‘I’m just an average Joe’: he may deny it but there is no one like Tyson Fury | Donald McRae

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After his win against Dillian Whyte it felt as though the heavyweight was giving a eulogy for his career

Tyson Fury sauntered into a plush conference room at Wembley Stadium, ripped off his shirt, placed his WBC world heavyweight champion belt on the table, sat down, smiled and began talking in a near unbroken stream of words for the next 30 minutes. He compared himself to a T-Rex who was also the greatest heavyweight boxer who has ever lived – while stressing that he was “just an average Joe”.

Fury quoted Clark Gable and spun yarns about fairy tales and legends. He pondered the emptiness of vast wealth but reiterated that he “came from fuck all”. The Gypsy King claimed to “feel like a dolphin in water” while fighting in the ring but described again the darkness that had engulfed him when, lost and bereft, he came close to taking his own life.

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Written by Donald McRae
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