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Tyson Fury expects to grow as a person during lockdown: ‘It has awoken me’

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“I think I’ll come back a different person and I think I’ll have a different mindset.”

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury II - MGM Grand Photo by Bradley Collyer/PA Images via Getty Images

WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has made no secret of his ongoing battle with mental health, and ‘The Gypsy King’ believes the coronavirus pandemic is an opportunity for him to grow even more as a person.

Speaking to talkSPORT in a recent interview, the British heavyweight said the worldwide pandemic has awoken him to the reality that family is the most important thing in life and believes he will return to the boxing ring as a different person with a completely different mindset.

“You can take positives out of every negative, and the positive I can take out of this one is that I get to spend a lot more time with my family,” Fury said.

”People are really realising now what’s important in life. Sometimes we get lost in the ride of life, thinking about our ambitions and everything - and we forget about the really important things - families, friends, loved-ones, health.”

“It has awoken me because I was one of those people who fell victim to that, always chasing stuff and always wanting to do big things, I was never happy sitting at home and I wanted to go out and be active.

”In the couple of weeks I’ve been locked down I’ve had time to focus on the things that really matter in my life. I think I’ll come back a different person and I think I’ll have a different mindset.”

Fury last fought fought earlier this year against heavyhitting knockout artist Deontay Wilder, TKO’ing ‘The Bronze Bomber’ in the seventh round to capture the WBC, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles.