In more excerpts from his hard-hitting interview with Rolling Stone magazine, Tyson Fury has labelled boxing corrupt and accused the journalists who write about him of being against the Travelling community.
Fury, 28, gave a one-on-one to Stayton Bonner on Tuesday, what the fighter says will be his last dealing with the press, and didn’t hold back in blaming the sport for his current depressive state.
“They can’t do anymore than what they’ve done to me. And I’ll tell you this. I love winding them up as well. Boxing, I would say, is the most corrupt organization in the whole of sports. My face didn’t fit. I don’t belong in boxing, people like me. They only want people that they can tell what to do and wind the key in the back. Robots,” Fury told Rolling Stone.
“Right from the beginning I’ve got a personal life everyone wants to bring into the public. What I say I stand by. I don’t care. If I believe what I believe then I’m going to say it. I’ve been persecuted for standing up for Christ. It’s been a hell of a journey. But you know what I wouldn’t change a thing because I’ve stood up for the Lord, I’ve got me views across.”
On the racism Fury faces due to his background, the WBA, WBO and IBO champion added: “You don’t have to take my word for it. Just go on my Twitter page and have a look. Scroll down for the last few months.
“(Also) Go online and read the articles.So-called British journalists. Read what they’ve got to say. No one can say a good thing. Whatever I do. If I won over 30 fights and knocked out everybody it would be no good. If it was the best math teacher in the world, it would be no good. If I was the United States president I’d be no good. I can’t do nothing in my life that’s any good to the general people because I’ll never be accepted for who I am and what I am. You could go and ask 100 people about Travelers and they’ve all got nothing good to say about them. I don’t know where it comes from. I do not know where it comes from.”
Asked about his mental state and whether he finds comfort being with his three children, Fury said: “Of course. You gotta feel better cause you look at pure innocence and feel good. They don’t know what’s going on. It’s not their fault. Listen if I never had kids, I wouldn’t be alive today, that’s the truth.
“It does make me feel better. I’ve got to try to get me family back on track, get me wife back, you know. I’ve got to start doing things and manning up a bit, because there are a lot people out there, a lot worse off than me in life, and no matter how depressed I get, I’ve got three beautiful children here, and they’ve got a life and what would they do without a father?”