Ground control to Tyson Fury
By Robert Ecksel on December 2, 2020
“Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.” (Getty Images)
When space tourism was little more than a gleam in Richard Branson’s eye, Tyson Fury was wisely choosing his heroes.
In his new book, “The Furious Method,” he credits Muhammad Ali for imparting the knowledge that the sky’s the limit.
“Muhammad Ali once said: ‘Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It's an opinion. Impossible is not a declaration. It’s a dare. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing.’”
Overcoming is a Fury specialty and few do it better. But he’s not done yet, not by a long shot.
“What a man Ali was, and what a thought that is. People are achieving their true goals all the time, every day. Who is to say that you can’t be one of them?
“Often it can be those close to us who make us doubt ourselves because they want to guide us to take the safe route, the well-travelled path through life.
“But for some of us that’s not what we’re after.”
Aside from eventually holding all the heavyweight titles, which seems more likely than not, what is Fury after?
“It’s my dream to go to space as one of the first space tourists,” he wrote, “and I'm already focusing on this and making it happen.”
Hopefully the seats on the space ship can accommodate a man as big as Fury, who like Ali is larger than life. But where there’s a will there’s a way, as Fury has proven time and again.
“I see myself unstrapping myself from a comfy chair and floating through the cabin of a spaceship to stare through a large window in awe of the beautiful blue place we call home.”
Anthony Joshua can wait. Deontay Wilder can wait. The heavens cannot.
“Don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t achieve your goals or dreams,” added Fury.