Tyson Fury touched by BT Sport’s comeback coverage as he reflects on his mental health battle and body transformation – The Sun

TYSON FURY has paid tribute to BT Sport's coverage of his comeback from mental health and weight issues to claim the WBC heavyweight title.

Having teamed up with promoter Frank Warren for his return to the ring in 2018, the Gypsy King's fights have been shown on the channel and were charted in a special Fight Night showreel on Saturday.

Fury posted on Instagram: "What an absolute amazing job BT Sport has done over the last 3 years!

"After watching tonight’s documentary it’s sunk in how far I’ve come mentally and physically.

"Thanks to fans all over the world. Stay blessed everyone."

In November 2015, the Manchester-born fighter stunned the boxing world with a points victory over unified heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko.

However a planned rematch was cancelled after Fury suffered serious mental health issues, leading to drug problems and a rapid rise in body weight.

Fury appeared at a press conference for the return fight horrendously out of shape and had his titles stripped before he could defend them.

After a long road to recovery, the heavyweight signed with Queensberry Promotions and BT broadcast a comeback victory over Albanian veteran Sefer Seferi.

Francesco Pianeta was quickly brushed aside before Fury's rapid re-elevation took him to a title clash against Deontay Wilder.

The massive underdog, Fury maintained his unbeaten record with a shock draw that most felt he deserved to win.

But there was little doubt when he reunited with the Bronze Bomber in February, cruising to a seventh round TKO victory that reclaimed him the WBC belt and marked the latest step in his comeback.

And his fitness nowadays is in no doubt as a trim Fury – who wants a dream unification bout against Anthony Joshua – proudly boasted of a ten-mile run on Sunday morning – before a spot of trifle.

Afternoon everyone have a blessed Sunday 🙏🏻 I’ve made a lovely 😊 truffle to celebrate 🎉 my 10 mile run this morning,#britishbakeoff2020 #summertimefun #stayhomestaysafe 🇬🇧🇮🇪 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 🇺🇸 🙏🏻 @mtkglobal @toprank @frank_warren_official @espn @btsport @fox

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