Tyson Fury Bio
Tyson Luke Fury is an English professional boxer who was born in Manchester, England 12th August 1988. Fury is currently undefeated and remains the WBC world heavyweight champion, although he has also previously held The Ring Magazine title from 2020 until August 2022 and several other world titles.
Fury first won the WBC belt in 2020 during his rematch with Deontay Wilder and has defended it only twice since.
Gypsy King belt history
So, what other belts has the Gypsy King previously held? Following Fury’s unanimous decision win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, he took the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring titles with him.
Fury’s heritage is of both English and Irish dissent as he was born in an Irish travelling family who emigrated to Manchester prior to Tyson’s birth, while his parents were still young. Fury won the ABA super-heavyweight title as an amateur in 2008 before turning professional later that year while he was still 20 years old. As of November 2022, the Gypsy King remains the number one heavyweight boxer in the world and is yet to be bettered in the ring.
Tyson Fury professional boxing record, stats and figures
|Nickname||The Gypsy King|
|Rank within division||N/A|
|Height||6′ 9″ / 205cm|
|Reach||85″ / 216cm|
|Knockouts and Percentage||23 (70%)|
|Pro Debut||Bela Gyongyosi (6th December 2008)|
|Titles Won / Date of Each
How Many Currently Held
|WBC World Heavyweight / 22nd February 2020 / Deontay Wilder|
Tyson Fury is an advocate for mental health
Tyson Fury has become an outspoken advocate for mental health since returning to the fight game in 2018. The reason for Fury’s two-and-a-half-year break from the sport was a severe bout of depression which saw the star nearly take his own life.
Following most bouts since his return, the Gypsy King has won the hearts of fans with his personal and revealing story, always standing up for mental health issues in post-fight interviews and having written a book called ‘Behind The Mask’ which he claims to have spent three years writing, having “poured my heart into it and never held any secrets back”.
Fury’s goal of ending the stigma around mental health and advocating especially for men to speak out when they need help has been seen as incredibly admirable and is the first time for a world heavyweight champion to ever shed light on the important issue of mental health.
If you or someone you know is in need of help, you can contact the Samaritans via their website, text SHOUT to 85258, or call 116 123.