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Friday, 14 October 2016

Tyson Fury shows off title belts for the last time + spotted publicly since relinquishing them



The boxer who admitted to cocaine use and his battle with depression in an interview was spotted both with his boxing title belts and outside publicly for the first time since he announced he was taking time off boxing to seek treatment.

After the boxer revealed publicly that along with fighting depression and drugs, that he was also suicidal, the British Boxing Board of control had planned to meet on Wednesday to deliberate on if they should strip him of his belts by suspending or banning him. The boxer however did the smart thing by beating them to it when he voluntarily relinquished all his belts.

His uncle and trainer, Peter Fury, in an interview with BBC, however revealed that the boxer isn't quitting the game for good......

'I was with him yesterday, me and his dad (John), and just listening to him speak and the way he is.' Peter Fury said on BBC Radio 5 Live on Thursday.
'Boxing is in his life. It's in his blood. It's in his veins. He doesn't know anything else. He's just frustrated. When you lose interest in everything and you can't see the meaning of anything - clearly you've got a problem.
'He's addressing it now and we spoke for three and a half, four hours yesterday. The treatment he's had already is doing him a lot of good. He hasn't got a drug addiction. He just did a stupid thing. He's not going into any clinics for drug abuse; he's got manic depression, which is a version of bipolar (disorder).
'They gave a name for it but I can't think of it. They said over a period of the next few months he should start to respond, and (make) progress. He is the linear heavyweight champion of the world. He's done what nobody else could do. He's in the pinnacle of his career. He's only twenty eight years of age. He's got a massive future.
'He is controversial. He lights up boxing, whether it be good or bad. I think it's a case of he is the world champion, the true world champion. I think when he does come back he'll be welcomed with open arms. Especially the way he's voluntarily relinquished his belts.'

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