The world heavyweight champion casts more doubt on his boxing career amid latest announcement to retire, Rolling Stone.
Tyson Fury has admitted taking cocaine as he battles bipolar disorder in an interview with Rolling Stone magazine on Tuesday.
Fury admitted in a rare interview that he had taken the drug ďin the last few monthsĒ and raised questions about whether he would even live to the end of the year.
The 28-year-old world heavyweight champion claimed mental health issues came after what he called a ďwitch-huntĒ against him following his victory against Wladimir Klitschko in November last year.
He shared with magazine: ďItís been a witch-hunt ever since I won that world title,Ē he said. Ever since I got a bit of fame for doing good thereís been a witch-hunt on me because of my background, because of who I am and what I do, thereís hatred for travellers and gypsies around the world. Especially in the United Kingdom.
ďEspecially with the British Boxing Board of Control and some of the sanctioning bodies of the world titles. From then on, theyíve tried to get me chucked out of boxing because they cannot tame me, they cannot hire me, Iím not for sale, no one can turn a key in my back, no one can do nothing to stop me. So now theyíre saying I took some cocaine and whatever.Ē
ď Am I not allowed to have a life now as well? Do they want to take my personal life off me, too? Iíve not been in a gym for months. Iíve not been training. Iíve been going through depression. I just donít want to live any more, if you know what Iím saying. Iíve had total enough of it. Theyíve forced me to the breaking edge. Never mind cocaine. I just didnít care. I donít want to live any more. So cocaine is a little minor thing compared to not wanting to live any more.
ďI hope I die every day. And thatís a bad thing to say when Iíve got three children and a lovely wife, isnít it? But I donít want to live any more. And if I could take me own life Ė and I wasnít a Christian Ė Iíd take it in a second. I just hope someone kills me before I kill me self. Iíll have to spend eternity in hell.Ē
ďTo be honest, yes. Iíve not been in the gym for months. Iíve been awol. Iíve been out drinking, anything to get me mind off whatís been going on to me. You wouldnít understand it if I told you. Itís so corrupt. And the real people inside of boxing know whatís going on. They know it.
ďI donít see a way out, I donít even see a way of living for me, I donít want to live any more. It has brought me to the brink of death, thatís where Iím at at the moment.
ďIt is crazy, thatís whatís going on, but listen, I donít really care. Theyíve won. Theyíve got what they wanted. Thatís it. Iím as fat as pig. Iím 285 pounds, 290 pounds. It is what it is. Iíve been out. Iíve been an emotional wreck.Ē