Tyson Fury Reveals the Disturbing Reality of Being a Professional Boxer – ‘We’re Just Objects to Be Used and Abused’

Published 06/20/2021, 3:19 PM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CA – DECEMBER 01: Tyson Fury reacts after fighting to a draw with Deontay Wilder during the WBC Heavyweight Championship at Staples Center on December 1, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)


The WBC heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, is one of the most recognizable names in the sport. The undefeated champion has reached the summit of boxing twice. And despite all the success, ‘The Gypsy King’ has revealed the harsh reality of being a boxer.

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Fury is gearing up for another high-octane fight against Deontay Wilder. The pair will meet as the main event of an all-heavyweight card on July 24. And although the champion will make another fortune with this fight, he has revealed what he really enjoys about the sport.

Tyson Fury during the post-fight press conference at the MGM Grand, Las Vegas. (Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images)

The 30-0-1 boxer spoke to ESPN on YouTube and said, “It’s a short career. [I’ll be] 33 in a minute. How long’s a piece of string? And after this is all finished and done, as fighters, we’re just objects to be used and abused. And when it’s all over, it’s over. So I enjoy it today. I enjoy being active, that’s it.”

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Thus, this comment from ‘The Gypsy King’ showed that he wants to do as much as he can while his body allows. Moreover, he revealed that no one gives boxers any attention once they no longer compete in the sport.

Is Tyson Fury hinting at something deeper with these comments?

The comments from Fury will certainly raise eyebrows. He has spoken about how easy it is for him to beat the current challengers and thus; he is undeterred by them. However, the statements showed his concern over his longevity.

Some fans will speculate that Fury is hinting at retiring, whereas some will point towards Fury calling for better treatment of fighters. Moreover, it could even be a case of both being right.

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 18: Tyson Fury celebrates after defeating Francesco Pianeta following their heavyweight contest at Windsor Park on August 18, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

Although Fury is in fantastic shape, he has not had the best habits. During his time out from the sport, the undefeated champion ballooned up to over 300 pounds. Therefore, he has put his body through a lot. Thus, could this be a way of Tyson Fury hinting at retirement?

What do you make of these comments from Tyson Fury? Do you think he’s hinting at an early retirement from boxing?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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