Tyson Fury has revealed his family’s reaction to his retirement after he spent ten weeks away from the boxing ring. The WBC heavyweight champion gave ITV viewers an insight into his life after boxing, where he admitted the struggles that came after a while away from camp.
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On Friday the heavyweight boxer told Good Morning Britain hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway how he plans to return to the sport which made him a global star.
The six-foot-nine giant replied: “I think as a family it was great stuff for ten weeks. Everyone was really happy.
Tyson explained how his wife Paris cannot wait for him to get back into the boxing ring.
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“I was doing all the school runs, dog walks, the rubbish. All that sort of stuff. All the home jobs that need doing.
“But then it just gets like, ‘Well, when’s dad going to go back to work again? Is he just going to stay here and do nothing forever?’”
He explained his wife’s humorous reaction, remarking: “I think they were glad to get rid of me, to be fair.
“I got a little bit grumpy and a little bit agitated towards the end of my retirement and I thought, do you know what, I’ve got to get back to work.”
Fury has over the years become an advocate for discussing mental health after he famously overcame his own battles to return to the ring in 2018.
He reflected on the effect being away from sports has on him and fellow professionals, adding: “The interesting factor is when you’ve done something for so long and you’re so accustomed to a routine and all of a sudden that’s taken away from you.
“What does the individual do with their life anymore?
“I find this with a lot of sports stars. They train their whole life at whatever it is, from a little kid to an adult, and all of a sudden that’s not there anymore.”
The outspoken sports star will next compete on December 3 against Derek Chisora.
His days in retirement are set to be documented in a new documentary for streaming giants Netflix.
At Home with the Furys will highlight his time away from boxing and give fans a peek into the lifestyle he adopted during that time.
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Fury’s father and trainer John is also set for a leading role in the candid reality series.
The self-proclaimed Gypsy King also had a £1 million bet with Piers Morgan that he wouldn’t return to the ring.
He tweeted after coming out of retirement: “He said If I fight again, Piers Morgan is going to get paid in pound coins!