Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a British boxer who became famous in 2015 when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko, a world titleholder to claim the WBA (Super), IBO, WBO and IBF heavyweight titles. His much-publicized triumph over one of the most revered boxers in the world, a man who had dominated the boxing rings for a significant period shot up Tyson Fury’s notoriety as one of the most dogged boxers in the game. A man famously dubbed ‘The Furious One’ also defeated Deontay Wilder to claim the WBC heavyweight title back in Feb. 2020, a feat which made him a two-time heavyweight world champion. In our Tyson Fury’s Biography, Facts, Childhood, Personal Life, age. We also shed some light upon his early life from childhood to present.
Tyson Fury Biography, Facts, Age, Wiki
- Full Name: Tyson Luke Fury
Nicknames: The Furious One, 2 Fast, Gypsy King
Date of Birth: 12 August 1988
Age: 31 years old
Place of Birth: Manchester, England
Height: 6 ft 9 in (206 cm)
Weight: 115 kg
Reach: 85 in (216 cm)
Education: Styal Primary School
Parents: John Fury (father)
Sibling: Shane Fury (brother), John Fury Jr (brother)
Spouse: Paris Fury (married 2009)
Children: Prince John James(son), Venezuela Fury (daughter)
Net Worth: $40 million
Boxing Career: 2008–present
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Tyson Fury Biography, Facts, Childhood, Early Life
Tyson Fury was born in Wythenshawe, Manchester to parents father John Fury and mother Mrs Fury. Not many facts are told about Tyson Fury’s childhood and early life. He is one of the lucky children of four, who survived childbirth after his mother had 14 pregnancies, of the 14 pregnancies only four are said to have survived. Fury’s birth was a premature one, he was born three months earlier than normal. At the time of his birth, he weighed just 1 Ib, which drastically lowered his chances of survival. Tyson survived like the fighter he is and his father, overwhelmed by joy decided to name him after former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, for beating the odds. Fury is of Irish descent.
At the age of 11, Fury dropped out of school and began working roads with his father and brothers. They were into the business of tarmacking roads. At the age of 10, He took to boxing. Fury’s entry into boxing was quite a breeze, owing to the fact that his father was once a professional boxer. That’s it for Tyson Fury’s Biography Facts, Childhood & early life in subsequent sections we look into his Personal Life, Net Worth & Professional Career.
Tyson Fury Professional Career (Amateur Boxing)
Fury has represented Ireland and Britain on several accounts during his amateur career. He would normally practice at Holy Family Boxing Club in Belfast, Ireland. He eventually moved his training camp to Smithboro Club, located in County Monaghan. Fury took part in the 2006 AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships, where he got the Bronze medal. He went on to fight for Jimmy Egan’s Boxing Academy in the 2006 senior national championships which were organized by the Amateur Boxing Association of England, where he would lose to David Price. After his victory at the EU Junior Championship, Fury claimed silver at the European Junior Championship.
Despite his ranking as the third amateur boxer in the world, Fury did not take part at the 2008 Olympics, this was due to the fact that each country was limited to a single boxer in each division and David Price was the chosen one. He went on to win the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2008 and made a decision to go pro. Fury’s amateur career ended with a 31-4 record.
Tyson Fury made his professional debut back in 2008, against Hungarian boxer Bela Gyongyosi. He won the match via Technical Knockout in the first round. The bout took place in Nottingham. 7 months later, he participated in 6 fights, defeating all opponents in the first 4 rounds via knockout.
In September 2009, Fury went on to defeat John McDermott to claim the English Heavyweight title. The outcome was heavily criticized by fans, judges & referees. This development led to a decision by The British Boxing Board of Control, ordering that all English title fights will have three referees. Consequently, a rematch was staged. After defeating Tomas Mrazek and Hans-Joerg Blasko, Fury took on John McDermott and won via Technical Knockout. This was his second heavyweight title.
Fury participated in 3 more challenges and won them all, before taking on Dereck Chisora, who has never experienced a defeat as at the time of the bout (July 2011). By implication, the victor will be crowned the British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion. The fight took place in Wembley arena, and although he was not in any way considered a favorite, he eventually won the fight. In September 2011, he went against Nicolai Firtha in a non-title fight. Though Nicolai Firtha launched a missile-like punch which almost got Fury, he rebounded to win the fight. In November 2011, he returned to the ring, this time he took on Neven Pajkic, a Canadian heavyweight champion. Although he didn’t make it through the second round, he went on to knock down his opponent two times to emerge winner of the fight.
Fury eventually relinquished his British and Commonwealth heavyweight title to in favor of a world title. In April 2012, he took on Martin Rogan, a bid to seize Irish heavyweight title. He defeated the veteran boxer. In July 2012, he also defeated Vinny Maddalone to claim the WBO Inter-continental heavyweight title which was awarded to no one before the fight. In December 2012, Furry made his way back to Odyssey Arena to take on Kevin Johnson in a WBC title eliminator contest. He emerged victorious and this set him in line for a bout against Vitali Klitschko for the WBC title.
In February 2013, Fury recorded his first fight on US soil, the fight took place at Madison Square Garden Theater, against Steve Cunningham in an IBF title eliminator to determine the number 2 fighter, in line for an opportunity to fight for the IBF title. He seized victory to emerge #2 in the IBF ranking, #5 in the WBO ranking, #6 in the WBC and #7 according to BoxRec rankings. He was set to fight against David Haye, who would eventually withdraw from the fight due to a career-threatening shoulder injury as his excuse. If the fight against David Haye had taken place, it would have set him in line to participate in an IBF final eliminator bout which will have made him a mandatory challenger for the IBF heavyweight title.
In February 2014, Furry challenged Joey Abell, after Gonzalo Omar Basile withdrew from the fight as a result of lung infections. He won the fight. His next challenge was against Dereck Chisora, a fight for the European and British heavyweight titles, which took place in November 2014, after several months of setbacks.
In February 2015, Furry took on Christian Hammer at the O2 Arena in London. He emerged the winner of the fight which was his last fight prior to the much-publicised fight against Wladimir Klitschko. In November 2015, he took on Wladimir Klitschko at the Esprit Arena in Germany. After a gruesome twelve rounds, Fury won the fight against Wladimir Klitschko to become the new WBA (Super), IBO, WBO, IBF and Ring Heavyweight Champion. After 10 days, he was stripped of the IBF title.
In 2016, there were ongoing talks of a rematch between Fury and Klitschko. In February 2016, He got into trouble with the UK Anti-Doping agency, as blood samples from him taken 16 months ago revealed the presence of nandrolone. This was not all, he also tested positive for cocaine. This set the boxing champion on an emotional and depressing path following his heavyweight championships win. In October 2016, he gave up his title. He also earned himself a suspension by the British Boxing Board of Control. Through 2016 and 2017, he was riddled with intense legal battles with the British Boxing Board of Control over his return to boxing as his license was temporarily suspended.
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder in action. (Photo credit: thesun.co.uk)
In January 2018, Fury was set to come back to the rings after his license was re-instated. He fought against Sefer Seferi, an Albanian fighter. Following his triumph over Seferi, took on Francesco Pianeta, who he defeated. These fights were put together to set Fury in motion for a WBC heavyweight championship bout against the champion, Deontay Wilder. In December 2018, Fury took on the champion, Deontay Wilder in front of 17,698 spectators. The fight would eventually end in a draw to the disquiet of Fury’s fans generated $24 million in the US. After his fight with Wilder, Fury entered a $100 million arrangement with ESPN and Top Rank.
In June 2019, Furry took on Tom Schwarz to claim the WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight championship. He would eventually defeat Otto Wallin in his next fight.
On 22 January 2020, Tyson Fury went head-on with Deontay Wilder in a rematch of their 2018 boxing bout, the only fight where Fury registered the first and only draw of his career. The rematch was held at the MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fury won against Wilder to claim the WBC heavyweight title in the 7th round by technical knockout.
Tyson Fury Relationship, Personal Life
Fury is a happily married man. He is married to Paris Tyson, whom he met at the age of 17. The couple who got hitched in 2009 are parents to 5 kids. Fury’s family have great ties in the boxing world. His cousins, Hughie Fury and Nathan Gorman are also heavyweight boxers. His half-brother, Tommy Fury is also a boxer who debuted professionally in December 2018.
Tyson Fury Net Worth & Salary
Fury’s net worth is reportedly estimated at $80 million. The boxing champion has endorsement deals with ESPN valued at £80 million, which he legalized in 2019.
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