Last year Fury released Behind The Mask, the acclaimed autobiography that provided an honest telling of his mental health struggles. His new book, The Furious Method, looks at how he overcame these problems to regain the top spot.
Fury said anybody could experience mental health problems, even if nobody would expect a six-foot-nine, 275-pound heavyweight champion to be “vulnerable or weak”.
“I wanted to show the world that anyone can be brought down to their knees with mental health, no matter who they are, where they are,” he added.
“No one is exempt from mental health. Even if you’re a positive person it can bring you right down to your knees as well. I also wanted to show the world that anybody can come back with the right mindset with the right training and the right help.”
Now, he faces his biggest professional challenge yet, potentially facing fellow Brit Anthony Joshua next year in one of the biggest – and most lucrative – fights in history.
He told The Big Issue he wasn’t very concerned: “After [Joshua’s] last couple of performances, I think he’s coming to the end of his reign. He was exposed by [Andy] Ruiz. In the rematch, he did what he had to do to get through, but didn’t look impressive. He’s been out of the ring over a year. I do really believe and I’ve always believed I’ll be able to take him out for sure.”
Fury also set out his mammoth seven-day a week twice a day training regime, and said he wouldn’t even have a break on Christmas day.
“I’ll do a long road run on Christmas Day. I always like to get Christmas Day running in because I believe that I might be getting an edge on the competition. They might take Christmas off – I won’t.”
However, despite his busy schedule, he has still found time to launch the Tyson Fury Foundation to help those experiencing homelessness. He said it would be ready to support the vulnerable once Covid-19 allowed.
“As soon as it’s up and running it’s going to be available to lots of different charities. It’s going to be a good thing for the community and a good thing for people who are suffering from mental problems or who are homeless,” he added.
“I had help when I was down. I wouldn’t be back here without the right support from many people.”
Fury ended with a message of support for Big Issue vendors, many of whom have been off the streets and unable to sell for months.
“Stay positive,” he said. “Things will always work out, stay positive and stay focused on the short-term goal. That always helps me.”
Read more from Fury, including how he will be spending Christmas, if he has any regrets and on being invited for lunch by both Donald Trump and the Pope in this week’s Big Issue, available through our online shop and from your local vendor now.
The Furious Method: Transform Your Mind, Body and Goals by Tyson Fury is out now (Cornerstone, £20).