Professional boxer Tyson Fury has discussed the recent docuseries At Home With The Furys, claiming that he almost “tried to pay” his way out of it.
The heavyweight champion and his family were the focus of a nine-part series which arrived on Netflix in August. It follows Fury, who lives in Morecambe, as he decides to retire from the sport, not before successfully beating Derek Chisora during a match in December 2022.
The documentary also explores themes of mental health struggles and grief, with Fury opening up about his experience with bipolar disorder. The camera also accompanies Fury as he travels to places like Iceland and Cannes, France.
However, during filming, Fury was hesitant to continue, telling Queensberry Promotions, “I wanted to get rid of the filming. I couldn’t take it anymore, it was too much, it was overwhelming for me.”
He added, “So, I tried to pay my way out of it, but I couldn’t, so we persevered and got through it. And in the end, I was happy I didn’t pay my way out, because it’s turned out to be a No 1 hit and a fantastic show – a fantastic insight in[to] a crazy family and the mind of a mental, crazy person.”
The show was well-reviewed by critics, particularly for its mix of entertainment and genuinely heartfelt moments. The success of the show seems to have inspired Fury to stay ambitious. He stated, “I wanna top the Forbes list – the highest-paid athlete ever for a year – and I wanna make a Hollywood movie. So, new goals, baby!”
“I’ve completed the ring game, it’s done. I’ve done everything there is to do, won every belt there is to win. I’ve been undefeated in 15 years, two-time undefeated champion,” he claimed.