• Tyson Fury is one of the biggest names in the world of boxing

  • Fury shocked the world when defeating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015

  • Not afraid to speak his mind, Tyson Fury quotes have sparked controversy in the past

One of the most controversial figures in sport, Tyson Fury has been a dominant star in the world of boxing for the best part of a decade.

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Boxing betting fans will recall that victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015 as one of the best underdog performances in the history of the sport.

Nobody has questioned Tyson Fury’s boxing ability but his mouth has landed him in hot water on more than one occasion over the years.

However, the best Tyson Fury quotes relate to his recent battle with mental health and the self-belief that he is the best heavyweight boxer on the planet.

While some boxers prefer to keep schtum in the media, Tyson Fury quotes often have journalists and boxing fans on the edge of their seat.

Without further ado, it’s time to look at some of the biggest Tyson Fury comments – from outrageous press conference quotes to explosive interview rants.

Best Tyson Fury Quotes:

  1. “Mental health has got to be the biggest battle I’ve ever fought with, more than any opponent.”

  2. “The past is in the past. What happened yesterday is history. I look forward to the future on daily basis.”

  3. “I pray for forgiveness, for help and guidance, to be a better person, for the health of my family, for the world to be a better place.”

  4. “If enough people talk about mental health, then it’s gonna raise more and more awareness and soon or later this crisis will have to be addressed properly.”

  5. “People really don’t understand about mental health problems unless you’ve been through it. Looking from the outside in, people say well, that’s an idiot. He’s got everything going for him and he’s still not happy. If I knew what it was, then I’d have fixed it straight away.”

  6. “Whatever is conventional, I am the opposite. So if you want to walk in a straight line, I am going to walk in zig zags. If you want to throw a 1-2, I’ll throw a 2-1.”

  7. “Racism is a sign of ignorance, in my opinion. It is people who haven’t been anywhere, haven’t seen the world.”

  8. “I had everything but it didn’t mean anything. I wanted to die on a daily basis. So material goods are only good for when things are going right in your life.”

  9. “If anyone wants to abuse other people for whatever colour, race or creed they are, then it’s just stupidness, isn’t it?”

  10. “People can say what they want about me. But I’ve got a big heart and will keep going.”

  11. “Sometimes emotions can win fights. Sometimes letting your feelings out in a fight can win you the fight. When it means the world to you, it’s not just a sports contest – a boxing match for money or belts.”

  12. “You can have everything in life and feel like crap on a daily basis because no one can see inside the mind.”

  13. “Every time I stray away from the Lord’s word, I find emptiness and darkness.”

  14. “Foolish people follow the system, get caught up in media news, what the government wants you to believe and all the higher powers want you to believe and go down the same path as all the sheep in the cattle market.”

  15. “I’ve been as low as anybody can go and as high as anyone can go, and you can always overcome these problems that one may have.”

  16. “It won’t be a great day every day. I used to wake up and think, why did I not die in the sleep last night. But there will be rose-coloured sunshine days again. Maybe not today or tomorrow, but seek medical advice and it will get better, I promise you this.”

  17. “At the end of the day, we’re all brothers and sisters in God. What people do is none of my business.”

  18. “I can sit here as a man who has experienced the highest highs and the lowest lows, and I know exactly what you’re going through. But my message to you today is, help is around the corner.”

  19. “I’m not even scared of the devil. If the devil confronted me, I’d confront him as well.”

  20. “Nothing can make depression go away except medical advice and seeking medical help basically.”

  21. “If mental health can bring somebody as big and as strong as me to my knees, then it can bring anybody to the knees.”

  22. “You can take a man out of Ireland, but you can’t take the Irishness out of the man.”

  23. “I fight for those people: all the oppressed, depressed, alcoholics, drug addicts. I fight to give them hope every day so they can wake up in the morning and know there’s somebody out there fighting for us.”

  24. “What do I see when I look in the mirror? One handsome man. No, I see the same person I have seen for the last 27 years: the person I believed I could be when I was a child, the person I have inspired and dreamed to be all my life, and that’s the person I have seen, from being that big to as big as the roof – the same guy.”

  25. “All I care about is providing and living every day. I don’t care about world titles, being a legend, or being a hero.”

  26. “How many people have different opinions in this world? Every different person has a different opinion of what that bottle really is or what colour it is. If I say that bottle is clear, there will be someone out there telling me that bottle is green or blue.”

  27. “I’m a fighting man, a fighting man with generations of fighting men before me in my family. That’s all we do: we fight.”

  28. “If I can show the world that you can come back from it (depression), and get back in shape and to the top, then anybody can do it.”

  29. “To come back from the brink of no return to get back to the top of the world, that is gonna be a statement for mental health itself.”

  30. “For me, it’s about being a star, being a superstar, and not just winning a world title but becoming the best-ever British fighter this country has ever had. That is what I am, and that’s what I intend to do.”

*Credit for the main photo belongs to Richard Vogel / AP Photo*


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