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Tyson Fury Has Message For Those Suffering With Mental Health Problems

Tyson Fury Has Message For Those Suffering With Mental Health Problems

Though he controversially drew with Deontay Wilder in their WBC world heavyweight title fight on Saturday night, Tyson Fury was still a figure of positivity.

Fury dominated the fight against the American titleholder. Though, he was on the wrong end of both knockdowns in the fight. Still, it appeared he had done enough to claim the belt but the bout was scored 115-111 to Wilder, 114-112 to Fury and 113-113 as it ended a split draw.

That Fury had been so competitive is remarkable considering the spiral of drinking and drug use into which he fell following his win against Wladimir Klitschko three years ago.

"It's an iconic comeback, isn't it? Two-and-a-half years out of the ring, ten stone ballooned, mental health problems," Fury told BT Sport about the issues which he had.

I just showed the world tonight and everyone suffering with mental health [problems] that you can come back and it can be done.

Everybody out there who has the same problems I've been suffering with, I did that for you guys.

You know the truth, everybody knows who won that fight. If I can come back from where I've come from then you can do it too.

Get up, get over it and let's do it. Seek help and let's do it together as a team.

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There was a remarkable scene during Fury's post-fight press conference as he, and others, broke out into an impromptu sing-song.

Watch: Fury Rises From Dead In 12th As Wilder Fight Somehow Ends In Draw

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