Two sides to Tyson Fury

That being said, life is all about boxing. From darkness to light, in the middle of everything.

Fewer fighters than “retired” British heavyweight Tyson Fury embodied it. I keep reversing the word “retired” because I, along with everyone else who is also interested in boxing, speculated that he would probably return for the winner of the Anthony Joshua-Alexander Usik rematch.

But the unlikely fact that he has really done, I think, is a test sequence of his career, inheriting his ring with a special focus in and out.

In the ring it is unequivocal to me that he is the best heavyweight in the world and the best British heavyweight since Linux Lewis.

There is nothing wrong with his record, though I would argue that his only truly great wins are his two wins against 39-year-old Vladimir Klitschko and Dionte Wilder – a flawed but strong fighter.

The measure of her in-ring greatness is less about the names of her biographies and more about the way she has changed her style. He’s a rare warrior who’s a jack of all trades and a master of both – thinks Brian Cranston Malcolm in the middle And then Breaking bad.

He started his career as the rarest animal – a feather fist heavyweight. He slapped his shot and supernaturally moved quickly for a big man, showing impressive avoidance of both his legs and head for a man of his size.

However, early in his career he was rarely in a classic fight before the first Wilder Bout. The first Wilder fight with the little-known Otto Wallin appeared as an inspiration for a dramatic change in style, in addition to life and death.

Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury (Photo by John McCoy / Getty Images)

He moved away from his longtime trainer Ben Davison and to Sugarhill Steward, a disciple and nephew of Emanuel Steward, the greatest trainer of power punchers in history. Under Steward’s stewardship, Fury became, in his words, ‘an 18-wheeler’. He used his huge 6-foot-9-inch frame per kilogram and moved aggressively, leaning on opponents effectively using that weight and saving energy from their legs.

For the first time he sat on his fist but was still defensively good enough not to hit too badly in the process, especially when he was sitting in his pocket leaning towards his opponent.

This change, in my view, has put Fury in those conversations with the greatest heavyweights of all time. He looks extremely tough to beat and if he comes out of “retirement” to consolidate the heavyweight division, I would pick him up with relative ease against Yusik and Joshua.

I also note that WBC originally said he could retire for a year before they consider removing his belt. Knowing boxing, he will probably fight Usik-Joshua winner in 18 months and not for unification.

Cursed be my well-earned criticism of the game of boxing, the greatness of the Fury Ring is clear. Outside the true light and dark ring of fury.

To begin with, we must acknowledge that Fury is an outstanding advocate for mental health awareness. Her openness to her struggles with addiction and depression is remarkable, especially from a boxer from the regular marginal traveling community.

While he was the focus of most attention, Fury was his most effective as a spokesman for mental health.

His first fight with Wilder was, up to that point, his biggest. He was relatively unknown when he outplayed Klitschko in one of the least compelling heavyweight title matchups I can remember. After that victory, he became emotionally disturbed. This spiral, common to see in the case of his huge weight gain, his return was an extraordinary moment for many who saw his return as inspiring.

Tyson Fury and Deonte Wilder exchanged punches.

Tyson Fury and Dionette Wilder exchange punches during their WBC Heavyweight Championship title fight. (Photo by Al Bello / Getty Images)

In combat, Fury was impressive in his movements, even though he was in his slap in shot mode. The most memorable moment, however, was when he climbed from the right hand of Wilder in the 12th and final round of an atomic Dionate which seemed to have knocked him out. The way he hit the ring looked like another knockout in Wilder’s growing highlight relay. After rising from the canvas, he clearly won the rest of the round and had remarkably clear eyes.

After the fight, he spoke passionately about how he wanted to be a spokesperson for those with mental health problems. He dedicated the fight to those people. After the fight, he pleaded with someone with a mental health problem that if he could come back, anyone could.

This is a wonderful story and I do not regret its effective monetization and sales of its story. It’s a story that should be there and well-known.

Beyond that, Fury is a character of the highest order. Probably the best speaker after Mohammad Ali in heavyweight decision, Fury is an objective funny man. He is intelligent at a time when fighters regularly adopt racial stereotypes when selling fights.

He is also a showman who has become an element of legend at this moment by walking out in the ring. For Wilder II, he was crowned, disguised as king. For Wilder III, he came out as a Spartan full of helmets. For her Las Vegas debut, she drew attention from the Apollo Creed, wearing All-American shorts and a top hat, listening through the ‘Living in America’ speaker.

Fury is a suicidal comedian who knocks out his living people. A fat man, in his own words, one of the most influential athletes in the world. These are rare sentences, yet all of them are true of Tyson Fury. What a diverse personality he is about people. He allows us to judge not only his health problems, but the whole person.

Even her living conditions are unusual and speak to Fury’s inability to keep her in a box. She wears regular Versace dresses and expensive clothes and usually jokes about her Rolls Royce. And yet, he led a quiet life in the Gulf of Morecambe.

He runs a second-hand Pajero, according to him, and he took pictures of himself on Instagram, taking out his deans, often talking about how he doesn’t need servants. He is just a man who has lived a good life, and does not want to be broken at all costs. He says all he needs is a humble life full of family and fighting.

These contrasts make him an impressive figure and an icon in the modern sports landscape.

But the darkness is just as compelling.

Before the fight for Dillian White, you often see Tyson Fury walking into the ring and celebrating victory after a shirt and hat with the ‘MTK Global’ logo. He was the most famous face of a company that came out of nowhere to be named by one of the most famous athletes in the world.

When Fury announced his fight with Anthony Joshua on his Instagram, finally eliminated by a successful Dionette Wilder arbitrator, he thanked ‘Dan’ on multiple occasions. He asserted that his confession had been obtained through torture and that his confession had been obtained through torture.

Tyson Fury is conceptually promoted by Frank Warren and Queensberry in the UK and promoted by Bob Comfort and Top Rank in the US.

Daniel Kinahan “advised” him.

One of the major problems in boxing is that if you do not nominate yourself as a manager or promoter (or with many thanks to the double-killer Don King for blurring that line) there is no barrier to entry – if there is one barrier to entry. As a result, bad statistics of all kinds can enter the lives of fighters.

Kinahan is such a disgusting personality.

To understand who Daniel Kinahan is, only an anecdote is needed. On February 5, 2016, there was a wait-in for the WBO European Lightweight title competition between Jamie Kavanagh and Antonio Joao Bento in Dublin. Kinahan was Kavanagh’s adviser.

The bullets sounded heavy. It was an organized criminal attack that killed David Byrne, a lieutenant in Daniel Kinnahan’s criminal family. The match has been canceled.

It was originally intended to kill Kinahan but he understood the plan and was not present at the weight. It was the revenge of one of the 18 murders tried during the extraordinary bloody Hutch-Kinhan Gangland War.

Currently, Kinahan lives in Dubai – barred from entering the United States or the United Kingdom because his DEA and FBI lists “narco-terrorists” – commonly known as the Kinahan cartel. He is one of the biggest drug dealers in the world, and one of the most coveted men in the world.

The United States has treated Vladimir Putin in a similar manner to him and his associates, imposing sanctions on Kinnahan and his associates in order to seize his assets and impose significant financial pressure on him.

He is one of Tyson Fury’s top advisers and perhaps the most powerful man in the boxing world.

How do we reconcile this for Fury? He legitimized Kinahan in such a way that WBC presidents Bob Aram, Frank Warren and Eddie Horn each praised Kinnahan for dealing directly with him and in some cases one of the world’s most notorious criminals.

Beyond that, how many drug-induced frustrations has Kinhan brought to the world? How can we believe when Tyson Fury puts a line in the pockets of global drug dealers?

Shady figures boxing is not new. Al Heyman is one of the most powerful men in the sport and Floyd Mayweather promoted his showtime years. There are two pictures of him on the internet.

That means nothing can be said about Don King, a convicted murderer who ran boxing for two decades between the 70s and 90s.

And these examples are from the last 50 years. If you go further back, you will see that for most of the 20th century boxing was largely driven by organized crime.

But in the case of Fury, things are different. He promotes health and restraint. He should be held to a higher standard in these matters.

How can we trust his moderation? After the first Wilder fight, he often talked about how calm he was now, living a quiet life, working twice a day, and simply living a routine that left no time to be brave. But that changed after Wilder II where he said he was going to go out and drink extra and laughed about it. After Wilder III, videos of Fury drinking and partying came out.

Just last week a video of Fury was released in France, apparently in a drunken state, trying to get into a taxi. The taxi leaves, probably seeing the Fury in its condition and refusing the fare, and a kick out of the Fury cab.

I don’t congratulate him on these things, and it is not unexpected for recovery people to simply quit drugs but continue to drink alcohol. Anthony Borden, another tortured soul, did the same thing and seemed to be in control of his addiction. But again, with Fury, it’s different.

He is a preacher of peace, yet he is not calm.

The ultimate element of darkness that exists for Fury is associated with his zealous religious beliefs. He said the religion led him to live that humble life in the Gulf of Morekambe. It now puts him on the simple narrow, not as straight or narrow as it appears in reality, and gives him generously to charity.

This has led him to take some detrimental positions on homosexuality and other LGBTQs. He publicly compared homosexuality to pedophilia and condemned abortion relatively regularly, at least before his return. These positions are also not consistent with his significant voice in mental health.

He shows a great deal of empathy for people with regular mental health problems, not only if those mental health problems are the result of sexual abuse and trauma.

A man full of anger and conflict.

The light of the fury is as bright as the world of sports, but as black as the bump of a dark spade.

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