Tyson Fury has lifted the lid on his rollercoaster battle to overcome mental health problems, alcoholism and drug addiction that kept him out of boxing for more than two years but culminates with his upcoming battle against Deontay Wilder for the world heavyweight title.
Fury became the king of the division when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015, only to surrender his belts amid problems in his private life.
Fury ballooned up to 28st before shedding his excess weight and returning to the ring this year.
Tyson Fury has opened up on his battle with alcoholism, drugs and mental health problems
The former world heavyweight champion is preparing to face Deontay Wilder on December 1
On December 1, he will look to become a two-time heavyweight champion when he takes on Wilder in Los Angeles. And during a press tour of the US, the 30-year-old has revealed just how serious his problems came during his time out of the sport.
'I needed some time off, I'd been boxing from boxing since 10, 11 years old up to 27 with no breaks. So I needed time to live a little and enjoy myself but it just went too far,' he told the " frameborder="0" allow="autoplay; encrypted-media" allowfullscreen.
'Anxiety started to come heavily, I always suffered with depression, when i was on top of the world I became more and more and more depressed until it was like suicidal thoughts and stuff like that.
'I had everything - money, fame glory, good looks. I had it all, everything a man would ever want but yet it didn't mean anything, I wanted