Tyson Fury is a British professional boxer who was born on August 12, 1988, in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester.
He is the current World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight champion, a title he has held since 2020.
Fury has also held the unified heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016 and the Ring magazine title twice between 2015 and 2022.
He has a record of 33 wins, 24 of which were by knockout, and one draw.
Fury has fought in two different trilogies, beating Derek Chisora all three fights and is 2-0-1 with 2 KOs against Deontay Wilder.
He also has notable victories over Wladimir Klitschko and Dillian White.
Tyson Fury height
At the time of publishing this article, Fury stands at 6 feet 9 inches tall (206 cm).
Fury’s height is taller than the average height of a heavyweight boxer, which is around 6 feet 2 inches (188 cm).
However, there are other heavyweight boxers who are also tall and close to Fury’s height.
For example, Deontay Wilder is 6 feet 7 inches (201 cm) tall, while Alexander Povetkin and David Price are both 6 feet 8 inches (203 cm) tall.
Tyson Fury career
Fury is a British professional boxer who was born on August 12, 1988, in Wythenshawe, Manchester, to Amber and John Fury.
He was born three months premature and weighed just 1 pound (450 g).
His father named him after American boxer Mike Tyson, who was the heavyweight world champion at the time.
Fury’s family lineage comes from Belfast and Galway; his parents emigrated to England at a young age.
Additionally, his family has a long history in boxing.
Fury’s father competed in the 1980s as “Gypsy” John Fury, initially as a bare-knuckle and unlicensed boxer, and then as a professional boxer.
He represented both England and Ireland as an amateur boxer, and he won the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2008 before turning professional later that year at 20 years of age.
Fury’s professional career has been quite successful.
He has held the World Boxing Council (WBC) heavyweight title since 2020.
Previously, Fury held the unified heavyweight titles from 2015 to 2016, and the Ring magazine title twice between 2015 and 2022.
He also held the International Boxing Organization (IBO) title during his first reign as champion. Fury has a total of 34 fights, with 33 wins, 24 of which were by KO and 1 draw.
Fury’s most notable victories include his 2015 victory against Wladimir Klitschko, the then-reigning heavyweight champion of the world, to win the WBA (Super), I.B.O., W.B.O. and I.B.F. crowns.
He also defeated Deontay Wilder, making him the world’s two-time heavyweight champion.
Fury is known for his unusual combination of size, speed, and agility, which is unusual for a big heavyweight.
What is Tyson Fury’s boxing style?
Fury is known for his unique and unpredictable boxing style, which he tailors for each opponent he faces.
He is a good mover, both with his feet and his head.
He is constantly twitching his head, body, hands, and feet, which makes it difficult for his opponents to predict his movements.
Additionally, Fury’s feints a lot during his fights, which opens up his other tools, and often throws out multiple feints before actually throwing a punch.
He also an excellent jab, and he uses a few different types of jabs during his bouts, and sometimes flicks his jab as a way to disrupt his opponent’s timing and rhythm.
Fury uses a more traditional jab to score points and measure distance, and he throws jabs from his waist to keep his opponents guessing.
One of the things that make Fury’s jabs so effective is the way he constantly varies how he throws them.
Fury has also adopted the clinch into his boxing style; he uses the clinch as a way to control his opponents and wear them down.
His defense is arguably the best in the heavyweight division.
Fury uses his masterful understanding of boxing and his lengthy frame to force opponents to work extra hard to land a meaningful shot on him.
He parries, slips and shoulder rolls punches, and he is also good at tying up his opponents in the clinch.
Fury’s style is more technical and disciplined than Mike Tyson’s, for example, but it is also unpredictable and hard to read.
His mindset is also a key part of his success, as he has tremendous amounts of self-belief and can back up his cockiness with his skills.
Tyson Fury’s wife
Fury’s wife is Paris Fury, born on December 5, 1989, in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, England.
She is currently 33 years old.
Fury and Paris first met in their teenage years at a mutual friend’s wedding, and just three years later, they exchanged their vows in November 2008.
Paris is the mother of their seven children, three sons, all named Prince, and four daughters; the couple faced the tragedy of miscarriage twice in their life.
Paris is also an entrepreneur and a best-selling author of Love and Fury.
She has social media accounts on Instagram and X (formerly known as Twitter), where she posts about her family and her entrepreneurial ventures.
Paris boasts an impressive follower count of over 1.7 million on Instagram and over 50,000 on X.
She has also been featured in the Netflix docuseries At Home With The Furys, which aired in August 2023.
The show features Fury, his wife Paris, and their six children as they navigate their life after Tyson’s retirement.