Tyson Fury: ‘I’ll be glad when it’s all over – no more Mr Celebrity Boxer’

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The WBC champion explains why his fight against Dillian Whyte will be his last – and why, despite the ‘darkness’, he wouldn’t change a thing about his career

‘I am suffering all the time,” Tyson Fury says calmly of his constant struggle with depression as we look out of the window at the very start of fight week. We’re just a five-minute stroll from Wembley Stadium where, on Saturday night, Fury will apparently make his final walk to the ring as the world heavyweight champion when he defends his WBC title against Dillian Whyte in front of a roaring crowd of 94,000.

But now, on an ordinary Tuesday morning, the 6ft 9in giant talks softly about his mental health and retirement while people two floors below gawp up at him. They can see his huge frame from street level and men and women, young and old, wave enthusiastically. They’re shouting his name but behind the thick sheet of glazed glass we can barely hear them.

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Written by Donald McRae
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2022/apr/22/tyson-fury-ill-be-glad-when-its-all-over-no-more-mr-celebrity-boxer under the title “Tyson Fury: ‘I’ll be glad when it’s all over – no more Mr Celebrity Boxer’”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.