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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