Paris Fury, the wife of WBC undisputed champion Tyson Fury, joined a 4-person panel on ‘Loose Women’. Chiefly, the conversation was geared towards mental health on World Men’s Day and the panel had some interesting insight into the topic.
Additionally, Paris was asked to provide some details about her husband’s mental frame of mind after a massive career setback. ‘The Gypsy King’ was preparing for a trilogy bout with Deontay Wilder for early 2021; however, the fight failed to materialize.
The careers of the aforementioned heavyweight rivals have been closely entwined with one another ever since their first meeting. What’s more, the two have had multiple bookings throughout the year that have fallen through due to COVID-19.
How did Tyson Fury feel about the Wilder trilogy bout being canceled?
Paris Fury pulled the curtain off of Tyson’s emotions after the news of the canceled trilogy bout reached him. The fight would help to further define his legacy and help him reach the pinnacle of boxing.
“He took it pretty bad. It’s okay he’s moving on, but it has affected him. Tyson is always a firm believer in setting goals to keep his mental health well and that was his goal at the end of the year.
“Obviously, everybody’s had a very turbulent year, up and down with lockdown COVID restrictions, and then this was him finally getting back into work.
“So it has put him on a bummer, he isn’t really saying it but I know I’ve been back for three or four days now and it’s like living with Jekyll and Hyde but he’ll come through it. It has upset him and sort of brought him down a little.”
Tyson Fury has been very vocal about his struggles with mental health. ‘The Gypsy King’ appeared on the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’ podcast and candidly urged people to seek treatment. Furthermore, he’s arguably the biggest name in the sporting world who’s fought for the said cause.
Fury is a box office star in boxing and he’ll have no shortage of fights that would draw well. However, there’s no doubt that closing the chapter on Deontay Wilder would have been on his shortlist.