Tyson Fury conquered a lot of personal demons to come out ahead in the Deontey Wilder boxing triology. The so called Gypsy king has been through it all – he was forced to vacate his world titles, he sunk into deep depression, his weight was above 400 pounds, alcoholism, mental health issues – but he’s managed to come out the other end of that tunnel. And all in the last four years, mind you.
But the star was a bit dumbfounded when he got the following question at the post fight interview:
Gareth Davies from The Telegraph was handed the microphone at the post-bout press conference, he said: “After a thrilling contest like that, you must be incredibly proud of yourself. But are you really going to fall into a depression?”
Fury, being the consummate professional that he is, didn’t turn his nose up at the question but instead decided to tackle it head on.
“I hope not,” he replied.
“I’m going to try my best to keep positive and stay focused on being happy. I’ve got a lot to be thankful for in my life. God has given me everything I’ve ever asked for and I’ve got a lot to be thankful for, for sure.”
I can’t believe a report asked Tyson Fury if he is going to fall into depression again #FuryVsWilder3 pic.twitter.com/fBFRrGauL0
— Weasle (@ThaWeasle) October 10, 2021
Even more baffling – if you’re a fan of boxing you’ll recognize that this journalist is actually a very good boxing reporter aswell. But man.. what a terrible way to phrase a question on such a sensitive topic.
And further, it feels a bit odd to even ask.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.