Tyson Fury is a British professional boxer. He became the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion in 2020 and had previously held the unified heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016. Additionally, he won the Ring magazine title twice between 2015 and 2022, and during his initial reign as champion, he also held the International Boxing Organization (IBO) title.
Full name-Tyson Luke Fury
Born-12 August 1988
Birthplace- Wythenshawe, United Kingdom
Spouse-Paris Fury (m. 2008)
Profession-British professional boxer, and Musician
Tyson Luke Fury was born on August 12, 1988, in the Wythenshawe region of Manchester. He is the son of Amber and John Fury, who are of Irish Traveller descent.
Tyson Fury and Tommy Fury are half-brothers, both born to the same father, John Fury, but they have different mothers.
Tommy Fury, born on May 7, 1999, is the son of John Fury and his second wife, Chantal. Like his elder brother, Tyson, Tommy has pursued a career in professional boxing and, as of 2023, remains undefeated.
Fury first crossed paths with his future wife, Paris (formerly known as Mullroy), when she was 15 and he was 17 years old. Their romantic relationship started a year after they initially met, and they tied the knot in 2008 at St. Peter in Chains Catholic Church in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.
Fury’s mother followed the Protestant faith, while his father was a Catholic, but neither parent actively practiced their religions. Instead, Fury was introduced to religion by his uncle, who was a born-again Christian and a Pentecostal preacher within the Irish Traveller community.
The couple shares six children: three sons, all named Prince, and three daughters. When questioned about the choice of the name Prince for his sons, Fury explained, “I’m a king and they’re princes until they earn their rightful name.” His first son, Prince, was named after his favorite British fighter, Prince Naseem. Sadly, Paris experienced a miscarriage before Fury’s scheduled fight with Ustinov in 2014 and lost another child on the day of his comeback fight against Seferi in 2018.
In his amateur career, Fury represented both England and Ireland, being born in Manchester to an Irish Traveller family. His family roots trace back to Belfast and Galway; his parents immigrated to England at a young age. Fury clinched the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2008 before turning professional at the age of 20. After winning the English heavyweight title twice, he became the British and Commonwealth champion in 2011 by defeating the undefeated Derek Chisora. Fury further secured the Irish and WBO Inter-Continental titles before triumphing over Chisora again in a 2014 rematch for the European and WBO International heavyweight titles. This success, coupled with his flawless 24–0 record, led to a match with the long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany, which Fury won by unanimous decision.
Following the Klitschko bout, Fury was stripped of his IBF title due to his inability to fight the IBF’s mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov, owing to a rematch clause in his contract with Klitschko. The rematch never occurred as Fury battled mental health issues, leading to struggles with alcoholism, drug use, and significant weight gain. In 2016, he relinquished the WBA, WBO, and IBO titles. The Ring also stripped him of his last remaining title in early 2018. After over two years of inactivity, Fury made a comeback in 2018, challenging Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title. Their first encounter ended controversially in a draw, with Fury’s remarkable performance earning him Comeback of the Year from The Ring and several other awards. In the rematch in February 2020, Fury defeated Wilder by technical knockout in the seventh round after a dominant display. He secured another victory over Wilder in their trilogy fight in October 2021, this time with a knockout in the eleventh round.
After his victory over Deontay Wilder, Fury became the third heavyweight, following Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali, to hold The Ring magazine title twice. He is widely acknowledged as the lineal heavyweight champion by various media outlets. As of December 2022, Fury is recognized as the world’s best active heavyweight by BoxRec and ESPN. He is also ranked sixth pound-for-pound by ESPN and the Boxing Writers Association of America, and seventh by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board.
In September 2019, Century, an imprint of Penguin Random House, secured the publishing rights to Fury’s autobiography, titled “Behind the Mask: My Autobiography.” The book was released on 14 November 2019 and quickly soared to the number-one bestseller position on Amazon within 24 hours of its release. Following this success, Fury published his second book, “The Furious Method,” in 2020.
Fury, known for his spontaneous singing, often made headlines for serenading audiences with songs inside the boxing ring after matches and during promotional events. In 2019, he showcased his vocal talents as a guest vocalist on English singer-songwriter Robbie Williams’ studio album “The Christmas Present,” featuring on the track “Bad Sharon.” Additionally, on 11 November 2022, Fury released a cover of “Sweet Caroline” as a single, with proceeds dedicated to the men’s mental health charity, Talk Club.
Beyond his music endeavors, Fury expanded his business ventures. On 16 February 2022, he introduced a new line of energy drinks called Furocity Energy, positioning itself as a competitor to established market leaders Red Bull and Monster Energy. Subsequently, Fury expanded the Furocity brand to include ice lollies, energy gum, and protein bars, showcasing his entrepreneurial spirit in the competitive market.
Net Worth 2023
As of 2023, Fury’s estimated net worth stands at $65 million.
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Tyson Fury v Francis Ngannou
Tyson Fury temporarily shifts his focus from the heavyweight world-title arena as he squares off against MMA star Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia this Saturday.
In this non-title heavyweight bout regulated by the British Boxing Board of Control, the British boxer faces former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou, who is considered a significant underdog against the undefeated WBC champion. It’s worth noting that Fury’s championship belt is not at stake in this matchup. Fury himself has stated that if he loses, the world has the right to “laugh” at him.