tyson fury facts
Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury is recognizable all over the world but bbn They’ve found plenty of little-known facts that fans don’t know about the baby who was born weighing just 1 pound and grew to over six feet six tall to rule the world.
Tyson Luke Fury was born on August 12, 1988 in Manchester to parents Amber and John Fury, who are from a family of Irish travelers. Fury’s family lineage stems from Belfast and Galway; Her parents immigrated to England at a young age. Her paternal grandfather was from Tuam, Ireland; her maternal grandmother from County Tipperary; her mother was born in Belfast and her father in Galway. The family is of Gaelic origin, its name coming from Ó Fíodhabhair, meaning ‘bush eyebrows of a forest’, and descent dating back to the 12th century.
He grew up in Styal, Cheshire, about 10 miles south of Manchester. The Briton had problems obtaining dual citizenship because the state did not civilly register his father’s birth in Galway.
His father, John, named him after Mike Tyson. The reason was that Tyson was born three months early and weighed only 1 pound when he was born. Doctors gave the baby little chance of survival, so John named him Tyson and the “fighter” survived the premature birth. John and Amber had lost two daughters, both born prematurely before Tyson’s birth. John said: “The doctors told me there wasn’t much of a chance he would live. He had lost two daughters in the same way that they had been born prematurely. They told me there wasn’t much hope for him. It was 1988, Mike Tyson was in the thick of it as heavyweight champion of the world, so I said, ‘Let’s call him Tyson. The doctors just looked at me and smiled.”
He left school at the age of 10.
His amateur boxing record was 31-4, 26KOs.
The Fighting Fury family includes cousins, Hughie and Dempsey Fury; Nathan Gorman; Hosea Burton. As well as brother Roman Fury and half brother, Tommy Fury.
Tyson and his wife Paris have six children of their own: sons, Prince John James (10); Prince Tyson Fury II (5); Prince Adonis Amaziah (3); and daughters, Venezuela (12); Valencia Amber (5); Athena (2). Tyson wanted to name one of his son’s ‘Jesus’, but his wife Paris stood her ground and refused his request. The married couple announced in March that they are expecting their seventh child.
Tyson became the third heavyweight, after Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali, to hold the Ring Magazine belt twice.
When he fought Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, he made sure not to consume anything on fight night, which caused dehydration, but he still won the fight convincingly. He explained why: “I had good information from good resources to not touch anything in the locker room because they might try to drug you. I went home dehydrated before I even touched anything. I was so afraid that they would take a drug test and I would fail the drug test.”
Despite being a big, loud, confident and colorful character, the giant boxer publicly suffers from bouts of depression, admitting, “One minute I’m over the moon, and the next minute I feel like getting in my car and crashing it into a wall. Hundred miles an hour I don’t know what’s wrong with me I’m in a mess
One of her favorite movies is The Notebook!
Bronze medal at the 2006 World Junior Championships
Silver medal at the 2007 European Junior Championships
Gold medal at the 2007 EU Junior Championships
Gold medal at the 2008 English National Championships
english heavyweight title
Commonwealth Heavyweight Title
British heavyweight title
Irish heavyweight title
WBO Intercontinental Heavyweight Title x2
European heavyweight title
WBA ‘Super’ Heavyweight Title
IBF heavyweight title
WBO heavyweight title
IBO heavyweight title
The Ring Magazine Heavyweight Title x2
WBC heavyweight title
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