Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury

Date of Birth: 12th August 1988
Class: Heavyweight
Weight: 274lbs
Height: 6ft 9in (206cm)
Trainer: Peter Fury
Career Achievements

WBO World Heavyweight Champion (2015 - 2016)
WBA Super World Heavyweight Champion (2015 - 2016)
IBO Heavyweight Champion (2015 - 2016)
IBF World Heavyweight Champion (2015 - 2016)
WBO International Heavyweight Champion (2014 - 2015)
British Heavyweight Champion (2011 & 2014)
EBU European Heavyweight Champion (2014)
WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Champion (2012)
Irish Heavyweight Champion (2012)
Commonwealth Heavyweight Champion (2011)
English Heavyweight Champion (2009 - 2010)

Latest BoxNation Fight

28th February 2015 - RTD win over Christian Hammer

Tyson Fury | Former Heavyweight Champion of the World

The outspoken Fury is a giant at 6ft 9in tall. He is a switch-hitter, capable of changing from orthodox to southpaw during a fight.

Fury is a prime example of a tall boxer using his jab to dominate the ring against smaller opponents. This can be seen in his performances against Dereck Chisora and Christian Hammer.

By far his biggest win to date came when he shocked the boxing world in November 2015 by travelling to Dusseldorf and upsetting all the odds as he beat Wladimir Klitschko to wrest away 4 world titles to become the WBA Super, WBO and IBO Heavyweight Champion of the World. 

Tyson Fury v Christian Hammer

Fury represented both England and Ireland as an amateur boxer and in 2008 he won the ABA Championship before turning professional in the same year.

Fighting and the Fury family

Fury was born into a family of Irish Traveller heritage. His father is from Tuam, County Galway and his maternal grandmother is from County Tipperary.

His family has a long history of boxing, his father competing as 'Gypsy' John Fury in the 1980s. Fury is also the cousin of WBO World Middleweight Championship-winning Irishman Andy Lee.

Bad Blood

In 2011 Dereck Chisora and Tyson Fury clashed at The Wembley Arena in a highly anticipated fight for the British and Commonwealth Heavyweight titles in Chisora's cabinet.

Chisora V Fury I

Fury won by a unanimous points decision and went on to win his next seven bouts, including his first USA appearance against Steve Cunningham in 2013.

Then in 2014 the rematch was on; the decider in which the two would battle again for the now vacant British Heavyweight Championship, as well as Chisora's European and WBO International Heavyweight titles. Chisora returned for redemption with his titles on the line, Fury gambled his zero.

Chisora V Fury II

Fury was victorious in the huge show at the London ExCel on November 29, switching to southpaw during the fight and keeping Chisora at a distance with his jab to gradually wear him down. 'Del Boy' was retired by his own corner at the end of the tenth round.

Tyson Fury's Risky Business

After his second win over Dereck Chisora, Tyson Fury became mandatory to face Wladimir Klitschko, the heavyweight king.

So it was a surprise to fighting fans when Fury accepted a challenge from Romanian heavyweight Christian Hammer. 'The Prince' would not just be putting his zero and his WBO International Heavyweight title on the line, but would risk his shot at Wladimir Klitschko's world title.

Tyson Fury V Christian Hammer

On February 28, the taller Fury employed a steady use of the jab to break Romanian Hammer's heart and defeat him by retirement in the eighth round.

Tyson Fury makes history after beating Klitschko

On November 28th 21015, Fury travelled to Wladimir Klitschko's adopted home country of Germany for the biggest fight of his life as he challenged for the Ukrainian's World Titles, and to break Klitschko's 9-year spell as a Heavyweight World Champion.

Fury was outstanding, bringing skill and swagger in equal measure as he outboxed the much heralded Klitschko and, without landing any major blows, took a surprising but richly deserved points decision win on foreign soil.

Fury v Klitschko 2: The rematch

A war of words, and Fury and Klitschko were due to meet once again after a fiery announcement press conference in Manchester. Unfortunately, after severely injuring his ankle in training, Fury was forced to postpone the fight and then the re-arranged contest for October 29th.

Belts vacated

After the rematch with Klitschko was cancelled, Fury voluntarily vacated his WBO and WBA World Heavyweight Titles with immediate effect to focus on fully recovering after being declared "medically unfit".