By: Sean Cross
Line and WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has been very open about the emotional, psychological and substance abuse he’s faced over the years. Fury has reportedly filmed an interview to be aired this Saturday as he lines up with Derrick Chisora for the third time in December. The Jonathan Ross Show. As of 2011 Daily Mail, Fury told Ross that he suffered from depression after his blowout win over Dylan Wyatt last spring. Shortly after the win, Fury announced his retirement – something not entirely surprising coming from a man who likes to keep the media and the public on their toes. Fury admitted Jonathan Ross was at a “very low point” and was quick to say there was more to it than his desire to stop fighting professionally.
“I think I should cross this bridge,” he told Ross. Daily Mail) about retirement. “I was in a very, very low place for four months.” Despite his busy schedule at the time, Fury was still not very happy. “Even though I had a lot going on, I was writing a book, singing a song, doing a Netflix documentary, touring up and down the country, but it still didn’t happen. Give me the fullness I get from boxing.”
Despite being widely expected to easily handle Chisora when they meet at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3 (he’s won his first two fights), Fury still seems happy to be back in the ring. “I’m not sure what I’m going to do after boxing,” he said. “For now, my focus is on enjoying the end of my career and soaking it all in.”
Sylvester Stallone, Rocky himself, is also in the pink room with a fury and informs the great Englishman that he thinks the “Gypsy King” would do well in the movies. “One hundred percent in the future, that’s something I’d like to explore,” Fury replied. “Who can help me better than Mr. Rocky Balboa himself? Someone I grew up watching on TV. Good luck and a good offer and I’d love to go later when I finish his boxing career. During the interview, Stallone called Fury “the greatest heavyweight that ever lived.”