Tyson Fury has this week revealed the reason he decided to cut short his retirement after only a few months, jokingly stating that it was too much time with his children and the family dog that led to him picking the gloves back up.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Fury – with a more serious demeanour – went on to say that retirement left him falling back into the mental lows he endured during his two and a half year sabbatical from the sport.
“It was a short short retirement… being at home with six kids and a dog it would drive any man out of retirement.”
“Well that’s the situation I’m in right now. When I retired back in April I really meant it but then it was like I was at my lowest moment again. I thought to myself ‘I’m not ready to go’.”
Fury announced his retirement immediately after his knockout win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in Arena, however many in the sport were sceptical from the get go about how long this would last.
That scepticism was proved to be justified, with Fury announcing his retirement was over in September and that he would be returning to the ring in December.
The man in the opposite corner for Fury’s “comeback” fight will be Dereck Chisora, with a fight announced for December 17th at Tottenham Hotspurs’ Stadium in London.
The choice of Chisora as opponent has come under criticism from fans, mainly due to the fact Fury has already defeated him twice when the two fought in their earlier careers.