Tyson Fury has opened up on his state of mind following a more bruising than expected encounter with Francis Ngannou.
The WBC Heavyweight Champion welcomed MMA star Ngannou to the boxing ring for the first time, and was widely expected to win with ease.
A knockdown for Ngannou in the third round changed all of that, and Fury boxed relatively tentatively to a points win.
Speaking to Boxing Social, Fury said that, as with every fight, he has been depressed for two weeks since that split-decision victory in Saudi.
“Every fight I have two weeks post-fight depression, and I’m just about getting over that now.
Just about getting back to reality … I know it’s gonna go after about two weeks. I’m used to it. The highs and lows of it all. With every high there’s an even bigger low.”
With his mental state on the up, preparations begin for an undisputed fight with Oleksandr Usyk set for February 17.
“It was an unbelievable event, everyone was there, all the big stars. Listen, it happened all because of me, everyone gets to be entertained by The Gypsy King, and here we go again, I’m rolling it out again for you all.
Who called for this fight? Who called for Usyk versus Fury? Who called for the undisputed? Who wants this fight? And now the fans are getting it, I don’t want to hear any complaints. No complaining.
When this fight wasn’t happening it seemed that everybody was happier than when it got signed. Now I don’t know why that is, but now you’ve got what you want, enjoy it.”
“‘It won’t happen, I was scared, I was running away’ – what’s happening now then? I’m about to make another hundred million.”