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Tyson Fury Chased After Fan Who He Suspected Had Mental Health Problems

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Tyson Fury Chased After Fan Who He Suspected Had Mental Health Problems

Tyson Fury went out of his way to speak to a fan about mental health issues, in a clip which is part of a documentary on the WBC world champion.

In footage that will be shown in Tyson Fury: The Gyspy King on ITV, Fury is filmed out fishing with his family when a fan called Coby politely asks him for a picture.

Fury is more than happy to do so but in the very short encounter he has with Colby, he gathers that all has not been quite well for Colby.

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"I tell you something now, that lad is here from Milton Keynes, probably his parents have split up; one lives down there, one lives up here," Fury says, as per The Mirror.

"So I would say, just by speaking to him for two seconds, that he suffers from mental health problems of some sort.

"Which brings me to speak to him."

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Image: ITV
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Just when Colby is about to leave on his bike, Fury runs after him and they engage in a second and more deeper conversation.

"Now from speaking to you for two seconds I thought that kid might be struggling with mental health problems of some sort."

Colby confirms Fury's suspicion, saying: "I went through a stage when I was depressed, it was hard for me growing up, my mum was a single parent."

Fury, who himself has suffered serious mental health problems that spiralled into alcohol and drug addiction and forced him out of action for three years, was quick to offer some words of wisdom.

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"My parents split up and all that c***, whatever, it's not easy. My advice would be, if boxing is what you're into it, get into that and put some good energy into it."

Image: ITV
Image: ITV

Colby tells Fury that he's been inspired by his story and the Gypsy King encourages him to stay on the straight and narrow and get to the boxing gym before they part ways.

Fury's comeback and recent WBC world championship victory over Deontay Wilder serves as a reminder to continue to fight the good fight and the work he is doing in regards to mental health is equally as admirable as his skills in between the ropes.

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Don't suffer in silence. It's okay not to be okay, and it's also okay to reach out for help when dealing with mental health.

Find support at the following organisations below.

CALM: 0800 585 858 (outside London: 0808 802 5858); Mind: 0300 123 3393; Papyrus: 0800 068 41 41; Samaritans: 116 123.

Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Mental Health, Boxing

Josh Lawless
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