Tyson Fury is an undefeated, two-time world champion who is, many believe, one fight away from cementing himself as the very best of a generation.
‘The Gypsy King’s 34-fight career has produced some of the most memorable heavyweight nights under the lights in recent memory, especially since his recent switch from an incredible mover to a smart bully packing a punch.
Following a contentious draw against Deontay Wilder, he has a string of six wins, five of them inside the distance.
It will come as no surprise then that the man who believes he has ‘completed’ boxing sees no rival ending his reign, but he has pinpointed one scenario that has played out before.
Speaking on the Out Of Interest podcast, Fury said that the only thing with the capability to beat him is his own struggle with his mental health.
“Toughest opponent is my own self. Every single time. The only person that can beat Tyson Fury, is him himself. Mentally. The toughest battle I’ve ever had is mental health. You never, ever defeat it. You can never win against it. Ever.”
Following his statement victory over long-reigning champion, Wladimir Klitschko, Fury spiralled into depression and addiction. He has been open about having suicidal thoughts during that period.
He was out of the ring for almost three years before a return that would see him mount a successful campaign to fight and beat hard-hitting American, Wilder.
More recently, the Morecambe man’s mindset was on display in a Netflix series, giving fans an inside look into what his family recognise as Bipolar disorder.
On the podcast, he spoke about what keeps him moving forward.
“My top tips for battling mental health is this. Small short term goals, a structured routined lifestyle, fitness and health, working out and stuff, and just living one day at a time. Eating well, drinking well, and that’s about it really.”