Tyson Fury reveals the moment he knew he’d return to boxing

Tyson Fury’s comeback is undeniably one of the most inspiring stories in recent sporting history.

The Gypsy King’s struggles during his time away from the ring were well-documented and on more than one occasion, it didn’t seem like there would be a way back, at least not to the top level.

Fury’s journey back was completed at the beginning of this year, when he put on a boxing masterclass to win his rematch with Deontay Wilder, widely regarded as one of the most dangerous fighters the sport has seen.

Speaking to TalkSport, the two-time heavyweight world champion has shed light on the exact moment he knew he would make his return to the ring.

“I was out Halloween night 2017, I was dressed in a big glow-in-the-dark skeleton suit, a 28-stone one.

“I was embarrassed of the way I looked. I was drinking this beer through my mask, I had this moment, an epiphany, a moment of sanity. I looked round me and all I could see was young people going to university and starting their lives off.”

“I thought to myself, you know what, I’ve been a world heavyweight champion, I’m in the middle of my career, these are all starting their careers, what am I doing here? I need to get back, I need to get back fit again.

“That little moment, I had a moment of sanity. I left the bar, went home, went upstairs, I remember being on my knees in the bedroom, on my knees praying to god for help. I didn’t know what to do, I was crying my eyes out.

“For the first time in two years, I really knew I was going to make a comeback

“I got up the next morning, put my sweatsuit on and started training, and I haven’t stopped training from that day to now.”

While we’re yet to lean who Fury will face-off with next, Eddie Hearn has suggested the anticipated showdown between him and Anthony Joshua is on the cards for next year.

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