Tyson Fury is a renowned British professional boxer who has held an unbeaten record since the beginning of his professional boxing career in 2008. After his great victory over long-time heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, he was voted fighter of the year by Ring Magazine. After the fight, he was crowned WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF world heavyweight champion. Learn more about the aggressive and powerful boxer below.
Tyson Fury Bio (Age)
Born on August 12, 1988, as Tyson Luke Fury in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England; Tyson came from a line of boxing legends. His father John Fury started out as a bare-fist boxer but later became a professional in the 1980s. His cousins Andy Lee, Hughie Fury, and Hosea Burton are also important middle and heavyweight boxing champions.
Fury began training as a boxer at a very tender age and has participated in various competitions in his area. As an amateur, he won the national ABA championship in 2008. He was also a bronze medalist at the 2006 AIBA World Youth Boxing Championships. At the end of his youth career, Fury had a record of 31 victories from 35 fights.
Professional Boxing Career
The angry boxer turned pro in 2008 and his first professional fight was against Bela Gyongyosi, which he won in the first round by knockout. The following year he recorded six more wins in six fights.
Fury took the English heavyweight title after defeating John McDermott in September 2009, which was his first professional title. In July 2011 he also won the British and Commonwealth heavyweight title after defeating Dereck Chisora. Later that year he defended his title against Nicolai Firtha and Naven Pajkic.
The boxer defeated Martin Rogan in April 2012 to win the Irish heavyweight title, and in July of the same year, he won his first intercontinental WBO heavyweight title after his triumph over Vinny Maddalone. In November 2014 he became European and British heavyweight champion after his victory over Dereck Chisora. He also knocked out Christian Hammer to retain his title in February 2015.
Fury reached a milestone in his career in 2015 when he defeated longtime world champion Wladimir Klitschko to win the unified heavyweight world championship. Titles include WBA, The Ring, Ruler, WBO, IBO, and IBF in heavyweight. The following year, a re-match against Klitschko was scheduled but was finally postponed after Fury’s ankle sprain.
In addition, Tyson Fury and his cousin Hughie Fury were charged by the British anti-doping agency with possession of prohibited substances. In the face of these charges, Fury relinquished his combined heavyweight world championship title and in February 2018 was stripped of The Ring heavyweight title. After staying away from boxing for about two years, Fury returned in 2018 and won two fights against Francesco Pianeta and Sefer Seferi.
Tyson has been amazing since the beginning of his boxing career and has won several championship titles. He has also made a huge amount of money through his pay-per-view fights, championships, and sponsorship deals. The boxer currently has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
His Wife and Kids
As in boxing, Fury is also successful in his love life. He is happily married to a lady named Paris and both have three enchanting children. Paris grew up in Doncaster, South Yorks. The couple met a few years ago at the wedding of a mutual friend. At that time Paris was just 15 years old. The following year they met again at the party for Paris’ sixteenth birthday and became lovers afterward. In 2008 the couple decided to seal their love with a marriage bond. The wedding took place in the hometown of Paris in South York and over 300 guests were present. Interestingly, the couple did not sleep together until the wedding night.
Paris once revealed that Tyson wants them to have ten children. Anyway, in December 2017, they welcomed their fourth child, Valencia Amber Fury. Before Valencia, they had Prince Tyson Fury II, Prince John James Fury, and Venezuela. The amazing couple lives happily and there are no signs of marital problems between them.
Tyson Fury’s Height and Weight
The British Boxing Champion is very big and strong. He is known for his aggressive fighting style, which has kept him at the top of his game. Tyson seems to be taller than most of his opponents with his height of 2.06 m (6 feet 9 inches). He weighs 116.57 kg (257 pounds) and is characterized by his bald hair and scary smile.