Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury is an undefeated heavyweight Professional Boxer and a former Amateur Boxer.
He started his amateur boxing career with Ireland and represented them three times. Later, he would start representing England and win the EU Junior Championship in 2007 and ABA-Super Heavyweight Championship in 2008. He left the amateur boxing in 2008 with a record of 31 wins and 4 losses. After switching to Professional boxing, Fury rose through the ranks from 2010 onwards. He won the English Heavyweight title, British and Commonwealth Heavyweight title in 2011.
After being undefeated after 24 matches in his professional boxing career, he faced the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring and lineal heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany. Fury would win that match and with it, all the titles. But, he later vacated the title in 2016 as he was dealing with depression and drug abuse for months. Fury made his comeback in 2018 against Sefer Seferi with another win before setting a match with Deontay Wilder, who is also undefeated in his career. The fight between ended in a draw and a rematch between them is set for February 2020.
His comeback in 2018 has been hailed as he overcame his depression which forced him into a suicide attempt. He is also involved in a lot of social services as he wants people to acknowledge mental health issues. In October 2019, Fury would debut with WWE after engaging in a storyline with Braun Strowman. Fury is currently set to face Braun Strowman in a professional wrestling match at WWE Crown Jewel 2019 PPV show on 31 October 2019 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Important Stats for Tyson Fury
- Nicknames- The Gypsy King, The Furios One, 2 Fast
- Height- 6 feet 9 inches
- Weight- 255 Pounds
- Birth Date- 12 August 1988
- Professional Boxing Career Record- 29 wins, 0 defeats, 1 draw
- Wins by Knockout– 20
Highlights of Tyson Fury’s Boxing Career
- vs John McDermott – Won by Points – Became English heavyweight title. Record (8-0)
- vs Dereck Chisora – won by Unanimous Decision- Became British and Commonwealth heavyweight title. Record (15-0)
- vs Neven Pajkic – won by TKO – First defense of his Commonwealth heavyweight title.
- vs Martin Rogan – won by TKO – won vacant Irish Heavyweight title.
- vs Vinny Maddalone – won by TKO – won vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title.
- vs Christian Hammer – won by RTD (opponent Retired hurt) – Won European, WBO International, and vacant British heavyweight titles.
- vs Wladimir Klitschko – won by Unanimous Decision – Won WBA(Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring, and lineal heavyweight titles.
- vs Sefer Seferi – won by TKO (opponent Retired hurt) – Comeback Fight
- vs Deontay Wilder – draw – both men remain undefeated
Why is Tyson Fury Entering in Pro-Wrestling with WWE?
Tyson Fury is an active Professional boxer and does not have any prior experience in pro-wrestling what so ever. However, Fury and WWE had a discussion earlier for him to feature in wrestling events. For Crown Jewel 2019, Saudi Arabia Government, with whom WWE has huge 10 years deal, asked WWE to get Fury for the Crown Jewel event. Saudi Government will be holding festivals in Riyadh and the addition of Fury is a PR stunt.
Similarly, being a British Boxer, Fury is not easily recognized in the US market. He has signed a 5 years deal with ESPN to hold the fights in the United States worth $80 million. The appearances with WWE are just one of the ways with which ESPN and Fury are trying to build his brand.