Tyson Fury: “Nobody believed I could beat Wilder”
Tyson Fury recently admits that nobody believed he was capable of defeating WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder last December at Staples Center in Los Angeles.
Fury, the British professional boxer claims that even his own trainer Ben Davison felt the contest was too big of an ask.
It was only Fury’s third fight, after returning to the ring in June 2018 after being inactive since November 2018 due to overweight.
Fury, the Gypsy King defied all odds by edging Wilder with his cautious defensive boxing. He survived two knockdowns, and lasted the entire distance – going to a controversial twelve round split draw.
A rematch is to take place around February of 2020.
Wilder must overcome his upcoming rematch with Luis Ortiz, which takes place next Saturday at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas before he can face Fury again..
Tyson Fury says his entire team including his Father was expecting him to get beaten.
Tyson Fury’s interview with TalkSport
“I was fat as a pig and I’d just come off a two-and-a-half year layoff and lost ten stone, had suicidal thoughts”. Fury told Talk Sport.
“I never doubt myself but the people who always believed in me my whole career, they all doubted me. Every single one of them including my dad, my brothers, my wife, everybody.
“I don’t even believe me own trainer thought I was gonna win that fight. My dad didn’t speak to me for five weeks in training camp. He would not talk to me because he was dead certain I was getting knocked spark out. And he said, ‘No matter what you’re getting paid, it ain’t worth it to be in a wheelchair, son.’”
Tyson Fury also admits that his devotion for boxing has not wavered. However, He claims to be fully focusing and training for the rematch against Deontay Wilder in February.