In this video feature put together by Showtime Sports, former unified heavyweight titleholder Tyson Fury sits down with Mauro Renallo to dive deep on his battle with mental health issues and how he’s tried to put his life back together.
Fury was on top of the world just a few years ago, dethroning reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko, but saw everything he worked for disappear in short order as he battled crippling depression and substance abuse.
“It was like having a fight in my own mind,” Fury said. “[Mental illness] is a silent killer. It is almost like carbon monoxide poisoning because you can’t see it. My calling card is to spread the word on mental health.”
After two years out of the ring, Fury had to put in serious work to get his life back together, and now he’ll be competing for a world title again on December 1 when he takes on Deontay Wilder.
Check out the full video feature above with Renallo, who has also been open and honest about his own battles with mental health, as featured in Bipolar Rock ‘N’ Roller.