Tyson Fury Wants To Become A Therapist After Boxing
Tyson Fury is a controversial character. He often hollers bizarre, and sometimes even offensive, words whenever he's around. But following victory on Saturday night, the heavyweight challenger spoke candidly about his mental health.
The 30-year-old made his second appearance following his lengthy hiatus from boxing by defeating Francesco Pianeta. He beat the Italian on points, recording his 27th professional victory.
The ex-heavyweight world champion is now in line to fight WBC holder Deontay Wilder with a November/December bout in Las Vegas, Nevada, mentioned.
Fury not only gets a shot at a world title but is also expected to pocket a seven-figure purse.
But it's not about money.
"I'll go to Las Vegas for free and fight Deontay Wilder because I'd rather have no money and win the title than have £200 billion and lose," he said in his post-fight press conference via JOE.
His promising situation is a far cry from a few years ago.
"I know what life's like on the other side, of having no hope, of having nothing.
"But I also know now what it's about being in a good place. The good is so much better than the bad. The top is so much better than the bottom. The good outweighs the bad by a lot."
After dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in Germany, Fury's professional and person life spiraled into crisis.
He was stripped of his belts which ultimately effected his mental health.
"I'm sat here in a great frame of mind and that's worth more than any money could buy because at one stage, I thought I was going to end up in a padded room, never mind boxing.
"I didn't think I was going to survive. I was on the verge of committing suicide.
"I'm doing this for all the people who do suffer with things."
Fury's fight week in Belfast, Northern Ireland, saw him speak to people who suffer with mental health problems, and he takes pride in offering his support.
"The week that I've been here, I've been speaking to people with mental health problems on a daily basis and I do take pride in that.
"Hopefully after boxing, I become a therapist or something. I do want to help people like that.
"It's something I think I might be good at because, as you can tell, I'm shit at talking," he added.
Dr. Tyson Fury?
Anyway, before Fury hangs up the gloves to become a therapist, he's set to tackle the unbeaten American in a mouth-watering fight later this year.