Tyson Fury's amazing message to Deontay Wilder four years ago sums up Gypsy King's incredible comeback from depression
TYSON FURY is a man of his word….. he put Deontay Wilder on notice four years ago telling him 'I'm coming back for you', and he DID.
Go back four years, Fury was 25 stone, battling depression and contemplating taking his own life.
Fury's chances of making a triumphant return to heavyweight boxing were written off by many, including Wilder.
The Brit took Wilder's words in particular as motivation to stage one of the greatest comebacks in sports history.
In a message to Wilder back in 2017, Fury said: "Guess who’s back? The one and only.
"Shout going out to the big ‘Bronze Bomber’ Deontay Wilder. Big respect, for giving me the motivation, telling me I can’t do it and that I’m finished.
"I’m coming back for you baby. I’m coming back for you!"
Fury also told Wilder face-to-face after his win against Francesco Pianeta back in 2018: "Listen, my promise is, I got my rounds here tonight, ten rounds.
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"But one thing I promise when I go to Las Vegas, is I'm knocking you the f*** out bum."
Fast forward back to the present day, Fury has fought Wilder three times – winning two of them – and has be true to his word by coming for the American and knocking him out.
Fury also became a two-time world heavyweight champion in the process.
The Gypsy King is yet to be beaten after 32 professional fights, and Dillian Whyte is the frontrunner to face Fury should he get past Otto Wallin at the end of the month.
It's not quite the all-British blockbuster heavyweight unification fight fans were hoping to see in 2022.
But it's another part of Fury's journey to heavyweight unification.
Fans had been calling for Anthony Joshua to fight Fury with all the heavyweight belts on the line.
But Joshua lost his WBA, WBO and IBF titles to Oleksandr Usyk last month.
Joshua has exercised his rematch clause with the fight not set to take place anytime soon.
And winning the belts back from Usyk will not be an easy task.
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