Tyson Fury admits he’s not surprised his wife cries every time he steps into the boxing ring as he stares death straight in the eye every time.
The Gypsy King – who has 13 years and 11 months of professional boxing career – has fought 34 times with 33 wins, no defeats and one draw. But this is not enough.
The 35-year-old attempted to walk away from the sport in 2022, but returned to the ring after suffering with his mental health.
He now travels to Saudi Arabia to face Francis Ngannou in one of the biggest crossover fights in history.
Paris’s feelings towards Tyson and his boxing career have been well documented in their Netflix show, At Home with the Furys.
Tyson Fury says he’s not surprised his wife Paris cries every time he steps into the boxing ring
Fury says looking death in the eye while stepping into a boxing ring is intimidating
Tyson and Paris have six children and are expecting their seventh child in the coming weeks
The 33-year-old housewife explained she wanted Tyson to walk away from the sport before he was seriously injured and described the emotional turmoil she was going through on fight night.
Tyson delved into this in his autobiography, Behind the Mask – recalling how Paris put on makeup and cried for three hours straight after being knocked down twice by Deontay Wilder in their first fight.
However, Tyson – who is not shy about speaking out about his mental health – has decided to continue boxing despite the impact it is having on his wife and family.
Speaking exclusively to Mail Sport, Tyson sympathized with Paris and said he would be a “nervous wreck” if she knowingly put herself in danger time and time again.
The Gypsy King said: “It must be horrible to know that your husband can be killed in a fight and you have six children, seven in a minute, to take care of all by yourself. That must be scary.
“If Paris got into something and I knew she could die at any moment, I’d be nervous. So it’s a pretty daunting task to look death right between the eyes every time you get on a boxing ring.
“But it’s something we do. I earn a lot of money. I get venture money and get paid well for it. We know the risk and that is what it is. No one wants me to box in my family anymore. I have too much to lose. But it’s something I like to do to keep the ball rolling.
Paris traveled the world to support her husband throughout his 13-year career
Paris was at ringside to watch Deontay Wilder knock out her husband (pictured above)
Tyson said Paris went back to her room, put on her makeup and cried for three hours.
Tyson – who was diagnosed with bipolar and ADHD as an adult – admitted he lost sight of his “purpose” after retiring from boxing following his victory over Dillian Whyte in April 2022.
Therefore, the Gypsy King returned to the ring to fight Derek ‘War’ Chisora and said he would continue to box until he couldn’t do it anymore during an episode of At Home with the Furys.
Paris accepted his decision even though he wanted him to take a step back to protect his mental and physical health. However, she still hopes that he will change his mind and choose to hang it up for good.
When asked if the plan remained the same, to fight until he couldn’t take it anymore, Tyson replied: “I don’t know, you know. It’s no secret that my mind changes like the wind or the weather, at least in the UK.
“One minute I’m here and the next minute I’m retired. Who knows. But one thing I do know is to enjoy it while you can, because there will never be another Tyson Fury. There never was one before me and there never will be one after me.
Paris was praised for her patience and willingness to support her husband in his darkest times after Netflix viewers witnessed her calming nature and unconditional love for Tyson, who she has been married to for 15 years.
It’s clear that Tyson’s love for her is just as strong. He recognizes the difficulty of living with someone who suffers from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, but he does his best to give his family the best life possible.
Tyson described boxing as his refuge, but highlighted the emotional roller coaster associated with fight training. He described it as a “long-term process” that boils down to being crowned winner or loser.
However, Paris has seen many highs alongside Tyson.
Tyson also spoke about the emotional roller coaster associated with preparing for a fight.
He is adamant that he can handle the emotional strain that comes with the territory, but said those who are “dragged into the deep waters” to deal with him cannot.
He told Mail Sport: “It’s a long-term process. By the time the fight comes, I will have done between 10 and 12 weeks of training for a single half-hour event.
“It’s a lot of preparation for something so small. A lot of emotion goes into preparing for a fight. The question of winning or losing is important. People don’t want to lose, they want to win. The world is watching. All the pressure is on.
“I guess for the other fighters it’s very nerve-wracking. Some people can handle it and some people can’t. Usually when I drag these people into the deep waters, into the big boxing, they drown. It’s like being dragged into the depths of the sea by a Kraken. It’s unfortunate for them.
Despite his mental health issues, Tyson is always on his A-game for press events. He is a vibrant character who fills the room with energy. People can’t help but smile in his presence.
When asked if it was a character he played or if being a bit of an artist came naturally to him, Tyson replied: “A bit of a fairground! I am those of Netflix Star #1.
The Gypsy King added: “Yes, it comes naturally to me being an artist. That’s what I do. I am an artist. I’m not an athlete, I’m not a boxer, I’m an artist.
Tyson plans to continue entertaining his fans in and out of the ring. He spoke to Mail Sport about his desire to star in a Hollywood film – saying it was something he was looking to tick off his bucket list.
Tyson also spoke about his plans to knock Cristiano Ronaldo off the top spot of the world’s richest athletes according to Forbes.
Speaking exclusively to Mail Sport, he said: “I want to be at the top of the Forbes list. I want to be the highest paid athlete in history. I want to make a Hollywood film.
‘I already did the Netflix series, I’ve done autobiographies, wrestling and everything else. So, a Hollywood movie and topping the Forbes list.
Tyson is no stranger to attention and looking to transition into Hollywood post-boxing
When asked what kind of movie he could see himself playing a role in, Tyson replied, “Any genre, except probably action or comedy.”
Tyson isn’t the only athlete in his family considering a move to Hollywood. His brother Tommy revealed that his dream was to get into films, particularly horror films, during an episode of At Home with the Furys.
The Love Island star said: “My dream now is to do boxing, to go as far as I can in that field. Then, I would like to get into cinema. I took my decision. But I think I will have an easier path because I don’t want to play seriously. I just want to make horror films.
Tyson responded to his brother by saying, “You’re a horror movie buff, aren’t you?” “, to which Tommy replied, “I’m just looking at them. »