|Tyson Luke Fury|
Fury in 2016
|Real name||Tyson Luke Fury|
|Height||6 ft 9 in|
|Born||12 August 1988|
|Wins by KO||18|
Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a British professional boxer. He has held the The Ring heavyweight title since 2015, after defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko. In the same fight, Fury also won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and lineal titles. Fury was subsequently stripped of the IBF title later that year for being unable to grant a fight against their mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov, due to agreeing to a rematch with Klitschko. In 2016, Fury vacated the WBA, WBO, IBO, and lineal titles following an ongoing medical investigation and personal issues and two cancellations of the Klitschko rematch. In August 2016, Fury was ranked by BoxRec as the world's sixth best active boxer, pound for pound.
Having initially been denied the opportunity to fight for Ireland at the Olympic Games, he was permitted to represent both Great Britain and Ireland after tracing his family lineage to relatives in Belfast and Galway. Fury has represented 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.
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- Balasundaram, Nemesha (30 July 2013). "Tyson Fury fulfils promise to 'Trafford's Frank Sinatra' for Haye walkout". The Irish Post. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
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