Tyson Fury has to be up there with not only one of the most inspirational sportsman of his generation but one of the most inspirational people of this particular era in popular culture.
His comeback to the ring last year was well documented in terms of overcoming mental health difficulties, substance abuse issues and topped off by an incredible amount of weight loss.
He fought WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder to a draw in LA last December in a fight that most felt he deserved to get the decision in.
How he got up in round 12 of the fight most will never know. Frankly, the fact he even was in the ring in that calibre of a professional fight at that stage of his comeback was astonishing.
Expect a ten times better Fury this year in the ring.
But he’s not stopping at last year’s achievements either.
He’s clearly continued his relentless training through Christmas and into the new year as he awaits news on a Deontay Wilder rematch and at the moment on a current speaking tour to fans this scene perhaps says it all about the man really:
Without doubt the people’s champion.
A boxer who is transcending his sport at the moment as a global mental health ambassador and daily inspiration to anyone who needs a pick up in life.
Arguably one of the toughest men walking the face of the Earth today, all things considering.