Ricky Hatton reveals Tyson Fury phoned him up just to check on him after ex-boxer said he ‘wasn’t having his best day’ – The Sun

RICKY HATTON has praised Tyson Fury for calling him up for a chat after revealing he "wasn't having his best day."

Just like the Gypsy King, Hitman Hatton has endured his own battle with depression and has openly spoken out about his suicidal thoughts in the past. 

The 41-year-old, who also fought off drug and alcohol addiction, claimed how help from friends and professionals put him on the straight and narrow.

And it appears WBC Champ Fury is using his own experience to help fellow Brit Hatton.

The former lightweight and welterweight world champion told IFL TV: "I put a thing on my Instagram, 'Not having my best day, but we've gotta get on with it.'

"Do you know who phoned me? Tyson Fury, within ten minutes, 'Hiya Rick, what's up with you? You alright?'… That's the man, Tyson, just to make sure I was alright."

The pair are good friends with Fury inviting Hatton to be in his corner against Deontay Wilder in 2018.

Fury used to drink 18 pints of lager at the height of his depression with his weight ballooning to 400lb.

At his lowest point he attempted to drive his Ferrari into a motorway bridge — only to stop at the last minute as he thought about his five children.

Since recovering, Fury has been a big advocate in helping others who are going through similar issues.

He took to Instagram to send a message to his followers encouraging them to speak out if they had any mental health issues.

Fury said: "This message goes out there to anyone struggling with depression, anxiety, bipolar, any mental health issues.

“I was one of the first people to speak openly about it in recent times; this is a special message to you.

“You can do it you know, you’ve just got to think of the positive things you have in your life.

"Positive things meaning being able to walk, breath in fresh air; you don’t need no help for walking around and doing things.

“Just keep positive – keep busy and everything is going to be alright.

“There’s plenty of people out there all in the same boat and it’s a hard fight that we must continue to fight – NEVER GIVE UP.”

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