Tyson Fury’s father reveals that he could tell that son had mental health problems when he was only 10 YEARS OLD
“He had major mood swings”: Tyson Fury’s father reveals that he could tell that his son had mental health problems when he was only 10 YEARS OLD … before admitting that a “fat, fat” child never looked like he was a boxer would be
- Tyson Fury’s father John spoke about the mental health of his son as a child
- Fury junior is getting ready for his tough rematch with Deontay Wilder
- The couple are fighting on February 22 after their epic draw in December 2018
Tyson Fury’s mental health fights are well documented, but his father believes they started when his son was only 10 years old.
Fury’s second spell in boxing continues on February 22 when he faces WBC heavyweight world champion Deontay Wilder in a rematch of their epic draw in December 2018.
The 31-year-old had an almost three-year break from the ring when those problems re-emerged after his brilliant win over Wladimir Klitchsko to win the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO in November 2015.
Tyson Fury’s father says he started noticing his son’s mental health problems when he was 10
John Fury spoke on Thursday about his son in ITV’s Good IT Britain show
Fury snr, who holds Tyson like a child, has revealed that mental health battles are in the family
Fury has overcome alcohol and cocaine addictions and has since lost weight to turn his fortune.
And speaking of his son, John Fury has revealed that mental health fights are in the family.
“I noticed he would be happy in 10, 11, 12 minutes, and he would be sad,” he said ITV’s Good Morning Britain. “He had major mood swings.
“I’ve lived with it my whole life, but I always find something to keep me busy. My father had major problems with his mental health, he received medication all his life. “
Starting in next weekend’s game with Wilder at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Fury has yet to taste the defeat – he has won 29 of his previous 30 fights and has drawn the other against the American.
Fury junior is preparing for his delightful rematch with Deontay Wilder on February 22
Fury and Wilder fought a fascinating draw during their first heavyweight fight in 2018
But despite the fact that the ‘Gypsy King’ is currently one of the best heavyweights, his father has revealed that it took him a while to become interested in sport as a child.
“In the early years, he was a poor kid who didn’t show much interest in boxing,” he said.
‘I always wore my gloves and fiddled with the children, but he was too heavy, chubby, shy, he was an inner kind of baby.
“But when he was eight, nine or ten, I realized he wanted to do it passionately.”
Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King will be broadcast on ITV1 on Thursday, February 13 at 9 p.m.