Tyson Luke Fury, also known as the Gypsy King, is a heavyweight boxer born in Manchester, England. As an amateur, Tyson Fury represented both England and Ireland, but he failed to represent either country in the 2008 Olympics, after losing out to David Price because Olympics rules restrict each country to one boxer per weight class.
Fury finished his amateur career with a 31-4 record, with 26 of the wins coming by knockout.
In December 2008, at the age of 20, Fury began his professional career with a win over Hungarian fighter Bela Gyongyosi, whom he defeated in the first round by TKO. In 2009, a 21-year-old Fury won the English Heavyweight title after defeating John McDermott.
In 2011, Fury became one of the top contenders in the UK after defeating Dereck Chisora for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles.
Fury quickly moved up the heavyweight ranks after defeating title contender Kevin Johnson by unanimous decision in 2012, putting him in contention for Vilati Klitschko’s WBC title. However, the fight never materialized as Klitschko retired soon after due to injury and his interest in running for political office in his native Ukraine.
Fury would go on to defeat Steve Cunningham in his U.S. debut fight at Madison Square Garden Theater and get a TKO win over Joey Abell before defeating Dereck Chisora for the second time, making him the top contender for Wladimir Klitschko’s unified heavyweight championship.
Before his title fight with Klitschko, Fury defeated Christian Hammer at the O2 Arena in London in February 2015, then announced that he was ready for his title shot.
Despite his undefeated record, Fury was a big underdog going into his fight with Klitschko because of his inexperience and the caliber of fighters he had faced. The fight took place at Esprit Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany, which had become Klitschko’s home base.
The fight failed to live up to the hype as neither fighter did a lot offensively, but Fury got a unanimous decision, becoming the unified heavyweight champion.
10 days after the fight, the IBF stripped Fury of its title because his contract included a rematch clause for Klitschko, preventing Fury from fighting the IBF’s mandatory challenger Vyacheslav Glazkov.
In October 2016, after failing to defend his titles at least once, Fury vacated the WBA (Unified), WBO, IBO heavyweight titles. At the time, it was rumored that he would have been stripped of the title because of failed drug tests.
In January 2018, Fury announced that he would return to the ring. In May, the former champion won his first fight in over two years, defeating Sefer Seferi. In July, he defeated Francesco Pianeta in his second fight, setting up his WBC heavyweight championship fight with Tom Schwarz.
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|Date of Birth||1st June 1988|