Tyson Fury: Five things we learned about ‘The Gypsy King’

A father’s guiding hand, a wife’s endless support and habitual trips to the rubbish tip have helped Tyson Fury reclaim his place back at the top of the boxing mountain.

The 31-year-old British heavyweight ripped the WBC world heavyweight title from Deontay Wilder on 22 February in the latest twist since his comeback to the sport following 30 months on the sidelines battling a litany of personal problems.

An all-access documentary filmed by ITV has charted some of the 20 months since Fury returned to the ring and embarked on his world-title crusade.

Here are five things ‘The Gypsy King’ captured.

Tyson Fury: Five things we learned about 'The Gypsy King'

Dad’s the word

Fury’s decision to split from Ben Davison two months before his February rematch with Wilder raised eyebrows. Many pointed to criticism of trainer Davison by Fury’s father John as the catalyst.

The fear of a quiet day

Fury’s life since his return to boxing has been chaotic.

He has had six fights in 20 months, made an appearance in WWE, released a book, embarked on a speaking tour and been part of ITV’s popular documentary.

‘Paris is owed everything’

“I created the monster,” said Fury’s wife Paris as she described encouraging him to come out of his shell during his teenage years.

No bad blood and a Davison return?

Rarely in boxing do splits between fighters, trainers, promoters or anyone for that matter end nicely.

Tyson Fury: Five things we learned about 'The Gypsy King'

This time it’s different.

Drugs, alcohol, binge eating, a UK Anti-Doping case, depression, panic attacks and controversial public comments became part of Fury’s life after he first became a world champion in 2015.

Source: BBC Sport

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