Tyson Fury now says he has no interest in fighting "middleweight" Oleksandr Usyk

Discussion in 'World Boxing Forum' started by Perkin Warbeck, Nov 17, 2022.

  1. Elvizzz

    Elvizzz Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jun 29, 2008
    There are many top athletes who suffers from bipolar disorder.

    Sport and physical activity can help improve and manage symptoms of bipolar disorder by: Releasing endorphins: Physical activity and exercise stimulate the production of endorphins in the brain, along with other chemicals that are associated with good moods such as dopamine and serotonin.
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  2. Entaowed

    Entaowed Boxing Addict Full Member

    Dec 16, 2012
    I respect your experience & concern. This phenomena is all too common.
    However it is not all evil Big Pharma (although there is plenty of that) & self-interested, inhumane meical professionals.
    Many people do benefits from some psychiatric drugs-& become completely dysfunctional without them.
    I have known some.
    I did various social work & saw what was sometimes needed.
    My girlfriend is a Nurse Practitioner with Masters degrees & one of her specialties in psychiatric, she sees overmedication, but also many who need things to not completely decompensate.
  3. Mr Stagger Lee

    Mr Stagger Lee Member Full Member

    Sep 8, 2022
    I've learnt to literally not listen to a word he says!
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  4. Mr Stagger Lee

    Mr Stagger Lee Member Full Member

    Sep 8, 2022
    Nah, he's just realised that he's probably a better celebrity than boxer.
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  5. Caliboxing

    Caliboxing Boxing Junkie Full Member

    Sep 28, 2007
    That's like me saying no Jr. Flyweight will ever beat me that's why I would beat Pacquiao right now. What matters now is that Usyk is legit and has beat one of the huge monster puncher 6'6" HW champs that ko'd Wlad something Fury was never even close to doing. Fury just talking as usual and says different thing each day.
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  6. Ted Stickles

    Ted Stickles Boxing Addict Full Member

    Jun 24, 2007
    Just Fury being Fury lol
  7. Vegan Beast

    Vegan Beast Grandpappy Ortiz Full Member

    Aug 19, 2020
    More and more threads of people giving a **** about what fury says....
  8. MorvidusStyle

    MorvidusStyle Well-Known Member Full Member

    Jul 11, 2017
    Fury at times has done okay with 'mind games', I guess. More than that he's been funny in the past, with Cunningham, Wlad, Wilder, Chisora II and more.

    But this time he is miscalculating and just hurting his own interests.

    It's not psyching Usyk out telling him he's small and is not valuable. He knows he's small and seems to relish the underdog status at HW. And he knows his status in boxing too.

    So all Fury is doing there is harming his own legacy should he win, for no gain. And also coming across as disrespectful to a fighter everyone respects. It's one thing to give it to fighters people don't like or who deserve it, but Usyk is well liked. So Fury is harming his popularity too.

    Then Fury will likely fight Usyk but has been giving the impression for a while he's trying to avoid it.

    So all Fury is doing there is looking like a ducker of a smaller fighter, who, in the end, he'll likely fight. Very stupid.

    Should have just congratulated Usyk and kept saying he wants to fight him and that it will be a great fight. That's it.
  9. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    I’m not sure on the specifics my friend. I’d need to look into it. But I believe it was officially diagnosed a few years ago.

    I lost an old school friend a few weeks ago. A lovely, bubbly girl. But she committed suicide. Apparently, she’d tried it a few times previously too. Not that I’m saying that everyone with the diagnosis does that. But it’s no joke for sure.
  10. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    I think that both Paris and John have said that there was a time where he couldn’t even engage with his children, who he absolutely adores.

    I think Tyson has also come forward and said that he was speeding along at high speeds in a Ferrari, with very bad thoughts in his mind.
  11. Clinton

    Clinton Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Jan 22, 2009
    Tyson certainly knows how to entertain.
  12. Mendoza

    Mendoza Hrgovic = Next Heavyweight champion of the world. banned Full Member

    Jun 29, 2007
    I speak Fury. Allow me to translate. Why would I want to risk a hard fight vs. Usyk and blow my rep when suckers are paying me to meet frauds like Chisora and Wilder. As a wise man who was a relative of mine used to say, " Fool em' one, shame on them, Fool them twice, now that quite a trick, but fool them three times, you've been Furyed "
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  13. Loudon

    Loudon Obsessed with Boxing Full Member

    Mar 7, 2012
    He’s only doing this because he’s about to fight Chisora.

    He’s dismissing Usyk because he wants people focused on his next fight.

    There’s no point in him talking about wanting to fight Usyk, when he’s trying to sell the Chisora fight.

    As soon as the Chisora fight is finished, you can bet your life that he’ll start calling out Usyk again. He’ll do it in the post-fight interview.

    A lot of people know not to take what he says literally. It’s just part of his character.

    He’s also praised Usyk on numerous occasions, stating what a great fighter he is and how much respect that he has for him.
  14. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Self harm, attempted suicide and the ultimate act of suicide itself, most definitely is no joke at all.
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  15. KernowWarrior

    KernowWarrior Bob Fitzsimmons much bigger brother. Full Member

    Jul 12, 2012
    Activity is excellent part of therapy for any mental health disorder.
    However boxing competitively for 12 rounds which means you could be getting hit in the head (with that ever so sensitive structure within it, the brain) for 36 minutes is not on the good therapy list for a sufferer of bipolar disorder, especially as areas of their brain structures are abnormal anyway, yes intense activity including boxing/sparring can aid mental health generally indeed so, but not 36 minutes of it and against some of the the strongest, fittest and most dangerous fist fighting behemoths on the planet.