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REACHING OUT

Tyson Fury revealed he’s pulled out of fights in the past due to mental health problems.

This comes after Ryan Garcia withdrew from a scheduled bout against Javier Fortuna last July because he wanted to focus on his mental health

Fury told The Athletic: “Mental health’s a real struggle. I’ve struggled with it all my life, I know how real it is.

“And you would never expect a man to go into a fight who is suffering from mental health problems.

“I’ve actually pulled out of fights before myself because of mental health issues and I know plenty of fighters who have as well.

“So, it’s a real disease. Just because you can’t see it physically, doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. It’s so, so real and it’s a silent killer.

“So many people out there at the moment are suffering from mental health struggles, especially within the pandemic.

“I feel sorry for these guys, but you know what, guys: There’s a light at the end of the tunnel. You just need to reach out and grab help, and everything will get better eventually, I promise”

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