Tyson Fury

Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a professional boxer who fights at heavyweight. In November 2015, he defeated Wladimir Klitschko to become the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring magazine unified heavyweight champion. Fury is the first Traveller to become boxing heavyweight champion of the world. Fury was subsequently stripped of the IBF title by choosing not to fight their mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov, upon agreeing to a rematch with Klitschko.

Having initially been denied the opportunity to fight for Ireland at the Olympic Games, he was permitted to represent both Great Britain and Ireland after tracing his family lineage to relatives in Belfast and Galway. Fury has represented both England and Ireland as an amateur, winning the ABA championship in 2008 before turning professional later that year. Currently undefeated, he is a two-time former British and English champion, a former European, Commonwealth and Irish heavyweight champion, as well as a former WBO Inter-Continental and WBO International heavyweight champion.  

 

 

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