Tyson Fury Defends Reporter Who Received Backlash for Talking About Mental Health

Published 10/11/2021, 2:20 PM EDT
Boxing – Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder – WBC Heavyweight Title – T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, U.S. – October 9, 2021 Tyson Fury celebrates with the belts after winning the fight against Deontay Wilder REUTERS/Steve Marcus


Following the incredible fight between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder, a question asked by a reporter appalled fans. Fury and Wilder fought each other in what became an instant heavyweight classic match. Many even dubbed the fight the greatest heavyweight fight of all time.

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Well, moments after this amazing spectacle, journalist Gareth Davies faced the wrath of ‘The Gypsy King‘s adoring fans. During the post-fight press conference, Davies asked Fury, “After a thrilling contest like that, you must be incredibly proud of yourself. But are you really going to fall into a depression?”

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The question was in response to Fury’s comments a few days prior to the fight, where he stated that without boxing, he would be a very sad man. Fury did not take the question in an offensive way and replied very professionally. However, fans on the internet thought the journalist went too far with his question.

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To clear up the misunderstanding, Davies met up with Fury during a party he was attending and asked Fury about the whole situation. Fury replied, saying, “I actually thought it was quite a good question,” Fury told Davies. “Always talk about mental health, we always do.”

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Davies responded saying, “They don’t know I sent you messages when you weren’t well”. To which Fury replied, “And they also don’t know that I sent you messages when you weren’t well.” Well, it looks like Davies’ question did not phase Fury, judging from their friendship outside the ring.

What’s next for Tyson Fury?

Fury will now look to defend his WBC title against mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte. The longtime interim titleholder Dillian Whyte will finally get a crack at the WBC title. However, while, Whyte is an underdog going into this fight. For Fury, this will be a routine title defense. And fans expect the Gypsy King to make light work out of Whyte.

After his mandatory title defense, Fury will look to unify the heavyweight titles by fighting the winner of the Anthony ‘AJ’ Joshua vs Oleksandr ‘The Cat’ Usyk rematch.

Who do you think Fury should fight next? Will he become the unified champion of the world again?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in English Literature from Loyola College, Allan fuses his love for literature and the sport of boxing to deliver quality copies about 'The Sweet Science.' Allan is a semi-professional soccer player for Diego Juniors FC.

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