The new heavyweight boxing champion is also an open believer in Christ.
After defeating Deontay Wilder last Saturday and getting the WBC heavyweight title back, Tyson Fury thank God for his victory.
“First and foremost, I want to say thank you to my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I said those who bring evil against me will not prosper. I said those who stand in the dark can never come into the light. All praise be to the one and only true God, Jesus Christ,” Fury said.
The successful 31-year-old boxer is undefeated with 30 victories. Most of them were by knockout (21). He has never lost a match.
Fury keeps the words “Jesus loves us all” in his Twitter biography; proving to his followers that he is a man of faith.
A fight against drugs and depression
Surprisingly, the victory Tyson won over the weekend comes after a strong fight against depression and an addiction to cocaine and alcohol.
After winning the titles of the IBF (International Boxing Federation), the WBA (World Boxing Association) and the WBO (World Boxing Organization) in 2015, Fury retired and left his field for approximately two and a half years.
“I woke up every day wishing I would not wake up any more,” the British boxer told BBC Sport in 2018.
Although the boxer “was rich, successful, young, healthy, had a family, fame, everything a man could dream of,” he still felt depressed, he said.
Fury began attending programs that helped him get out of where he was; he says it is living proof that “anyone can come back from the brink.”
“I am living proof anyone can come back from the brink. There is a lot of people out there suffering with mental health problems who think all their days will be grey, but life can improve again and you will start to enjoy the little things again,” Fury said.
— Sports Spectrum (@Sports_Spectrum) February 23, 2020
Source: Christian Headlines