Tyson Fury to release Sweet Caroline single in aid of mental health charity

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26 Oct 2022, 09:08

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Sweet Caroline has become a massive sports anthem in recent years, and now one of boxing’s biggest stars, Tyson Fury, is set to release his own version of it.

If you watch any major sporting event - for instance, the men’s or women’s Euros or one of Tyson Fury's bouts - you’ll no doubt have heard the song belted out over the PA system and from the supporters in the stands. 

Well, now Fury is set to drop his own version of Neil Diamond’s 1969 classic, and he’s doing it for a mental health charity.

The cover version will be released on 11th November, ahead of the boxer’s upcoming bout against Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London on 3rd December.

All proceeds from the single will go to Talk Club, which is a men's mental health charity that offers talking groups, sports groups and other therapy.

In a statement, the boxing legend said: “Sweet Caroline is a record I've always loved and I'm excited to record and release it. And thanks to the folks over at Warner Music, they've given me the opportunity to do that, and what better time to release it than around the World Cup!”

He added: “I'm also proud to be partnering with the team at Talk Club who do such amazing work.

"It's a great opportunity for me to give something back to mental health and hopefully continue to raise awareness for a cause that's really close to my heart and if it helps England along the way in the World Cup, well that's an added bonus.”

As reported by Sky News, the boxer has previously spoken frankly about his own struggles. “I have been very vocal about my mental health struggle, especially since my comeback,” he said. “It has been widely printed about my highs and lows, ups and downs, so I've tried my best to keep talking about it as much as I can and keep trying to smash the stigma."

Talk Club Co-Founders/Co-CEO's Ben Akers and Gavin Thorpe said: “Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 50 in the UK. Tyson Fury is a champion, in and out of the ring to many of those men. 

“Men see themselves in Tyson, so when he talks (or sings) they listen. So to be partnering with Tyson on something that raises the awareness of Talk Club, and gets men talking and improving their mental fitness, will save lives.”