was also cancelled, with Fury’s uncle and trainer Peter Fury claiming that he will not fight again until 2017. He was fined for making homophobic comments on social media and has claimed since then that there has been a ‘witch-hunt’ against him because of his traveller heritage.

These pressures seem to have damaged Fury’s already fragile mental health as he told Rolling Stone, “They say I’ve got a version of bipolar. I’m manic-depressive. I just hope someone kills me before I kill myself.”

Fury has been receiving help for his mental health problems and faces a UK anti-doping hearing in November after alleged illegal substances were found in his urine sample.


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