Tyson Fury

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Tyson Luke Fury
Tyson Fury - 2016-04-30.jpg
Fury in 2016
Real nameTyson Luke Fury
  • Gypsy King
  • The Furious One
  • 2 Fast
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 9 in[1]
Reach8500 in
Born (1988-08-12) 12 August 1988 (age 32)
Manchester, England
Boxing record
Total fights28
Wins by KO18

Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988)[2] is a British professional boxer. He has held the The Ring heavyweight title since 2015, after beating long-time world champion Wladimir Klitschko. In the same fight, Fury also won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and lineal titles. Fury had his IBF title taken away later that year because did not agree to fight against Vyacheslav Glazkov even though he was meant to accept the challenge. He fought against Klitschko again instead. In 2016, Fury vacated the WBA, WBO, IBO, and lineal titles because of medical issues, problems in his personal life, and the Klitschko rematch being cancelled twice. In August 2016, Fury was ranked by BoxRec as the world's sixth best active boxer, pound for pound.

Having been told be could not fight for Ireland at the Olympic Games, he was allowed to fight for both Great Britain and Ireland after tracing his family back to relatives in Belfast and Galway.[3][4] Fury has fought for both England and Ireland as an amateur, winning the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2008 before turning professional later that year. He has since held the British and English heavyweight titles twice each, as well as the European, Commonwealth, and Irish heavyweight titles.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Tyson Fury – Boxer". Boxrec.com. Retrieved 13 November 2011.
  2. Doyle, Garry. "Tyson Fury: Why Britain's gain is Ireland's heavyweight loss". The Irish Post. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  3. "Boxer Fury finds Irish roots". BBC Sport. 13 September 2011. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  4. Balasundaram, Nemesha (30 July 2013). "Tyson Fury fulfils promise to 'Trafford's Frank Sinatra' for Haye walkout". The Irish Post. Retrieved 12 February 2015.