The world heavyweight champion casts more doubt on his boxing career amid latest announcement to retire, Rolling Stone.
Tyson Fury has admitted taking cocaine as he battles bipolar disorder in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday.
Fury admitted in a rare interview that he had taken the drug “in the last few months” and raised questions about whether he would even live to the end of the year.
The 28-year-old world heavyweight champion claimed mental health issues came after what he called a “witch-hunt” against him following his victory against Wladimir Klitschko in November last year.
He shared with magazine: “It’s been a witch-hunt ever since I won that world title,” he said. Ever since I got a bit of fame for doing good there’s been a witch-hunt on me because of my background, because of who I am and what I do, there’s hatred for travellers and gypsies around the world. Especially in the United Kingdom.
“Especially with the British Boxing Board of Control and some of the sanctioning bodies of the world titles. From then on, they’ve tried to get me chucked out of boxing because they cannot tame me, they cannot hire me, I’m not for sale, no one can turn a key in my back, no one can do nothing to stop me. So now they’re saying I took some cocaine and whatever.”
“ Am I not allowed to have a life now as well? Do they want to take my personal life off me, too? I’ve not been in a gym for months. I’ve not been training. I’ve been going through depression. I just don’t want to live any more, if you know what I’m saying. I’ve had total enough of it. They’ve forced me to the breaking edge. Never mind cocaine. I just didn’t care. I don’t want to live any more. So cocaine is a little minor thing compared to not wanting to live any more.
“I hope I die every day. And that’s a bad thing to say when I’ve got three children and a lovely wife, isn’t it? But I don’t want to live any more. And if I could take me own life – and I wasn’t a Christian – I’d take it in a second. I just hope someone kills me before I kill me self. I’ll have to spend eternity in hell.”
“To be honest, yes. I’ve not been in the gym for months. I’ve been awol. I’ve been out drinking, anything to get me mind off what’s been going on to me. You wouldn’t understand it if I told you. It’s so corrupt. And the real people inside of boxing know what’s going on. They know it.
“I don’t see a way out, I don’t even see a way of living for me, I don’t want to live any more. It has brought me to the brink of death, that’s where I’m at at the moment.
“It is crazy, that’s what’s going on, but listen, I don’t really care. They’ve won. They’ve got what they wanted. That’s it. I’m as fat as pig. I’m 285 pounds, 290 pounds. It is what it is. I’ve been out. I’ve been an emotional wreck.”