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Who is Tyson Fury, the WBC world heavyweight champion?

Tyson Luke Fury was born on August 12, 1988 in Manchester. His parents are Irish named John and Amber. Tyson Fury was born 3 months premature and weighs only 450g. His father chose the name Tyson, inspired by heavyweight legend Mike Tyson.

Tyson Fury’s family has a long tradition of Boxing. His father competed in the 1980s and became known as “Gypsy” John Fury. Tyson Fury’s cousins ​​are also professional boxers, including Hughie Fury, Nathan Gorman, Andy Lee and Hosea Burton. Tyson Fury’s half-brother, Tommy Fury, at the end of 2018 also started his career.

Fury came to Boxing at the age of 10. His amateur record table is 31-4 with 2 gold medals, 1 gold medal and 1 bronze medal in European, English and world tournaments. Tyson Fury began his professional career in December 2008.

After 24 consecutive victories and winning domestic and continental championships, Tyson Fury had the opportunity to compete against Wladimir Klitschko in the WBA belt match ( Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring together with the title of Lineal champion in November 2015.

Tyson Fury returns to glory after a victory over Deontay Wilder

After the victory over Wladimir Klitschko, Fury retired because of instability. During this time, Tyson Fury gained a lot of weight because of the abuse of alcohol and drugs. In December 2016, Tyson Fury was determined to return. He has battled mental health issues, with cravings and with alcoholism. With less determination, Tyson Fury lost 63kg and had a rematch in June 2018.

On December 1, Tyson Fury competed with Deontay Wilder for the first time. Although the match was more impressive than the opponent, the match had a controversial draw.

On February 22, Tyson Fury fought against Deontay Wilder and won an overwhelming victory. With the Knockout triumph, Tyson Fury confirmed that he deserves to be the owner of the WBC belt.

Profile Tyson Fury

Date of Birth: August 12, 1988

British nationality

Height: 206cm

Weight: Heavyweight

Professional achievement: 30-0-1

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The famous boxer coming from black slaves (Part 1)

Born in slavery, Bill Richmond fought tirelessly to become the greatest African American sports boxer of his time.

Born to be a warrior

On July 19, 1821, King George IV ascended the throne to rule England during a lavish coronation at the Palace of Westminster. In the dazzling palace, with solemn rituals, one was surprised and puzzled when 18 large figures appeared, especially among them a black man.

It was one of the top boxers in England, and also the most prestigious athletes of the time. But the fact that a black man had the honor of attending the King’s coronation was extremely rare in conservative 19th-century English society.

Bill Richmond was born a slave on Staten Island, New York in 1763 and grew up in the family of Richard Charlton, a wealthy pastor of St. Peter’s Church. Then an accidental meeting in the summer of 1776 changed the life of the slave boy.

That day, Brigadier General Percy, commander of British forces in the United States, entered a bustling pub where his soldiers were having a cup of tea. A battle broke out, and a lone protagonist defending himself became the center of attention: the 13-year-old Bill Richmond. General Percy was impressed by the boy’s fighting spirit, after which he persuaded Pastor Charlton to sell the young man.

In the 1700s, pugilism, also known as boxing, was one of the most popular sports in England and was probably the number one after horse racing. Initially General Percy arranged pugilism matches for Richmond solely to entertain his guests, and the black boy’s opponents were often the most “evil” British soldiers Percy could find. see.

The famous boxer

In 1777, Percy sent the young man to northern England, attending a school in Yorkshire. After marrying and having a child with a white woman, in 1795, Richmond moved to London and became the boxing coach of the Camelford Lord Thomas Pitt, a former navy officer who loved boxing.

Together Pitt and Richmond attended prizefighting matches (barefoot boxing), the boxers were not wearing gloves and the match could last a lot. Prizefighting is similar to today’s MMA or UFC matches, really brutal and bloody.

But it was not until 36 years old that Richmond entered the professional boxing career. In 1804, Richmond faced the notorious and invincible warrior George Maddox. Although the match lasted 9 innings, Richmond did not win, but his effort was a victory. Maddox often kills an opponent in just a few rounds, and it is unthinkable for a rookie to fight 9 rounds with him.