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Tyson Fury Bumps Into Stranger He Talked Out Of Committing Suicide

Tyson Fury Bumps Into Stranger He Talked Out Of Committing Suicide

On Monday world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury bumped into the man who he talked out of committing suicide back in December.

Fury is a huge advocate of mental health issues, having suffered his own problems after initially winning the world title in 2015, and has spoken openly about his struggles in the past.

Back in December the British boxer posted a video on social media about a fan knocking on his door to tell the heavyweight he was thinking about committing suicide but Fury talked the fan out of it and took him for a run.

Fury took to social media once again on Monday morning to post a video of him enjoying a chat with the man he helped, having bumped into him on a walk.

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In December Fury took to social media to tell everyone to not give up saying, "I'm very humbled in one way but very freaked out in another. A random stranger came to my house tonight and told me he was about to commit suicide but that he needed to speak to me first before he did it.

"So obviously me being me talked him out of it and took him on a three mile run. He left as happy as Larry and it seems to have worked.

"To all those people out there suffering from mental health problems, please do not take your own life.

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"It will get better, I promise you. There is help around the corner, please seek medical advice immediately and you will return to what you once were.

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"It ain't over, it wasn't over then and it ain't over now. Come on people don't give up; keep fighting and never say die.

"Like I got up in round 12 against Wilder, keep getting up no matter how many times it puts you down, keep going forward because we never surrender."

Fury's issues came after beating Klitschko for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles but didn't get back in the ring for another three years. Image: PA Images
Fury's issues came after beating Klitschko for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles but didn't get back in the ring for another three years. Image: PA Images
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The Gypsy King's full redemption was secured just two months after helping the fan when he faced Deontay Wilder for the second time.

The 31-year-old out boxed the Bronze Bomber from the opening bell on February 20th to win the WBC title, the only one he'd not previously held, and right the wrongs of the controversial draw between the paid in December 2018.

He is likely to meet the American for a third time at some point this year and fans hope for a future unification fight with Anthony Joshua.

Whatever happens next with Fury his story of redemption from his mental health issues and drug addiction to world champion should hopefully inspire more people to not commit suicide.

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Topics: UOKM8, Heavyweight boxing, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Mental Health, British boxing

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