Lineal heavyweight champion of the world or to some, the man who beat the man, Tyson Fury has had a year to remember in 2018.

A testament to the truly remarkable nature of the human spirit at times in that no matter what adversity one faces in their life, if you want something bad enough inevitably you can have it if you keep going, learning, fighting, improving and growing as a person.

For Fury a comeback to boxing a little over a year ago seemed a distant reality but since then he’s had three fights, lost nearly 150lbs in weight, got his license back, beaten depression and substance abuse issues, inspired hundreds of thousands around the world, become a mental health advocate and in the eyes of most — beat Deontay Wilder earlier this month in a WBC heavyweight title bout that was scored a draw.

The most dramatic moment of the fight came when he got flattened in the final round.

To this day, no one really knows how he got up from this (hat tip Umar IFL TV):

Looking at it from another way a real life Rocky moment in many regards -some things in life and some people in life cannot be stopped: