Boxing: The secret world of depression haunting Sheffield and South Yorkshire boxers
In the macho world of boxing, you won’t find many fighters willing to talk about a secret undercurrent that pervades the sport.
But Tyson Fury’s decision to vacate his world titles to focus on the bigger challenge of his own mental health has blown the lid of a hidden problem that is “rife” in the world of pugilism.
While Fury shocked the boxing world by beating Wladimir Klitschko he has never faced a more menacing opponent than depression.
There have been times when he has not wanted to live any more.
Across South Yorkshire, there are boxers who might not be experiencing the same parlous... read more
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