World Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury: ‘I’ve Done Lots of Cocaine’

From 2016:  “I’m a manic depressive. I just hope someone kills me before I kill myself,” World Heavyweight champ Tyson Fury says in early 2016. For four months, Tyson Fury was snorting cocaine, drinking daily and getting “fat as a pig” – but the reigning world heavyweight champion said this is no reason to strip him of his titles. “I’m going through a lot of personal demons, trying to shake them off,” he said, adding he has been sober for three days. “This has got nothing to do with my fighting – what I’m going through right now is my personal life,” Together AZ newsletter reports.

Ever since defeating nine-year champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany, last November 2015, Fury, 28, has seemingly self-engineered one of the greatest collapses in modern sports history. Within weeks, his sexist and homophobic remarks led to a petition to remove his name from the BBC’s Sports Personality of the Year. Then he was stripped of his IBF title after it became known he had signed a separate agreement with Klitschko for a rematch. There were the postponements of said rematch, Fury at one point claiming he couldn’t make a press conference because his car broke down, and arriving at another with five cheerleaders in tow –  a departure from his getup a year before, when he showed up in full Batman costume. (Addiction News Circa 2016)

Quite a courageous and inspirational story considering he just knocked out Deontay Wilder and is now clean and sober for over four years. He entered a drug rehab facility to start his journey in recovery and sobriety.

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