Tyson Fury is a renowned professional British boxer who has maintained an unbeaten record since the beginning of his pro boxing career in 2008. He was named the Ring Magazine’s Fighter of the Year following his great victory over the long-reigning heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. After the fight, he was crowned as the WBA, WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight world champion. Learn more about the aggressive and powerful boxer below.
Tyson Fury Bio (Age)
Born Tyson Luke Fury in Wythenshawe, Manchester, England on August 12, 1988; Tyson came from a lineage of boxing legends. His father John Fury started as a bare-knuckle fighter but later turned pro during the ’80s. His cousins Andy Lee, Hughie Fury, and Hosea Burton are also distinguished boxing champions in the middleweight and heavyweight categories.
Fury started training as a boxer from a very tender age and he participated in different competitions in his area. As an amateur, he won the ABA national championship in 2008. Also, he was a bronze medalist at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championships held in 2006. At the end of his youth career, Fury had a record of 31 wins out of 35 fights.
Professional Boxing Career
The furious boxer turned pro in 2008 and his first professional match was against Bela Gyongyosi which he won by knockout in the first round. In the following year, he recorded six more victories in six fights.
Fury hitched the English heavyweight title after defeating John McDermott in September 2009, that was his first professional title. He also won the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles in July 2011, after beating Dereck Chisora. He defended his title against Nicolai Firtha and Naven Pajkic respectively later in the year.
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 WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight championship title after his triumph over Vinny Maddalone. In November 2014, he became the European and British heavyweight champion after defeating Dereck Chisora. He also knocked out Christian Hammer to hold onto his title in February 2015.
Fury achieved a milestone in his career in 2015 when he defeated the long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko to win the unified world heavyweight championship. The titles include WBA, The Ring, Lineal, WBO, IBO, and IBF heavyweight titles. The following year, a re-match against Klitschko was fixed but was eventually postponed following Fury’s sprained ankle injury.
Furthermore, Tyson Fury alongside his cousin Hughie Fury was charged with the possession of prohibited substances by the UK Anti-Doping agency. In view of that, Fury vacated his unified world heavyweight title and was further stripped of The Ring’s heavyweight title in February 2018. After being away from boxing for about two years; Fury returned in 2018, winning two fights against Francesco Pianeta and Sefer Seferi respectively.
Tyson has been amazing since the beginning of his boxing career and has won several championship titles. He has also earned a huge amount of money from his pay-per-views bouts, championships, as well as from endorsement deals. The boxer currently has an estimated net worth of $20 million.
His Wife and Kids
Like in boxing, Fury is also successful in his love life. He is happily married to a lady named Paris and they both have three adorable children. Paris grew up in Doncaster, South Yorks. The pair met each other several years ago at a mutual friend’s wedding. At the time, Paris was just 15 years old. The following year, they met again at Paris’ sixteenth birthday party and became lovers afterward. The couple decided to seal their love with a nuptial bond in 2008. Their wedding was held in Paris’ hometown in South York and over 300 guests were in attendance. Interestingly, the couple didn’t sleep together until their wedding night.
Paris once revealed that Tyson wants them to have ten children. Anyway, they welcomed their fourth child named Valencia Amber Fury in December 2017. Before Valencia, they had Prince Tyson Fury II, Prince John James Fury, and Venezuela. The amazing couple has been living happily and there are no signs of marital issues between them.
Tyson Fury Height and Weight
The British boxing champion is very big and hefty. He is well-known for his aggressive fighting style which has kept him atop his game. Tyson appears to be taller than most of his opponents with his height of 6 feet 9 inches (2.06 m). He weighs 116.57 kg (257 pounds) and his distinctive features are his bald hair and scary smile.