“Addiction Will Stay With Me for Life”: Tyson Fury Makes Appalling Revelations

Published 07/17/2022, 1:30 PM EDT
COLOGNE, GERMANY – APRIL 28: Tyson Fury reacts as Wladimir Klitschko speaks to the media during Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko head to head press conference on April 28, 2016 in Cologne, Germany. Fury v Klitschko Part 2 will take place in Manchester on July 9 for the WBO, WBA and IBO heavyweight belts. (Photo by Sascha Steinbach/Bongarts/Getty Images)

The boxing world is acquainted with the struggle of Tyson Fury against drugs and alcohol. The champ lost his mind in the process and believes that this battle was bigger than the fights he fought in the ring. However, keeping aside all excuses, he started training again and completed the journey from the bottom to the top once again.

Recently, in an interview with ‘Pitch Boxing’, the champ made appalling revelation on addiction and training.


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He revealed the shocking information regarding his grandfather and friends.

He said, “Addiction will stay with me for life. My grandfather, he died at 77. And he even *inaudible* on the day he died. So there’s no excuses for people who don’t train. I’ve got a friend, Sean, who is paralyzed from the chest down. He’s got one good leg, and the other leg doesn’t work. And he trains all the time. So there’s no excuses. I’m not gonna be any woulda, coulda, shoulda.”

Furthermore, he claimed that he would train himself till his body allows him to do because he loves training. Certainly, the champ has been dedicated to the sport and would continue to stay in shape. Unsurprisingly, he believes that there is never a good reason or excuse for skipping training.

What did Tyson Fury say about his mental health and drug addiction?

The WBC and the Ring Magazine heavyweight champ fell into depression after defeating former heavyweight champ Wladimir Klitschko in one of the most spectacular performance.

It eventually dragged him into the world of alcohol and drugs. Fury’s state of mind was in such a horrible state that suicidal thoughts were taking hold of him. Eventually, he was also stripped of his titles/


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LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Tyson Fury speaks to the media during the Tyson Fury v Dilian Whyte press conference at Wembley Stadium on March 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

However, ‘The Gypsy King’ did not give up. He sought proper medical help and started training.

This had a positive impact on him. He was back in shape with the hunger of heavyweight title again. He made his return to the ring in 2018 and again became the champ.


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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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