Tyson Fury’s return from the brink of total implosion has been one of the greatest comebacks in modern sporting history, serving as an inspiration to all those suffering from mental health problems. Fury has been disarmingly honest about what he went through during his darkest hours and on the face of it, it is amazing the man is alive, let alone the greatest boxer currently in the heavyweight division.
👑 TYSON FURY IS BACK 👑
— The Sportsman (@TheSportsman) April 12, 2018
At one stage during his hiatus from the ring, the heavyweight came in at over 400 pounds on the scales and it looked well and truly like his career was over. The speed at which the Englishman’s career had spiralled out of control was quite astounding given he had gained all this weight only a year after he had beaten Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf to become the new heavyweight champion of the world.
Redemption and a second chance would come when he joined up with trainer Ben Davidson and began using Ricky Hatton’s gym in Manchester in 2017. There was a long road ahead but it all started with a 30-minute jog every day and before you know it, the seemingly impossible task of shedding all his excess weight had begun in earnest.
Fury would pick up his regime as he built up stamina and swapped his loose midriff for a toned and hardened core that let would allow him to go the extra distance in the gym. With his newfound strength, Fury was offered the chance to sign up with promoter Frank Warren, which he accepted, and that would be the start of the second coming of the man they call the Gypsy King.
Fast forward to 2019 and the 30-year-old has gone unbeaten during his three comebacks fights, which includes a thrilling tie with Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles.
That was a fight that Fury was expected to lose after many thought he wasn’t ready for a man of Wilder’s boxing caliber just yet after being out the ring for 32 months. Well, the bottom line is, Fury won that fight and the world knows it, but we all sadly realize that boxing has a dark side to it still when it comes to judging. The blessing for Fury is that his record reads 29-0-1 with still no defeats. If ever anyone needed proof that Fury was the outright winner of that fight all they need to do is take a look at the boxing betting for the upcoming rematch with Wilder to see that he is the favorite to win.
BREAKING: Tyson Fury’s promoter Frank Warren to ask @WBCBoxing for investigation on scoring of draw with Deontay Wilder. Fury camp will also ask WBC to order a rematch. #SSN pic.twitter.com/Mmak7SJAqr
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) December 2, 2018
None of this would have been possible without working through his demons by getting back into the gym and enjoying the age-old benefits of exercise. This is what Fury puts a large part of his recovery down to and he has vowed to stay active in order to keep his upward trend going both in and out of the ring.
Whilst getting active isn’t the answer to all of life’s problems, Tyson Fury has shown it can be a good place to start with the benefits almost immediately felt if not seen straight away.