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WATCH: Tyson Fury opens up about addiction, family, retirement, death


TYSON FURY RESPECTS that he has placed himself in near-isolation in preparation for Saturday’s WBC world heavyweight title defense against Derek Chisora ​​at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

The Gypsy king had fun in Morecambe ahead of his third trade with his former London rival and insisted that boxing has always been his priority and centerpiece since he started training in earnest. full.

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Important projects have been completed or paused so he can focus fully on what will be his third defense of his WBC belt. The third edition, a hopeful hit single and filming on Netflix were set aside for the trained focus only on the day-to-day work.

Tyson reports, “I finished the book before starting training camp, that’s it. “I recorded the single before I started training and I just did remote interviews here and there about these projects.

“I chose Netflix for the entire fight camp so I could focus on my opponent. There is nothing more I can do physically, mentally and emotionally to win this war. At the time of the match, I will have completed 9 weeks of training, 9 weeks of isolation from my family.

“SugarHill has been here and will be here for six or seven weeks before the game, I’ve had my dietitian here for nine weeks and I’ve been alone in Morecambe Bay.

“I can’t do more than that.

“I am isolated from my family, keeping my distance from them and just living like a warrior. When I was in the camp, I was in Spartan mode and I couldn’t be with my family. I have to have this fighting attitude to win these battles, the big battles.

“You can fight six-rounders or low-level opponents in eighth rounds and such and you can fight them anywhere. When you’re fighting 12 rounds for the world heavyweight title and things are on the line, you have to take it very, very seriously.”

Tyson went on to explain on YouTube channel Queensberry how his relationship with Fighting Games is now harmoniously bringing him peace of mind along with glorious heights.

“My relationship with boxing? I’m in a very good place with boxing at the moment. I’m back, I’m hungry, I’m working, I’m brooding. George Foreman has long said, along with several other boxers, that it’s hard to run down the street at five o’clock in the morning when you’re wearing Versace sandals and silk pajamas.

“I don’t see that. My attitude is that it will be easier for me to know that I am financially secure and have done all that needs to be done. Now this is more of a hobby than a business or sport. This is my hobby and what I love to do.

“I’ve loved boxing for a long time since I was a boy and now I’m 34 years old, probably going to end my career in a few years. It’s a love-hate relationship and it’s toxic at times, but when it’s good, it’s good.

“So we’re in that relationship and I’m not just giving up on everything. I try to make things work and that’s where we are at the moment. I wanted to leave many times but it always pulled me back. It’s like a big and addictive drug.

“I know it’s an addiction and I’m an addict. It’s not my best friend, it’s an addiction. It’s abusive because, when I go to this gym, it abuses my body, mind and soul, but then I feel it takes me to a state of ecstasy. The rush is unbelievable and it gives me the highest ever, but it also gives me the lowest.

“Boxing is more addictive than any drug. When. Because you can’t give it up.”

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BT Sport Box Office will stream Tyson Fury v Derek Chisora ​​live on Saturday, December 3. The live broadcast starts at 7pm, with the prowls taking place at 9pm. Learn more at bt.com/sportboxoffice.

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