Tyson Luke Fury was born on August 12, 1988. Fury was a preemie and weighed one pound at birth. He was born three months early. He was born in Manchester; England and he is a professional boxer. He is ranked as one of the best active heavyweights in the world. The Transnational Boxing Rankings Board ranked him as the third-best.
When he first started boxing, he would fight for England and Ireland. He has family lineage and relatives in Belfast and Germany. He was 20 years old when he became a professional boxer.
Fury has not always had it easy. He suffered from mental health problems. These issues eventually lead to alcoholism, extreme weight gain, and using recreational drugs. He was charged with breaking anti-doping rules. He left boxing until 2018.
Tyson Fury’s Boxing Career
Fury has had quite the career already. When he was an amateur, Fury fought doe England and Ireland. As he represented Ireland three times at an international level. He began at the Holy Family Boxing Club in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
He did not get to represent England in the Olympics in 2008 because at that time, each country had one boxer to represent them in each weight division. He won the ABA Super-heavyweight title in 2008. Then later that year, he turned pro.
His amateur record was 31-4 with 26 knockouts.
Fury made his debut at age 20. December 6th in 2008 was a Nottingham undercard bout. He won this fight and many more to come.
He has fought Kevin Johnson, Steve Cunningham, Deontay Wilder, David Haye, Gonzalo Omar Basile, and more. This list of won is huge for him.
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Tyson Fury Lifestyle
Tyson Fury has been securitized by the British media. He has been vocal about homosexuality, abortion, and hot topics. He told the media that he never meant to hurt anyone’s feelings or anything by saying certain words. He is a Christian and felt bad for saying bad things.
Tyson Fury has been known to do a lot of silly things as well. One of them being to dress like Batman and coming to his press conference in a Lamborghini.
Tyson Fury Family
Tyson Fury met his wife when they were very young. In fact, she was 15 and he was only 17. His wife, Paris, is Catholic, like Fury. She was raised in a gypsy family. A year after they met, they began dating one another. In 2008, they were, married in Doncaster, South Yorkshire in St. Peter in Chains Catholic Cathedral. They have five children together.
They live in Morecambe, Lancashire. In 2015, Tyson Fury expressed feelings about running for the UK Member of Parliament. Fury felt like there was not a lot being done in the communities where immigrants, homeless people, and drug addicts reside. He wants more services to be around for them and feels like they are looked at differently because they are in this situation. He has become a strong advocate for this group of people as well.
In 2016, Fury discussed the racial abuse that he received when he was fighting as a Gypsy champion. He feels that no one wanted him to do well because of that stereotype of Gypsies. Tyson Fury also contemplated leaving the UK. He felt as if he was not accepted there.
Tyson Fury is also an ambassador for the Frank Bruno mental health charity.
Fury’s Net Worth
Tyson Fury has a net worth of $40 million.
Tyson Fury Next Fight
The next Tyson Fury fight will be February 22, 2019. He will be fighting Deontay Wilder. The Fury-Wilder 2 will be held at MGM Grand, Las Vegas.