Tyson Fury is a British boxer who was born in 1988 and has been boxing since he was 18 years old. In 2013 he became the number one ranked contender for The Ring magazine’s Heavyweight Championship title.
Tyson Fury Professional Boxer
Tyson Fury is one of the best pro boxers in the world. He became the number one ranked contender. Fury has also competed in mixed martial arts and was signed to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2012.
He is a heavyweight, which means he can fight people who are six foot four or taller because he’s six feet seven inches tall.
Fury grew up on a council estate and often had to use his fists to protect himself from bullies and gang members, which led him into boxing at 18 years old. His grandfather was a champion boxer and took Fury under his wing while training him.
Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015
Tyson Fury won the WBO Heavyweight title fight in November 2015 against Wladimir Klitschko. They fought for one hour and six minutes with Tyson Fury being proclaimed the winner. It was the longest bout in heavyweight boxing history.
The fight was stopped when Wladimir Klitschko suffered a cut to his head after he lost control of his mouth guard and it slipped into his eye, blinding him. The doctor then called off the bout and awarded Fury the victory on a technical knockout (TKO).
How much does tyson fury weigh
Tyson Fury is six feet seven inches tall and weighs in at 265 pounds.
Tyson Fury Biography and Family Members
His full name is John Tyson Fury and he has three siblings. He was born in Manchester, England where his father named John ‘Chavannes’ Fury grew up.
When he turned 18 years old, he began to train with his father’s cousin Peter who had been a top amateur boxer for many years. He then met former Irish heavyweight champion and his current boxing manager, Mick Hennessy.
Tyson Fury’s Wife and Daughter
Fury was engaged to Paris Hilton in 2013 but they broke up soon after. In 2015 he became engaged to the daughter of 80s popstar Mel Smith (Melanie Jane Smith). They had a baby girl together on January 8, 2016.
They then welcomed a second baby girl on July 8, 2017!
Tyson Fury’s Boxing Career Started
Tyson Fury’s background going to a professional boxer was intense. He had to fight his way through a lot of bullies and gang members, so he turned to boxing as a way to defend himself. His grandfather was a champion boxer, so he took Tyson under his wing and began training him.
In 2013, Tyson Fury became the number one ranked contender for The Ring magazine’s Heavyweight Championship title. In November 2015, he won the WBO Heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko. It was the longest bout in heavyweight boxing history.
Tyson Fury was undefeated for 24 consecutive fights before losing to Klitschko on points in October 2013.
Fury suffered from depression and turned to alcohol and drugs for comfort. He was also reported as saying that he would be dead or in prison within three years of winning the title.
In 2015, Fury pulled out of a rematch against Klitschko because he claimed that he was “medically unfit” to fight with severe mental health problems.
He then opened up about his depression and turned to alcohol, drugs, binge eating, sex with prostitutes, gambling and food binges. He was quoted as saying that he would be dead or in jail within three years of winning the title.
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