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Tyson Fury

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  • Nickname: The Gypsy King
  • Date of Birth: 12th August 1988 (35 years old)
  • Career duration: 15 years 5 months
  • Nationality: England Flag England
  • Birthplace: Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom Flag Manchester, Lancashire, United Kingdom
  • Residence: Wilmslow, Cheshire, United Kingdom Flag Wilmslow, Cheshire, United Kingdom
  • Division: Heavyweight
  • Height: 206cm
  • Reach: 216cm
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • BoxRec: Tyson Fury
  • Debut: 6th December 2008

Biography

Tyson Luke Fury, born on 12 August 1988 in Wythenshawe, Manchester, is a British professional boxer with multiple world heavyweight titles. His family has a rich boxing heritage, with his father, John Fury, and several cousins also competing in the sport. Fury's Irish Traveller background has been a significant part of his identity, and he has often spoken about the challenges and prejudices he has faced.

Fury's amateur boxing career was impressive, with titles including the ABA super-heavyweight championship and a bronze medal at the 2006 World Junior Championships. He turned professional in 2008 and quickly made a name for himself with his unique style, charisma, and impressive victories over opponents such as Dereck Chisora and Steve Cunningham.

In 2015, Fury achieved a significant milestone by defeating long-reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko to claim the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles. However, his reign was short-lived, as personal struggles with mental health and substance abuse led him to vacate the titles and take a hiatus from boxing.

After a nearly three-year absence, Fury made a remarkable comeback, shedding over 100 pounds and returning to the ring in 2018. His thrilling draw against WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in December 2018 set the stage for a highly anticipated rematch in February 2020. Fury won by seventh-round TKO to claim the WBC title.

His popularity outside of it has matched Fury's success in the ring. His candid discussions about his mental health struggles have resonated with fans, earning him the nickname "The People's Champion." He has also been involved in various charitable endeavours and has used his platform to raise awareness about important issues.

In his personal life, Fury has been married to his wife Paris since 2008, and the couple have six children together. Despite the fame and fortune that have come with his boxing success, Fury remains grounded in his Traveller roots and is known for his love of his hometown, Morecambe.

As he continues to cement his legacy as one of the greatest heavyweight boxers of his generation, Tyson Fury's journey from troubled beginnings to world champion inspires many. His charisma, resilience, and extraordinary talent have made him a global icon and a symbol of the power of perseverance in the face of adversity.