“Sweet Caroline is a record I’ve always loved and I’m excited to record and release it,” Fury, 34, said. “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.”
The song has become a fan-favourite across the UK’s sporting events in recent years.
Fury has been open about the mental health challenges he’s faced, particularly since he made his comeback to elite boxing. Talking about why he’s chosen Talk Club as the charity to receive 100 per cent of the profits from the song, including Fury’s own earnings, 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 offers support to men, providing talking groups, sports groups and therapy. Co-founders 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.”
Fury is set to return to the ring in December, when he will fight fellow Brit Derek Chisora in the final fight of their trilogy, over eight years on from their last bout.