Fury has had a turbulent 2016 to put it mildly, but it could actually turn out to be the best thing that’s ever happened to him and benefit his boxing career in many ways when he does return.

What is it they say, what ever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? I believe that saying to have merit.

Fury has had a terrible year professionally and personally that has seen him having to vacate his world heavyweight titles to give himself time to sort out his mental health problems.

But in the big picture of things, it’s not all that bad for him.

When he does comeback he has been promised to be a mandatory contender automatically for at least one of his belts so far.

Furthermore, if he returns before the summer of next year he’ll also be returning to a red hot heavyweight division where it now appears that the best are now finally starting to fight one another.

A division full of new talent and established fighters all set to collide.

Here’s three quick reasons why I think Tyson Fury when he does come back will actually be better than before:

A Healthier Mind and Renewed Focus

Following his treatment for his problems this year he should have a much cleaner mind and body as a result, giving him a new focus again on his boxing career.

Sometimes a break is needed in any walk of life, let along one as intense that Fury has led in recent years with all the big fights falling out (David Haye twice), winning the heavyweight title, injuries and more.

U may take everything I worked for but all I can say is I told u so. pic.twitter.com/EQvlwQhQMq

— GYPSYKING, (@Tyson_Fury) October 13, 2016

A fresh perspective on what is important to him in his boxing career will no doubt come out of the mess that was 2016 for him.

He’ll gain far more from 2016 long-term than he might realise at this point, I suspect.

Stick To Family and Boxing

Tyson Fury has a great family who are steeped in fighting tradition.

They know what’s best for him in terms of his boxing career and if he sticks with them, stays away from the booze and big blow outs in between training camps, he’ll be onto a winner.

His uncle and trainer Peter Fury was quoted recently as mentioning that perhaps some of Tyson’s friends and people around him were not acting in his best interests as regards the partying in between training camps.

Maybe a clean out is necessary of any negative people that may be around him, or who could have encouraged him with the drinking and cocaine taking in the past.

Tyson Fury is a man who knows his boxing very well. A real student of the game.

He’ll get back to that and he’ll know that he has an opportunity to create a real legacy in the sport in the coming years before his career ends by dedicating himself to boxing and sticking with his family and ignoring the outside distractions / negative people.

I heard a great thing said one time on cutting out negativity or bad influences on one’s life:

“Sometimes in life no matter how painful it is we have to cut a part of ourselves off in order to grow.”

Coming Into His Prime As A Heavyweight

In conclusion, the reality is that Tyson Fury is still a very young man at 28 years of age and has achieved more than most in life ever will.

From a boxing perspective, heavyweights often don’t come into their peaks until their early thirties – particularly the really big guys.

You could say this was true with recent undisputed heavyweight champions in boxing memory such as Wladimir Klitschko and before him, Lennox Lewis.

Both Klitschko and Lewis performed at their best outside of their twenties as professional heavyweight fighters.

Provided Tyson Fury cuts out all the negative stuff, focuses on his boxing and looks after himself, so can he.

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