Thursday, October 13, 2016

Fury suspension 'blessing in disguise

Tyson Fury's suspension from boxing could be a "blessing in
disguise", his uncle and trainer Peter Fury says.

Fury, 28, had his licence to fight temporarily revoked the day
after he gave up his world heavyweight titles to focus on
mental health problems.

Peter Fury said his nephew is being treated for "a form of
manic depression".

"He now acknowledges that there is an issue. That's the start
to recovery," Peter Fury told BBC Sport.

"But maybe it is a blessing in disguise he is taking some time
out and getting this treatment, as it has been lingering on for
quite a while."

On Wednesday, Fury vacated his WBO and WBA world
heavyweight titles. The British Boxing Board of Control then
announced his licence had been suspended.

But Peter Fury believes the former champion will be back in
the ring by April and suggested he could become a role model
for young people suffering with depression.

"It just shows people it can affect you no matter what you
are," he added. "If depression can affect the linear
heavyweight champion of the world, it's a serious problem.

"How many young people do you hear about who have
committed suicide down to depression? Depression is an

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