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Tyson Fury’s life ‘fell to pieces’ and ‘crumbled’ without boxing, reveals dad John as he opens up on retirement U-turn

JOHN FURY said his son Tyson’s life was “crumbling by the second” during his brief boxing retirement.

Unbeaten Fury claimed he was hanging up his gloves after knocking out Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April.

John Fury said his son Tyson’s life was ‘crumbling by the second’ during his brief retirement

But John revealed it took just a month until his son began to feel the affects of not having boxing in his life.

He told the Daily Mail: “Tyson has been in and out of retirement since he turned pro.

“Aged 15, years ago. He will fall out with boxing for a week and then he loves it again. 

“He loves boxing. Tyson has got nothing else without boxing. He loves the game so much.

“He said to me, ‘I was retired for four weeks and my life has fallen to pieces. I can feel my life crumbling’.

“He said, ‘My life was crumbling by the second’. He said he kept walking into the gym and smelling the gloves.

“Smelling the sweat and looking through the window thinking I want to get back in the game. 

“He said he realised he was not done yet and not by a long chalk. So I said to him, ‘Son if you feel like that, keep going until you don’t feel like it anymore’.”


Fury first reigned as heavyweight king in 2015 after upsetting Wladimir Klitschko in Germany.

But he fell into depression and battled substance abuse, which led to almost three years out of the ring.

It sparked one of sport’s greatest comeback stories, as Fury lost TEN STONE to return in 2018 and win the heavyweight title again two years later.

Fury still holds the WBC belt and is seemingly out of retirement again as he continues talks to face Anthony Joshua, 32, on December 3.

And dad John insisted his son will be back in the shape of his life.

He said: “At the minute, you’ve got the best Tyson. He’s in the pump of his life. I think he just wanted to capitalise on how he feels.

“He trains hard, twice a day still. I do think at this moment in time, Tyson Fury is unbeatable. 

“I’m not just saying it because he is my son, but he has given me the right to sit here and big him up.

“He’s won everything. He’s won every professional title there is to win. He’s cleaned up all over the board. You will be seeing a lot more of Tyson.

“Everyone is expecting to see this man come out of the woodwork and actually give him a good fight but I ain’t seen him yet.”

Tyson Fury alongside promoter Frank Warren

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the different types and uses of boxing gloves?

There are three main types for boxing gloves: mitts or fingerless mitts. There is padding around the fingers of mitten gloves. Fingerless mitts, which do not provide padding around the fingers but cover them, have no padding at the knuckles. Full-fingered gloves have padding around the entire of the hand.

The mitten is used to punch or hit with the fist. Fingerless mitts gloves are designed for striking or punching with your index finger’s index finger. Full-fingered boxing gloves are used for punching with the whole fist.

What are some ways I can improve my combat defense?

It is possible to improve your defensive capabilities by learning how smart you fight. You need to be able to defend yourself from all angles and counterattack if necessary.

You won’t be able to fight if you don’t know what fighting is. You’ll just get beaten up. But, if you are able to fight, you will be prepared for any situation.

Here are some suggestions to help improve your defense.

  1. You must understand where your opponent’s attacks are coming from. This means you need to be attentive to your opponent’s body language. This could be a sign that your opponent is preparing for his next attack.
  2. Keep your cool. Don’t panic. Instead, be calm and focussed.
  3. Block with your arms. Blocking with your arm is a simple, but effective, way to defend yourself against attackers.
  4. Counterattack. You must immediately counterattack if you see your enemy attacking you.
  5. Fight dirty. Fighting dirty is another way to defend yourself. You can also respond to an opponent’s kicks by kicking them back.

Can I box without fighting?

Fighting is the only way to train boxing. You have to work hard to become a better boxer. You will be able to improve your boxing technique and endurance.

It is important to observe good boxers fighting in order to improve your boxing technique. You should observe how they move, throw punches and defend themselves. Then, copy their tactics.

Next, you will need to spar against another fighter. This is where you’ll see whether you’ve improved your boxing technique. You’ll be amazed at how fast you can punch and how strong your punches feel.

Doing drills is another way to improve your boxing skills. Practice is key, so don’t be discouraged and keep practicing.


  • 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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Here are the Essential Skills of Boxing

How to box effectively

Boxing is one the most well-known sports in the world. It is a fight between two opponents. Each country has its own rules. There are three types: Amateur, Professional, or Olympic boxing.

Amateur boxing is usually practiced at school, college or university. This type of boxing allows sparring without protection. Usually amateur boxing competitions consist of three rounds of five minutes each. There are many styles of amateur boxing such as Kickboxing or Muay Thai, Taekwondo and Karate, Judo and Wrestling, among others.

Boxing professionals are usually trained in clubs, gyms, or stadiums. They are protected by protective equipment like a mouthpiece, nose protector, shinguards, elbow pads and knee pads, waist belt, and groin protection. Professional boxing competitions include six rounds of four minutes each. There are many styles to professional boxing.

Olympic boxing takes place at the Olympics. International standards require that boxers use special protective gear. The eight rounds last three minutes each and are held over eight rounds. Olympic boxing has only two styles, Light Flyweight vs Heavyweight.

Boxing’s fundamental skills are:

  • Punching techniques
  • Guarding techniques
  • Footwork
  • Stance
  • Moving your body
  • Defense
  • Combination
  • Rotation
  • Spare parts

Punching Techniques

There are seven types of punches available: Left Hook and Right Hook, Cross, Cross, Straight, Underhand, Overhand, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, Cross, Straight, and Overhand. Each punch is different. Some punches require more force than others. For example, an uppercut is a powerful punch. A straight punch on the other side requires less power, but is more effective than other punches.

There are also different combinations. These are combinations made up of several punches that can be used together to achieve one goal. A combination can contain multiple parts. For example, a left hook followed by a right cross will cause damage to the opponent’s jaw.

Guard Techniques

To defend himself from being attacked, a boxer uses his entire body. He does so by using his arms, elbows and hands as well as his knees, knees and legs.


To defend against kicks, a boxer should use his legs. He raises his leg when he is hit with a kick and then moves away from the opponent. To avoid being kicked in the side, he bends down if the attacker attacks from the front. If the attack is from the side, he will bend his knees to avoid being kicked on the side.


Because they inflict pain, elbow strikes can be very effective. An elbow strike can be delivered directly or indirectly. Directly refers to hitting your opponent with the forearm, while indirect means you hit him using another part of your arms.


Boxers use both their hands and arms to prevent incoming blows. Boxers raise their fists to block incoming blows and then move in the direction of the attacker’s attack. They then make contact with their attacker’s fist.


When receiving a blow to the stomach, abdomen or chest, a boxer should bend his knees to absorb the impact. For defense purposes, knee strikes are common.


When attacked, a boxer should step back and deliver counter-attacks. This way, he can gain distance between himself and his opponent. Boxers should also keep their balance when counter-attacking.


Boxing effectively requires a boxer to have a good stance. The way he defends himself will be determined by his stance. It dictates how he places his body and faces his opponent. Boxers have many stances to choose from. These are the most popular:

  • A low stance
  • High stance
  • Southpaw stance
  • Western stance

Moving your body

In order to win a fight, a boxer must move around his opponent. This includes changing speed, position and rhythm.


Rotating his arm to increase the puncher’s reach is a key part of boxing. You can rotate at different speeds depending upon the punch.


Timing of each punch is crucial to the effectiveness of a combination. A combination that is effective starts with a strong punch, and ends with one that is weak.


Sparring is a training session that improves boxing skills. A sparring session is where a boxer trains both his mind and his body. Sparring, in conclusion, is about learning how to fight and not getting hurt.

To sum it all, boxing requires patience and dedication. You need to train hard and long in order to become a better boxer.