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Tyson Fury suicide watch? Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko is replaced by battle with drugs & depression, Billy Joe Saunders speaks up

Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko II

British professional boxer Tyson Fury shocked the world when he beat long-time world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in his own backyard. With that win, fans have witnessed a changing of the guard in the division, but not without further validation through a rematch.

The Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko rematch got stalled the first time on account of a Tyson Fury injury during training. However, a second postponement soon followed after Fury was reported unfit to fight.

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He’s been battling his demons, and rumors quickly spread that his career is practically over. Then came reports of drug use, and the fighter’s strange behavior on social media where he tweeted, “Boxing is the saddest thing I ever took part in, all a pile of s****.”

According to a report from Boxing Scene, Fury followed it up with a tweet, “I’m the greatest and I’m also retired…”

Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko is now replaced with talks of Anthony Joshua fighting in his place. It’s almost as if the boxing world didn’t skip a beat, dropping Fury out of his antics, even though he is now saying that he will soon defend his title when he’s ready.

“Hahahaha, you think you will get rid of the Gypsy King that easy?” Fury said, in a report by the BBC.

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He will most likely be stripped of his titles, but not after some legal skeins are expected to follow. The heavyweight division needs to move on, and not wait on Fury who’s been clowning around since the Tyson Fury vs. Wladimir Klitschko rematch has been announced.

But according to Billy Joe Saunders, Tyson Fury needs help. He’s been getting the negative treatment since he won the heavyweight titles from Klitschko, which he feels he does not deserve and is believed to be depressed.

Billy Joe Saunders fears Fury’s suicidal nature, saying that he might not “see 30 years old” if he is not helped back to health.

Instead of ganging up on him, Saunders appeals to the public to stay behind him instead during these times, and boxing bodies should consider carefully before deciding on whether to take away his titles.

“If the public don’t get behind him, and he doesn’t get the help he needs, it could affect his life and his family’s lives forever.” Bill Joe Saunders said in a report by Sky Sports.

“I’ve spoken to him, but he’s down, he’s very down, he’s not in a mood to talk to anybody. He’s mentally not there. Nothing shocks me at the moment because he’s not mentally right. He needs help. He’s in a bad place at the minute. I know him very well; extremely bad place.”

Billy Joe Saunders is scheduled to fight Artur Akavov on Oct. 22nd, and eyes a future match against Gennady Golovkin early next year.

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