Tyson Fury

Tyson Luke Fury, born August 12, 1988, is a British boxer best known for his 2015 victory against Wladimir Klitschko, the then-reigning heavyweight champion of the world, to win the WBA (Super), I.B.O., W.B.O., and I.B.F. crowns. Fury’s status as one of the hardest boxers in the sport increased after his widely publicized victory over one of the best boxers in the world who has dominated the boxing scene for a lengthy amount of time. The fighter known as ‘The Furious One’ also defeated Deontay Wilder, making him the world’s two-time heavyweight champion. Celebrate his birthday with us today.

Fast Facts

Full Name:

Tyson Luke Fury

Nickname:

The Gypsy King

Birth date:

August 12, 1988

Age:

34

Zodiac Sign:

Leo

Height:

6' 9"

Relationship Status:

Married

Net Worth:

$50 million

Tyson's Social Media:

Background

Tyson Luke Fury was born on August 12, 1988, in Wythenshawe, Manchester, to Amber and John Fury. His parents were of Irish ancestry. Shortly after he was born, he and his family relocated to Styal, Cheshire. He was three months premature, putting his life in serious peril upon birth. Before him, both of his sisters had passed away from premature birth. Nevertheless, Tyson lived and was named the internationally renowned American boxer Mike Tyson. He was raised with three siblings. Since he was a kid, he displayed evidence of extraordinary physical power, but it wasn’t until he was a teenager that he gradually shed his intense shyness. When Tyson was 11 years old, he started his boxing training. During the first stage of his training, his father and uncle trained him. Under their guidance, Fury underwent rigorous training and started competing in amateur boxing competitions. Tyson’s first encounter with professional boxing took place at the Irish boxing club known as the Holy Family Boxing Club. He started competing in boxing matches in both England and Ireland.

His early career game against the more seasoned Polish team in 2007 was one of the most remarkable matches of his debut. Tyson brought home the bronze for Ireland at the 2006 A.I.B.A. Youth World Boxing Championship. While representing England, Tyson won the E.U. Junior Championship in 2007. A few months later, he lost to the Russian boxer Maxim Babanin in the European Junior Championship finals.

Before going pro in 2008, Tyson won the super-heavyweight title of the Amateur Boxing Association of England, which marked the first significant title victory of his career. Tyson competed in his first professional bout in late 2008, which took place in Nottingham, England. He used a technical knockout to win the match against Bela Gyongosi of Hungary. He entered the professional boxing ring after two consecutive victories. For the following seven months, he faced six opponents and knocked them all out in the first round of each match. He was prepared to compete for the English heavyweight title in September 2009, which would have been the greatest fight of his career to that point. He then faced Derek Chisora, an unbeaten fighter, in July 2011 for the opportunity to compete for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight crowns. The eagerly anticipated match took place in London’s renowned Wembley Stadium. Tyson prevailed in a hard-fought contest, becoming the new British and Commonwealth heavyweight title. Three million people around the world viewed the fight. Tyson successfully defended the Commonwealth heavyweight championship against the unbeaten Neven Pajkic. He forfeited his British and Commonwealth heavyweight belts to take part in a world title fight in early 2012. At Madison Square Garden in February 2013, the wrestler took part in his debut fight in the United States. He defeated Steve Cunningham in the match, moving up the I.B.F. rankings to second place.

The eagerly anticipated title battle in Germany’s Esprit Arena vs. Wladimir Klitschko took place in November 2015. After a prolonged battle that lasted 12 rounds, Tyson won. As a result, he has crowned the new heavyweight champion for the W.B.A., I.B.O., W.B.O., and I.B.F. But a few days later, the I.B.F. heavyweight title was taken away from him. After that, rumors of a rematch started to circulate. He was also facing suspension from the British Boxing Board of Control. He brought a lawsuit against the suspension, which was reviewed in 2016 and 2017. In early 2018, he successfully got his license reinstated. A boxer from Albania named Sefer Seferi was the opponent when he made his comeback to the ring and was defeated. After one more victory, Fury became a challenger for the W.B.C. heavyweight belt against Deontay Wilder. In December 2018, the title match took held and was a draw. But because of how well-liked the fight was, Tyson ultimately agreed to a $100 million contract with E.S.P.N. and Top Rank. He defeated Tom Schwarz to win the Intercontinental heavyweight title in June 2019. Later in January 2020, he defeated Deontay Wilder again to win the W.B.C. heavyweight championship. Additionally, he had a brief wrestling match in the World Wrestling Entertainment promotion. In 2008, at 20, Tyson Fury married Paris Mullroy. His three sons all shared the first name Prince. In addition, he is well recognized for his political views. He has publicly stated his support for Brexit and his intention to run for the Member of Parliament as an independent. He claims to have encountered racism because he is of gypsy descent. Tyson currently resides in Morecambe, Lancashire, with his family.

Career timeline

2006
Representing Ireland

The Irish team is losing to the Polish team in 2007 by a final score of 12-6; however, Fury triumphs in both his battles in Rzeszów and Bialystok.

2007
Representing England

Maxim Babanin defeats him in the championship match, earning Fury silver in the European Junior Championship.

2008
His Professional Debut

Fury, then 20, knocks out Bela Gyongyosi of Hungary in just one round.

2011
British and Commonwealth

After twice winning the English heavyweight title, he defeats 14-0 Derek Chisora to become British and Commonwealth champion.

2013
First Fight in the U.S.

Fighting against the experienced Steve Cunningham for the first time in the U.S., Fury is knocked down for just the second time in his career before finishing the American in the seventh round.

2015
Wins Against Wladimir Klitschko

Fury earns one of the finest victories of any British boxer in history as he outpoints W.B.A., W.B.O., and I.B.F. heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany.

2016
Hiatus Period

He reportedly fails a drug test for the illegal chemical nandrolone and is deemed 'medically unfit to fight.'

2018
Comeback

Sefer Seferi, an Albanian boxer, is his opponent when he makes his comeback.

Why We Love Tyson Fury

  1. He inspires others

    Big Cass, a former W.W.E. Superstar, has had a difficult path since his time with the company ended. He has been quite open about his alcohol use and mental health. Tyson Fury, which many wrestling fans probably aren't aware of, is a key reason Cass is, luckily, attempting to put things back together for himself.

  2. Mental health conscious

    Fury was very forthcoming about his mental health problems. He has participated in charitable activities and is an ambassador for the Frank Bruno Foundation, a mental health charity.

  3. The biggest attraction in boxing

    Whether you like him or not, Tyson Fury is currently boxing's top draw. Bigger than Canelo Alvarez, Anthony Joshua, and even Deontay Wilder and Andy Ruiz. The fighters mentioned above are all excellent heavyweights; it's just that Fury has an indescribable 'it' element. He is charismatic, real, amusing, larger than life, and most importantly, he can fight.

5 Surprising Facts

  1. He has Irish traveler roots

    Fury's father and grandfather are descended from Irish Travelers, both born in Tuam.

  2. A huge fan of soccer

    The boxer's favorite club is Manchester United F.C.

  3. He wants Brock Lesnar

    The lineal champion has declared publicly that he would like to face Brock Lesnar at some time and that WrestleMania would be the ideal setting for such a confrontation.

  4. He is a big fan of wrestling

    He is simply a passionate follower of wrestling, much like his family, who have followed the sport since he was a small lad.

  5. B.T. Connection

    All of Fury's boxing contests are exclusive to the B.T. Sports T.V. Channel.

Tyson Fury FAQs

Does Tyson Fury have tattoos?

As far as we know, the heavyweight fighter has no tattoos, but he respects fans who have tattoos of him.

How many children do Tyson Fury and Paris have?

Tyson Fury, the heavyweight champion, is not just a terrific fighter but also a loving father. With six kids, Tyson Fury and his wife Paris have been together for a long time.

What is Tyson Fury's professional record?

With a 32-0-1 professional record, Tyson Fury is the undisputed current W.B.C., Ring, and lineal heavyweight champion of the world.

Tyson Fury’s birthday dates

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