Unified world champion boxer Tyson Fury goes out of his way to chat with teenager from Milton Keynes about depression

Watch more of our videos on Shots! 
and live on Freeview channel 276
Visit Shots! now
World famous boxer Tyson Fury has shown his caring side by talking to a teenager from Milton Keynes about depression

The two-time heavyweight unified world champ is shown on an ITV documentary due to be aired tonight chasing after the lad so he can help him.

Viewers of The Gypsy King will see Tyson on a day out with his children when a teenage boy called Colby asks to have a photo taken with him.

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

The boxer happily poses and Colby tells him he lives in Milton Keynes but his dad lives in Lancaster.

Tyson fury with his familyTyson fury with his family
Tyson fury with his family

Afterwards Tyson says: "That lad... he's here from Milton Keynes, probably his parents have split up. One lives down there, one lives up here. So I would say, just by speaking to him for two seconds, that he suffers from mental health problems of some sort.

"Which brings me to speak to him..."

Tyson then chases after Colby, catching up with him to have a candid chat about mental health.

Colby said: "I went through a stage when I was depressed, it was hard for me growing up, my mum was a single parent."

Hide Ad
Hide Ad
Tyson and Colby chat. Photo: ITVTyson and Colby chat. Photo: ITV
Tyson and Colby chat. Photo: ITV

Tyson responded: "My parents split up and all that c***, whatever, it's not easy. My advice would be, if boxing is what you're into it, get into that and put some good energy into it."

Last year a stranger considering ending his life came to Fury's house and asked to speak to him.

Tyson said: "So obviously, me being me, I talked him out of it and took him on a three-mile run. He left as happy as Larry and it seems to have worked."

He added: "To all those people out there suffering from mental health problems, please do not take your own life."

Hide Ad
Hide Ad

Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King is a three part documentary that gives fans an insight into the life of the controversial boxer with behind-the-scenes footage filmed over several months.

Following both the 'Gypsy King' himself and his family it covers the build-up to the Deontay Wilder rematch, as well as the 31-year-old's other fights in his quest to regain his position at the top of the sport.

As well as covering the bouts against Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, the series explores in depth the mental health problems which Tyson has spoken openly about in recent years.

The chat with Colby will be shown in the final episode, which airs tonight on ITV at 9pm.