Tyson Fury: ‘I’ll be glad when it’s all over – no more Mr Celebrity Boxer’

But now, on an ordinary Tuesday morning, the 6ft 9in giant talks softly about his mental health and retirement while people two floors below up at him.

Fury waves back as he says of his bleak moments: “I’ve learnt to manage it a bit better now. Before I didn’t really understand it. Now I know more and what to do to manage the problem.”

He turns back to me. “It’s a massive, massive problem. It’s like a pandemic. Lots of people are taking their lives today because they don’t know where to go, they don’t know what to do.”

He looks in good shape today and, as always in a one-to-one setting, his complexity and intelligence are obvious. But the small crowd outside continues to grow as word spreads that he has arrived in Wembley.

Tyson Fury: ‘I’ll be glad when it’s all over – no more Mr Celebrity Boxer’ When a great fighter tells me he is about to have his last bout I always offer a sceptical look and ask: “Do you mean that?”