"Me being a boxer, they get a few beers inside them and they think they're Mike Tyson and Muhammad Ali rolled into one and start brawling. To me it is irrelevant whether I live in a house, a caravan or a tent." He hasn't lived in a caravan for years but he does occasionally sleep in one near his training base in Morecambe, Lancashire, while preparing for fights. His father is serving a lengthy jail term for causing a man, a former friend, to lose his eye after a fight at a car auction.His next is a defence of his Commonwealth title against Neven Pajkic, a tough, 34-year-old Bosnian-born Canadian – like Fury, unbeaten in 16 fights – at Event City in Manchester's Trafford Centre on Saturday week. "The traveller background gives you that ultimate fighting steel, the determination and will to win, to dig deep. "I'm gutted for him but the law's the law and he pleaded guilty.Some of the things I hate about being single are (in no particular order): lack of love, affection and emotional support; not having someone to go on vacation with; not having someone to share domestic tasks with; being excluded from social gatherings because I don’t have a partner; not having someone to talk to at home on a day to day basis; having to cope with the financial burden of being single (apartment, bills etc.); not having a regular source of quality sex available.
Big buts dating
A lot of men my age seem uninterested in a committed relationship, seeming to prefer a more casual “low investment, low return” approach to relationships. As a guy who was single for 35 years, I completely agree and think that – all things remaining equal – having a good relationship is a far superior state of being than being alone.(This does not mean that I look down on single people or think you should be in an unsatisfying relationship so, please, spare me the complaints.)But what gets me the most excited, Elaine, is that you’ve forced me to consider something that I’ve never actually considered before: Why Don’t Men Hate Being Single As Much as Women Do?
Do men actually ENJOY the endless tedium and stress of going on a string of disappointing dates? My assistant says it’s because when they’re single, they can play video games and watch porn, and if they got a girlfriend, she’d insist they give up one or both. So, together, let’s consider why men are generally cooler with being single than women:1. As I observed in “Why He Disappeared”, this tends to be the way that men deal with most of their relationships.
Why don’t men hate being single as much as women do?
I know you say most men are marriage-minded underneath but they seem much less interested in getting into a stable, committed relationship than women do, and seem to drag their heels.
"This time I'll be fighting the way I like, going forward," he says.