Tyson Fury is back in shape ahead of a hotly anticipated return to the ring on June 9th at Manchester’s MEN Arena.
Its been three years since “The Gypsy King” dumbfounded a trigger shy Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany; dancing between stances, Fury upended the Ukranian’s 11-year unbeaten run and took all the belts home to Cheshire.
But after reaching his Everest, Fury descended into a battle with mental health, alcohol and drugs. Speaking candidly to Rolling Stone, he said:
“I’ve been out drinking, Monday to Friday to Sunday, and taking cocaine. I can’t deal with it and the only thing that helps me is when I get drunk out of my mind. I’m going through a lot of personal demons, trying to shake them off.”
Its been a long road back for the former heavyweight champion, but he looks to have rediscovered his love for the sport. A man that’s been credited with getting Fury’s mind and body on the job is new trainer Ben Davison. “The Furious One” decided to shake up his team, swapping long-term trainer Uncle Peter for the relatively unknown Davison after meeting him at the MTK gym in Marbella. Speaking to Boxing Social’s Glen McCrory, the young trainer said:
“His Uncle Peter and Uncle Hughie have done have a fantastic job for him and got to where he’s at. But things happen and things change. There are slight adaptions that I can make.”
Fury’s comeback opponent is yet to be announced, but it’s safe to say it won’t be top ten fighter, he said:
“I want to take it step by step, it’s been a long time out the ring and I’m not under any illusion that I’m going to be ready to fight Mike Tyson in my first fight back. But let’s just say it’s going to be an exciting fight. ”
“I’m over the moon to be back, I’m going to put on a show for the fans,” Fury concluded.