By Vanessa Ekpereka (AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Tyson Fury has reportedly ditched the booze for the good of his mental well-being after the heavyweight champion claimed that he was drinking 12 pints a day earlier this year, according to The Sun
Fury, 32, has emerged as a role model for those battling mental health issues after opening up about his demons following his famous triumph overWladimire Klitschko back in 2015.
The Gypsy King has battled drink, drugs and mental health issues, but made an incredible return to the ring culminating in his victory over Deontay Wilder in February 2020, landing him the WBC heavyweight title.
Fury had taken to social media in recent months to send messages to his arch rival.
And fans were concerned for the Gypsy King after he claimed he was drinking 12 pints a day in March.
‘I have stopped training at the moment, I am on holiday,’ he had said when negotiations appeared to hit a standstill. ‘I am drinking between eight, ten, 12 pints of lager a day.’
However, The Sun reports that Fury is in fact teetotal. The 32-year-old has reportedly given up the booze for his own wellbeing and for the good of his family. He has five children and one on the way with wife Paris, who is his childhood sweetheart and has been his partner since they were teenagers.
Fury is expected to take on Anthony Joshua on August 14 in Saudi Arabia, in a fight that will unify the heavyweight division for the first time since the early 2000s.