In his first extensive interview since his TKO upset win over Deontay Wilder to capture the WBC Heavyweight title 10 days ago, new champ Tyson Fury spoke Wednesday morning about being a changed man and looking towards the third fight with Wilder, etc.
Appearing on Britain’s popular “This Morning” on ITV in England, Fury sat with his wife Paris and discussed not only the victory buy how he, his family and his team around him look to cope with his massive success that caused him problems 5 years ago:
Fury previously upset Undisputed Heavyweight Champ Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015, but then, by his own admission, unraveled in a world of partying and mental illness that caused him to stop training, balloon to nearly 400 lb. and basically give up the sport for nearly three years.
He reassured the hosts and television audience Wednesday that that will not happen this time,
“I’ve learned over the years to maintain the mental health problems, which is training on daily basis and eating healthy. And staying active, and keeping routine.”
The 31-year old put on an impressive show with his 7th round TKO over the previously unbeaten Wilder. Thus, Fury avenged the draw that the two fought to in December of 2018, which is the only blemish on Fury’s undefeated 31-0-1 professional record.
When the conversation turned to Wilder’s excuse-making, including that his costume and headgear having allegedly weighted him down and sapped his leg strength. Fury said,
“In every fighter’s mind, there’s always got to be a reason that they have lost. It can never be the simple fact of: I wasn’t good enough on the night….It’s always got to be ‘my camp was wrong. It was the trainer’s fault. It was me (sic) suit. It was me (sic) toe.’ It was always something that’s a problem.”
Then when asked about the mandatory third fight. Fury smiled and stated,
“You know. I beat him the first time. I beat him the second time and I will surely beat him the third time….The one thing I want to say about Deontay Wilder is that he is a very worthy opponent. He’s a very dangerous opponent. He has the power of 43 knockouts (it’s actually 41, but we get the point) ….and it’s always one punch away from disaster.”
And the new WBC champ reiterated once more Wednesday that he intends to fight only twice more in the contractually agreed to rematch with Wilder and then a potential Mega-fight with Unified Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua, potentially the end of this year.