Tyson Fury reveals suicide plans

first_imgRelatedPosts Klitschko drills Holyfield in gym Holyfield hires Klitschko as trainer Klitschko wants Joshua to become world’s no 1 Tyson Fury has opened up on his suicide bid in the aftermath of his victory over Wladimir Klitschko.Despite being crowned undisputed heavyweight champion of the world in November 2015, Fury was overcome by a feeling of emptiness in the coming months and ballooned in weight – reaching 28 stone at his heaviest.He hit rock-bottom in June 2016 when – enveloped by a mood “as black as my boots” – he decided to end it all by driving into a motorway bridge.In his upcoming autobiography Behind The Mask, released on Thursday, Fury recalls: “The Ferrari’s engine roared into life. It would be the last sound I would hear.“In a couple of seconds my mind would be clear, devoid of all the voices boiling in my head. I put my foot to the floor. Then a voice shot into my head, ‘Stop! Think about your kids!’ I blasted past the bridge.”Fury became known as an outlandish extrovert earlier in his career and hit the headlines for the wrong reasons as he was accused of homophobia and sexism with some of his comments.Now a much calmer character – certainly away from the spotlight – Fury admits the persona was often an act.“Maybe it was an act,” he told the Sunday Times Magazine. “Maybe I was doing it to become famous because I know controversy sells.“People ain’t really interested in someone who’s normal. People want to see a freak show to sell papers and sell views on a TV.“Before, I was a performing monkey, I’ve done everything from A to Z to be famous and it got me to where I wanted to be, that elevated position where every motherf***er knows who Tyson Fury is. Now I can be me.”Fury reveals in the book he suffered from mental health issues even as a child – including petrifying hallucinations up to the age of nine.“I suffered from boiling temperatures that would make me delusional,” he writes. “I’d be screaming at my mum and dad that lions were going to eat me and that the curtains were on fire.”Fury was “hit like a sledgehammer” when dad and boxing mentor John was sentenced to 11 years behind bars for gouging a man’s eye out.“It hit me like a sledgehammer,” said Fury. Tags: Wladimir Klitschkolast_img read more

Huth charged over Twitter posts

first_img Huth appeared to respond to a Twitter account which posts sexual images of individuals and asks users to guess their gender. The 30-year-old German has until 6pm on January 21 to respond to the charge. The FA said in a statement: “It is alleged the comments were indecent and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, contrary to FA rule E3(1). “It is further alleged that this breach of Rule E3(1) is an “aggravated breach” as defined in rule E3(2), as it included a reference to gender and/or gender reassignment.” Huth apologised earlier in January for interactions he made after participating with a Twitter account which invited users of the social media site to guess from cropped photographs of people in explicit poses whether those pictured have male or female genitalia. A series of tweets posted from Huth’s official account showed the former Chelsea and Middlesbrough player taking part and making indecent remarks. He deleted the tweets and posted a message saying: “Clearly no offence was meant or directed to anyone, but apologies if I’ve offended anyone.” In October the FA handed Rio Ferdinand a three-match suspension, as well as a £25,000 fine, for comments he made on Twitter, though that was not the QPR defender’s first offence on social media. Press Associationcenter_img Stoke defender Robert Huth has been charged by the Football Association with aggravated misconduct in relation to comments posted on social media.last_img read more