‘The Whole Time I Was Afraid of Dying’: WWE Legend’s Disturbing Confession Catches the Attention of Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury

Published 09/08/2022, 9:00 AM EDT
Tyson Fury during the BOXXER Fight Night at the SSE Arena, Wembley in London. Picture date: Saturday November 20, 2021. (Photo by Kieran Cleeves/PA Images via Getty Images)

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has battled and overcome a host of mental health problems in his life. As such, after his emphatic victory over former heavyweight champion, Wladimir Klitschko in 2016, Fury was caught up in drugs and alcohol. Unfortunately, he did not enter the ring for more than 2 years and even vacated his championship in the process.

However, The Gypsy King managed to get back up to his feet and then compete in an epic trilogy with his rival Deontay Wilder. Fury’s battle with depression was far from easy. He stated that this was one of the worst periods in his life when he had no motivation to do anything. Therefore, it came as no surprise when The British Boxer shared a video of WWE Superstar Triple H’s confession about his retirement.

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Tyson Fury shares Triple H’s confession

Fury shared a story of an interview between Ariel Helwani and Triple H where the WWE legend gets candid about his career and retirement. Helwani then laid out a very hard-hitting question and asked the 12-time WWE champion if he was afraid to die at any point in his career.

 

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The whole time I was afraid of dying,” he said. Helwani then asked him how he dealt with his anxiety. However, Triple H stated that this was a ‘gift’ in disguise, as he gained a new perspective on life after all his struggles. “In some ways, it’s a gift to look at your life through those eyes,” said Triple H.

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Like Fury, the WWE legend also loved what he did. However, at some point, they realized that what mattered more was their family and children who need to be looked after. There are a lot of similarities between both men as they battled through their demons to reach unprecedented heights.

Anthony Joshua accepts Fury’s fight offer

In a surprising turn of events, Fury recently called out his fellow British boxer Anthony Joshua after Oleksandr Usyk declined his offer to fight this year. The Gypsy King initially offered Joshua an 80-20 purse split, but then changed it to a 60-40 split. The fight was initially scheduled for November, but Joshua cited that he could only return by December.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 06: WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury arrives a news conference. MGM Grand Garden Arena on October 6, 2021. Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will defend his title against Deontay Wilder. October 9 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

However, AJ’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has come out and stated that Joshua has accepted Fury’s offer. The fight will be one of the biggest showdowns in the heavyweight division with two fellow countrymen putting it all on the line.

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Sahil Sood

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Sahil Sood is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. He earned his Bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication, and holds a keen interest in the 'sweet science'. His journey towards following boxing began when he first saw the highlights of Mike Tyson as a teenager, and then closely followed the rise of Floyd Mayweather.

Edited By: Ajinkya Aswale

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