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Tyson Fury says boxing is ‘more addictive than any drug ever’ and admits he ‘can’t let it go’ despite vowing to retire

, Tyson Fury says boxing is ‘more addictive than any drug ever’ and admits he ‘can’t let it go’ despite vowing to retire

TYSON FURY said boxing is more addictive than any sort of drug and will struggle to leave it behind despite previous plans to retire.

Fury returns on Saturday at Tottenham’s stadium in a trilogy bout against Derek Chisora, who he beat in 2011 and 2014.

Tyson Fury said boxing is more addictive than any sort of drug

It is his first fight back since April, when he knocked out Dillian Whyte, 34, and announced at Wembley that he was walking away.

But the retirement lasted just a matter of months as Fury, 34, fought hard to fill his days living the life of an everyman.

The eccentric father-of-six was eventually pulled back into the brutal boxing game as he simply knows nothing else.

Fury told Queensberry Promotions: “I’ve been in love with boxing for such a long time from being a little boy and I am 34 now, probably at the end of my career in the next few years.

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“It has been a love-hate relationship and it has been toxic at times, but when it is good, it is very good.

“So we are in that relationship and I don’t just abandon things. I try and make things work and that is where we are at the minute.

“I’ve wanted to leave a lot of times but it always drags me back. It is like a massive drug and an addiction.

“I know it is an addiction and I am an addictive person. It is not my best friend, it is an addiction.


“It is abusive because, when I come to this gym it abuses my body, my mind and my soul, but afterwards I feel it takes me to ecstasy.

“The rush is unbelievable and it gives me the biggest highs ever, but it also gives me the lowest lows as well.

“Boxing is more addictive than any drug ever. Ever. Because you can’t let it go.”

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Fury has teased competing well into his 40s such is his dependance on boxing.

But the heroic two-time champion, who beat depression to reign as heavyweight king, stands as a happy fighter heading into his 34th bout.

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Fury said: “My relationship with boxing? I am in a very good place with boxing at the moment.

“I’m back, I’m hungry, I’m putting the work in, I’m grinding.

“George Foreman said a long time ago, along with some other boxers, that it is difficult to run along the road at five in the morning when you’ve got your Versace slippers on and your silk pajamas.

“I don’t find it that way. My attitude is that it’s easier for me running along the road knowing that I’m financially secure and have done all I’ve needed to do.

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“This is a hobby now rather than a business or sport. This is my hobby and what I love to do.”

, Tyson Fury says boxing is ‘more addictive than any drug ever’ and admits he ‘can’t let it go’ despite vowing to retire
Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora ahead of their trilogy fight

Frequently Asked Questions

How can beginners boxers train?

Boxing is one of the oldest sports in existence, but it was only recently that boxing became popular again. Two fighters are matched up in boxing. They punch eachother until one is knocked out.

Finding out if boxing is something you enjoy is the first step to becoming a professional boxer. You can watch some boxing matches on YouTube to feel how it feels hitting someone. After you have decided whether or not you want to be a boxer you will need to decide which type of fighting you prefer.

How much weight do I need to lift for a good workout?

Weight lifting is essential if you want to improve your strength. Lifting weights should be done with care. First, make sure that you don’t overdo it. Second, try to lift heavier weights every other day. Third, repeat each exercise eight times. Fourth, take a break between sets for 2 minutes. Fifth, all exercises should be performed without momentum. Finally, be focused on form, not speed.

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How can I improve my punching form?

Boxing is all in the form of punching. If you want to be a better boxer, you must master punch technique. These tips will help improve your punching skills.

  • Keep your head up. Your head should always be up while throwing punches.
  • Punch from the shoulder. You should aim your punch at the shoulder rather than the chin.
  • Keep your eyes on your feet. Try not to move your feet when you’re punching.
  • Make quick, short punches. Your body will be tired faster if you are throwing longer punches.
  • Don’t forget about defense! Always block any incoming punches.
  • Use your elbows. Your elbows can be used to protect yourself.
  • Use your legs. You can avoid being knocked to the ground if you learn how to properly use your legs.
  • Do it every day. Even if you feel exhausted after training, don’t give up. It takes practice and dedication to excel at any skill.
  • Have fun Enjoy what your doing.
  • Keep your lungs open. You will be stronger and have more energy if you breathe correctly.
  • Relax. Don’t worry too much about making mistakes. Be focused on learning new techniques.
  • Be patient. Boxing takes practice. It takes time to master your skills.
  • Never stop learning. As long there is still room for improvement, there will continue to be improvement.
  • Music is a great way to relax. You can relax and focus during training by listening to music.
  • Check out these videos featuring professional boxers. You may be inspired to work harder by watching them compete.
  • Read books. Reading books can help you better understand boxing techniques.
  • Take breaks. Sometimes you might need to stop boxing. Go outside to play soccer or basketball.
  • Find a coach. A coach who is an expert in boxing can help you get better faster.
  • Do push-ups. Push-ups are great for building strength and endurance.

What is the maximum number of punches a person can take?

A punch is defined as “a blow delivered from a fist”. A punch can only be taken once per person. You are punching someone in the face if they hit you. You cannot hit him/her back. It would be impossible to hit him/her back with two punches.

What is Boxing, exactly?

Boxing involves two people trying to knock each others out with punches in the face and head. The objective of boxing involves hitting your opponent as hard, but not causing any injury. This can only happen if both boxers are able to throw heavy punches. They should also have excellent hand-eye coordination.

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How long does it usually take to become an elite boxer?

Professional boxing requires years of dedication and hard work. You will need to train at least 10 hours per semaine if you want to be a professional boxer.

How to throw a jab

To throw a jab, simply follow this simple step-by-step guide:

  1. With both feet, move forward
  2. Arrest your arm high above your shoulder.
  3. Keep your fist in front of your target.
  4. After hitting your target, raise your arm upwards.
  5. Repeat steps 1 to 4.


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  • It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (

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How To

How to learn how to box for fitness

How to learn to box for exercise

Boxing is a sport that improves self confidence and physical fitness. Boxing is a popular sport. It requires speed, agility and strength.

Boxing is an excellent way to lose weight and feel great about yourself. It will be a fun activity that you will want to do again and again.

There are many boxing training options. Some programs are offered at local gyms and others at your home. There are also online courses which allow you to study from anywhere in the world.

You should ensure that the program you select meets your lifestyle and goals. The best programs focus on exercises that increase muscle mass, flexibility and cardiovascular endurance. They also promote overall well being.

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It is important to consider whether you would prefer a beginner’s or an advanced course. Beginner’s programs typically teach fundamental techniques and drills like shadowboxing, sparring and mitt work. Advanced programs often cover more complex movements, and include a greater variety of exercises.

A beginner’s program typically lasts eight weeks and costs less $100. They don’t offer any advice on nutrition, weight loss or injury prevention.

Advanced programs typically last six months and cost around $300. They can include nutrition advice, stretching routines, warm up exercises, and instructions on proper technique. In addition, some programs incorporate resistance training (such as lifting weights) and aerobic conditioning (such as running).



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