I decided to read a biography which fits into my love of sport, one of which is Boxing. I was bought the book ” Behind the Mask” by boxer Tyson Fury. For those who don’t know, Tyson Fury was the undisputed boxing champion when he became Heavyweight champion of the world in November 2015.
Due to certain mental health issues straight after this fight in 2015 and whilst growing up, Tyson had to vacate the Heavyweight championship and his life went on a spiral downwards.
What I love about the book is the personal and truthful way the boxing world is shown, how mental health affected this famous person and the way that Tyson pushed through it, to change his world for the better.
I recommend reading this book to anyone who is struggling with their mental health but also to anyone who wants to find out more about this whole area that is kept secret by most people. To see someone go through really bad lows and make it out to the other side gives everyone a sense of hope and purpose for the future.
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