Tyson Fury On His Life After Beating Wladimir Klitschko: ‘It’s Almost Been A Curse’

"The Gypsy King" is shockingly not happy with where he's at right now.

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  • Tyson Fury reflected on his win over Wladimir Klitschko seven years ago
  • “The Gypsy King” will face Derek Chisora this weekend to defend his WBC belt

On September 28, 2015, the underdog Tyson Fury broke into the scene by dethroning Wladimir Klitschko and become the IBF, IBO, WBA (Super) and WBO heavyweight champion. Needless to say, Fury catapulted his career to superstardom but contrary to what many expect, “The Gypsy King” is not happy.

A curse

Seven years after the historic night in Germany, combat sports journalist Ariel Helwani asked Fury to describe how beating Klitschko changed everything in his career as a boxer. Surprisingly, “The Gypsy King” said the only thing that elated him about it was the victory and the belts but everything else that came with being a world-famous champion felt “like a curse.”

“I think it was a s*** night, to be honest. I think it was like a curse,” Fury said on The MMA Hour. “It’s been a pretty s**** seven years since. It was a fantastic 27 years leading to it but a s***** seven years since. It’s almost been a curse beating Wladimir Klitschko. You say I’ve got everything I ever wanted, I never really wanted all the fame and all the s**** that comes with being a champion, that’s not what it was about. I got everything I wanted by beating Klitschko – just getting that victory over him.”

For Fury, all he ever wanted was to live a normal life, but since he beat Klitschko, he began to question what he got himself into.

“You don’t own your own life anymore, you can’t go anywhere, you can’t live a normal life,” he continued. “So, it’s not what I wanted and it’s not a great life – it sucks d***. It’s not good because you don’t have your own life anymore. I’m stuck where I have to be tortured by people wherever I go. So, yeah, it’s not all what I wanted, I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into, to be fair.”

Another trilogy to settle

Fury may not be pleased with his life right now but the sad truth is the only way to get out of it is if he opts to retire. Indeed, Fury has flirted with retirement a few times, but he recently confirmed that he’s now “back for more punishment.”

After closing the book in his rivalry with Deontay Wilder via a devastating late-round KO in October, Fury is now set to face WBA international heavyweight champion Derek Chisora this weekend to defend his WBC belt.

Fury vs. Chisora will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in Tottenham on Dec. 3, 2022.

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