Tyson Fury. Source: Daily Star

Tyson Luke Fury is a professional boxer from the United Kingdom. He is a two-time world heavyweight champion, having held the titles of the WBC and The Ring magazine.

Source: Reuters

Early life

Tyson Luke Fury was born on August 12, 1988, in Manchester’s Wythenshawe neighbourhood, to Irish parents Amber and John Fury, and was reared in a house in Styal. Fury was born three months early and weighed only one pound (450 g). Tyson was named after Mike Tyson, the heavyweight world champion at the time, by his father, John.

Source: Irish Mirror

Fury is descended from Irish Travellers. His paternal grandfather was from Tuam, which is also where his father was born. The Furys are of Gaelic ancestry, with their current surname derived from Fiodhabhra.

Fury’s mother was born in Belfast, and his maternal grandmother comes from County Tipperary. Despite strongly identifying with his Irish heritage, Fury has struggled to obtain dual citizenship because his father’s birth in County Galway was not civilly recorded in the 1960s, as Irish Travellers at the time only recorded births through baptism with the church rather than officially with the state.

Fury dropped out of school when he was 11 and went to work with his father and three brothers tarmacking roads. Amber, his mother, had 14 pregnancies in total, but only four children lived. Ramona, a girl, was born in December 1997 but died within days. Fury, who was just nine years old at the time, has never forgotten this incident.

Fury began boxing when he was ten years old.  His father trained him until 2011 when he was imprisoned for gouging out the eye of another Traveller due to a long-standing dispute; Fury’s uncle Hughie Fury trained him until he died in 2014, and then his other uncle Peter Fury trained Tyson in preparation for his bout with Wladimir Klitschko.

Peter Fury, a 47-year-old trainer who once developed a large illicit enterprise at the heart of the gangland drugs scene in England and also operated a drug empire from behind bars, was previously imprisoned for ten years. Fury has had no run-ins with the law.

Source: The ring

Boxing has a long tradition in the Fury family. Fury’s father competed as “Gypsy” John Fury in the 1980s, first as a bare-knuckle and unlicensed boxer, then as a professional boxer. John had an 8–4–1 professional record, with one of his defeats coming at the hands of future WBO heavyweight world champion Henry Akinwande.

Tommy Tyson, Tyson’s half-brother, made his professional debut on December 22, 2018, under the instruction of two-weight world champion Ricky Hatton, and he appeared in the 2019 series of Love Island.

Boxing career

Fury was refused the opportunity to compete for Ireland at the Olympic Games but was later granted the opportunity to fight for Ireland and Great Britain after tracing his ancestors back to Belfast. He won the ABA championship as an amateur in 2008. Fury made his pro boxing debut in December 2008, defeating Bela Gyongyosi.

He won the English Heavyweight title in November 2009, defeating John McDermott. Fury fought McDermott once more in June 2010 to reclaim the vacant English Heavyweight title. In July 2011, he defeated Dereck Chisora to win the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles.

Source: BBC

Tyson and Wladimir Klitschko fought a battle in a world heavyweight title match in 2015 for the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, Lineal, and The Ring heavyweight crowns. The battle took place on November 28, 2015, in Dusseldorf, Germany, in front of a crowd of 55,000 people. Klitschko was the overwhelming favourite, with odds of 4 to 1.

The game lasted the entire time. Fury was declared the unanimous decision winner after 12 rounds. Fury was paid $7 million for his efforts, while Klitschko was paid roughly $23 million.

The victory improved Fury’s record to 25 – 0 with 18 knockouts and lined him up for what could have been a massive payday in a rematch with Klitschko. In April 2016, the rematch was announced. Fury, on the other hand, gained 100 pounds. Tyson was pronounced “medically unfit” for the bout in September 2016. The bout was rescheduled a second time after he allegedly failed a cocaine drug test.

Return to the ring

Tyson took the next two years off after relinquishing his world titles to get his life back on track. He returned to the ring in June 2018 and defeated Sefer Seferi. He defeated Francesco Pianeta in August 2018.

Source: Bleacher Report

Tyson met Deontay Wilder for the first bout in December 2018. For the bout, Deontay was guaranteed $4 million, while Tyson was guaranteed $3 million. The contest concluded in a draw, with each competitor earning around $10 million once all income was counted. Surprisingly, Tyson announced shortly after the bout that he intended to donate his whole paycheck to charity. Tyson defeated Tom Schwarz by TKO in June 2019.

In September 2019, he won a unanimous victory over Otto Wallin.

Professional boxing record

31 fights30 wins0 losses
By knockout210
By decision90
Draws1

Professional record summary

Personal life

Source: Media Referee

Fury and Paris (née Mullroy) met when she was 15 and he was 17. Paris, like Fury, is a devout Catholic who grew up in an Irish Traveller home. They started dating a year after meeting, and they married in 2008 at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

The couple has five children: three sons, Prince Tyson Fury II, Prince Adonis Amaziah, and Prince John James, and two daughters, Venezuela and Valencia Amber. When questioned why all of his sons were given the moniker Prince, Fury replied, “I’m a king and they’re princes until they earn their rightful name.”

Fury also stated that he named his first son after Prince Naseem Hamed, his favourite English boxer. Paris miscarried before Fury’s cancelled fight with Ustinov in 2014, and she also miscarried on the day of Fury’s comeback fight against Seferi in 2018.

Fury lives in Morecambe, Lancashire, with his family. In September 2015, he expressed interest in running as an independent candidate for the UK Member of Parliament for Morecambe and Lunesdale, arguing that the government was overly focused on providing services for immigrants while not focusing enough on homeless people and those with drug and alcohol problems. He also urged that the United Kingdom leave the European Union.

Fury commented about the racial insults he suffers as a Gypsy world champion in April 2016, saying that “no one wants to see a Gypsy do well” According to him, “I’m a Gypsy, and that’s all there is to it. I’ll always be a Gypsy, I won’t change. I’ll always be fat and white, and that’s the end of it. I am the champion, but I am regarded as a jerk.” Fury has indicated that he still suffers prejudice against his people upon his return from his vacation.

Rеаl Nаmе/Full NаmеTyson Luke Fury
Nісk Nаmе/Сеlеbrаtеd NаmеGypsy King, The Furious One
Віrth РlасеWythenshawe, United Kingdom
Dаtе оf Віrth/Віrthdау12 August 1988
Аgе/Ноw Оld32 years old
Неіght/Ноw ТаllIn Centimeters – 206 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 8″
WеіghtIn Kilograms – 117 Kg
In Pounds – 257.4 lbs
Раrеntѕ NаmеFather – John Fury
Mother – Amber Fury
ЅіblіngѕTommy, Shane, John jr
NаtіоnаlіtуAmerican
Маrіtаl ЅtаtuѕMarried
GіrlfrіеndParis Fury
Кіdѕ/Сhіldrеn NаmеTyson, Adonis, John, Valencia Venezuela.
РrоfеѕѕіоnProfessional boxer
Nеt Wоrth$50 million
Lаѕt UрdаtеdЈuly 2021

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