Tyson Luke Fury is a British professional boxer. He is a two-time heavyweight world champion, having held the WBC, The Ring magazine and lineal titles since defeating Deontay Wilder in February 2020. As of November 2020, he is ranked as the world’s best active heavyweight by ESPN, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and BoxRec. Fury represented both England and Ireland as an amateur.
About Tyson Fury in brief
Tyson Luke Fury is a British professional boxer. He is a two-time heavyweight world champion, having held the WBC, The Ring magazine and lineal titles since defeating Deontay Wilder in February 2020. As of November 2020, he is ranked as the world’s best active heavyweight by ESPN, the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and BoxRec. Fury represented both England and Ireland as an amateur, as he was born in Manchester to an Irish Traveller family. He won the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2008 before turning professional later that year at 20 years of age. In 2011, he became the British and Commonwealth champion in 2011 by defeating the 14–0 Derek Chisora. He then won the Irish and WBO Inter-Continental titles, before defeating Chisoras again in a 2014 rematch for the European and W BO International heavyweight titles. This success, along with his 24–0 record, set up a match with the long-reigning world champion Klitschko in Germany, which Fury won by unanimous decision. In 2016, he vacated the WBA, WBO, and IBO titles; The Ring stripped him of his last remaining title in early 2018. In February 2020, Fury defeated Wilder by a technical knockout in the seventh round after a dominating performance. With his defeat of Wilder, Fury became the third heavyweight, after Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali, to hold The RingMagazine title twice. Fury has had problems in gaining dual citizenship because his father’s birth in County Galway was not recorded civilly in the 1960s, as Irish Travellers at the time only recorded births through baptism with the church rather than officially with the state.
His uncle Hughie Fury trained him up until he passed away in 2014 and then his other uncle Peter Fury ran a drug empire in England. Peter Fury was previously jailed for 10 years, the 47-year-old trainer once built an extensive illegal drugs empire at the heart of the gangland scene. Fury’s father acted as his trainer until his father was jailed for eye gouging out of another Traveller due to a feud with a gang-land rival. Fury left school when he was 11, and joined his father and three brothers tarmacking roads. His mother Amber had 14 pregnancies in total but only four children survived. A daughter, Ramona, was born in December 1997 but died within days of the age of nine. His father, John, named him Tyson after Mike Tyson, who was heavyweight world Champion at the times. He decided on Tyson as he is a fighter and survived the premature birth. His paternal grandfather was from Tuam, which is also the birthplace of his father. The Furys are ultimately of Gaelic origin, deriving their present surname from Ó Fiodhabhra. Fury’s maternal grandmother is from County Tipperary and his mother is born in Belfast. He is the first heavyweight in history to have held the WBA, WBC, IBF, W BO, IBO, The Ring magazine titles.