Fury opens up on wife Paris's struggles knowing he could be 'killed'

Tyson Fury opens up on wife Paris’s struggles knowing he could be ‘killed in the ring’, the ‘pressure’ of fight night… and his plans to become a Hollywood star

  • Tyson Fury says he has to look death between the eyes every time he boxes
  • Fury says he can’t make up his mind over whether he wants to retire or not
  • The Gypsy King is returning to the ring on October 28 to face Francis Ngannou

Tyson Fury admits he’s not surprised his wife cries whenever he takes to the boxing ring as he looks death right between the eyes every time.

The Gypsy King – who is 13 years and 11 months into his professional boxing career – has fought 34 times with 33 wins, no losses, and one draw. But that isn’t enough.

The 35-year-old tried to walk away from the sport in 2022 but returned to the ring after suffering with his mental health. 

Now, he’s heading to Saudi Arabia to take on Francis Ngannou in one of the biggest crossover bouts in history.

Paris’s feelings towards Tyson and his boxing career were well documented on their Netflix show, At Home with the Furys. 

Tyson Fury says he’s not surprised his wife Paris cries whenever he takes to the boxing ring

Fury says looking death between the eyes when climbing into a boxing ring is daunting

Tyson and Paris have six kids and are expecting their seventh child in the coming weeks

The 33-year-old housewife spoke about how she wanted Tyson to walk away from the sport before he got seriously hurt and outlined the emotional turmoil she goes through on fight night.

Tyson furthered this in his autobiography, Behind the Mask – recalling how Paris wiped off her makeup and cried for three hours straight after he was knocked down twice by Deontay Wilder in their first fight. 

However, Tyson – who doesn’t shy away from speaking about his mental health – has decided to continue boxing despite noticing the impact it is having on his wife and family. 

When speaking exclusively to Mail Sport, Tyson sympathised with Paris and said he would be a ‘nervous wreck’ if she was knowingly putting herself in danger time and time again. 

The Gypsy King said: ‘It must be horrible knowing your husband can be killed in a fight and you’ve got six kids, seven in a minute, to look after on your own. That’s got to be nerve wracking. 

‘If Paris was going into something and I knew she could die at any moment in time, I would be nervous to. So, pretty daunting task looking death right between the two eyes every time you climb into a boxing ring. 

‘But it’s something we get on with. I earn a lot of money. I get danger money and I am well paid for it. We know the risk going in and it is what it is. Nobody wants me to box anymore in my family. I’ve got too much to lose. But, it’s something I like to do so the ball keeps rolling.’

Paris has jetted all around the globe to support her husband through his 13-year career

Paris was ringside to watch Deontay Wilder knock her husband to the canvas (pictured above)

Tyson said Paris went back to her room, wiped off her makeup and cried for three hours

Tyson – who was diagnosed with bipolar and ADHD as an adult – admitted to losing sight of his ‘purpose’ after retiring from boxing following his victory over Dillian Whyte in April 2022. 

Therefore, the Gypsy King returned to the ring to fight Derek ‘War’ Chisora and said he would continue boxing until he couldn’t do it anymore during an episode of At Home with the Furys. 

Paris accepted his decision despite longing for him to take a step back to protect his mental and physical health. However, she still hopes he will change his mind and choose to hang up his gloves for good.

When asked whether the plan remained the same, fight until he can’t anymore, Tyson said: ‘I don’t know you know. It’s no secret that my mind changes like the wind or the weather, in the UK anyway. 

‘One minute I am here and the next minute I am retired. Who knows. But, one thing I do know is enjoy it while you can because there will never be another Tyson Fury ever. Never has been one before me and there never will be one after me.’

Paris has been praised for her patience and willing to support her husband through his darker times after Netflix viewers witnessed her calming nature and unconditional love for Tyson, who she’s been married to for 15 years.

It’s clear Tyson’s love for her is just as strong. He recognises the difficulty of living with someone who suffers from depression, anxiety and suicidal thoughts, but he does his best to provide their family with the best possible life.

Tyson described boxing as his safe haven, but highlighted the emotional rollercoaster associated with training for a fight. He described it as a ‘drawn out process’ that boils down to being crowned a winner or loser. 

However, there have been plenty of highs in which Paris has experienced alongside Tyson 

Tyson also spoke about the emotional rollercoaster associated with preparing for a fight

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He’s adamant he can handle the emotional strain that comes with the territory but said those that are ‘dragged into the deep water’ to face him can’t.  

He told Mail Sport: ‘It’s a long drawn out process. By the time the fight comes around, I will have done anywhere between 10 and 12 weeks of training for a single half an hour event. 

‘It’s a lot of preparation for something so small. A lot of emotions go on in the build-up to a fight. The win or lose thing is a big one. People don’t want to lose, they want to win. The world is watching. All the pressure is on.

‘I suppose for other fighters it’s very nerve wracking. Some people can handle it and some people can’t. Usually when I drag these people into the deep waters, into the big time boxing, they drown. It’s like being dragged into the deep sea by a Kraken. It’s unfortunate for them.’

Despite struggling with his mental health, Tyson is always on his A-game for press events. He is a vibrant character that fills the room with energy. People can’t help but smile in his presence. 

When asked whether it was a persona he put on or whether being somewhat of an entertainer came naturally to him, Tyson said: ‘A bit of a showman! I’m Netflix’s No.1 star.’

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The Gypsy King added: ‘Yeah it comes naturally to me to be an entertainer. That’s what I do. I am an entertainer. I’m not a sportsman, I’m not a boxer, I am an entertainer.’

Tyson plans to continue entertaining his fans in and out of the ring. He told Mail Sport about his desire to star in a Hollywood movie – claiming it’s something he’s looking to tick off his bucket list. 

Tyson also spoke about his plans to knock Cristiano Ronaldo off the top spot when it comes to the richest athletes in the world according to Forbes.

Speaking exclusively to Mail Sport, he said: ‘I want to top the Forbes list. I want to be the highest paid Sportsman in history. I want to do a Hollywood movie. 

‘I have already done the Netflix series, I have done autobiographies, wrestling and everything else. So, a Hollywood movie and top of the Forbes list.’

Tyson is no stranger to the limelight and is looking to transition into Hollywood post boxing

When asked which film genre he could see himself landing a role in, Tyson said: ‘Any but probably action or comedy.’   

Tyson isn’t the only athlete in his family eyeing a move to Hollywood. His brother Tommy revealed his dream is to get into films, specifically horror movies, during an episode of At Home with the Furys.   

The Love Island star said: ‘My dream is now to do the boxing, get as far as I can in that. Then I’d like to get into the films. I’ve made my mind up. But I think I’ll have an easier way into it because I don’t want do serious acting. I just want to do horror films.’

Tyson replied to his brother saying: ‘You’re a horror movie buff, aren’t you?’, to which Tommy responded: ‘I only watch them.’ 

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