Tyson Fury

British boxer (born 1988)

Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988)[2] is a British professional boxer. He has held the WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles since beating Deontay Wilder in February 2020.[3] Fury also won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and lineal titles when he beat Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.[4] 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 chose to fight 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.[5] As of 2021, Fury is ranked as the world's best heavyweight by BoxRec, Transnational Boxing Rankings Board and ESPN.[6]

Tyson Luke Fury
Tyson Fury - 2016-04-30.jpg
Fury in 2016
Statistics
Real nameTyson Luke Fury
Nickname(s)
  • Gypsy King
  • The Furious One
  • 2 Fast
Rated atHeavyweight
Height6 ft 9 in[1]
Reach8500 in
Born (1988-08-12) 12 August 1988 (age 34)
Wythenshawe,
Manchester, England
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights32
Wins31
Wins by KO22
Losses0
Draws1

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.[7][8] 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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Tyson Fury – Boxer". Boxrec.com. Archived from the original on 16 June 2015. 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. "Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury 2 results: Fury runs through Wilder to score seventh-round TKO | DAZN News US". DAZN. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  4. Loop, Nate. "Wladimir Klitschko vs. Tyson Fury: Winner, Scorecard and Reaction". Bleacher Report. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  5. "Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko is called off again". The Independent. 2016-09-24. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  6. "Divisional rankings: Regis Prograis solidifies spot at junior welterweight after impressive TKO win". ESPN.com. 2021-05-30. Retrieved 2021-06-08.
  7. "Boxer Fury finds Irish roots". BBC Sport. 13 September 2011. Archived from the original on 18 April 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.
  8. Balasundaram, Nemesha (30 July 2013). "Tyson Fury fulfils promise to 'Trafford's Frank Sinatra' for Haye walkout". The Irish Post. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 12 February 2015.