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Brit Tyson Luke Fury, known as “The Gypsy King,” is a prominent figure in professional boxing, known for his impressive skills and charismatic personality. Before turning professional, Fury had a notable amateur career, where he laid the foundation for his future successes in the ring.

Early Beginnings

  • Fury started boxing at a young age under the guidance of his father and former boxer, John Fury.

Amateur Career Achievements

  1. 2006 World Junior Championships: Fury won a bronze medal representing Ireland in the super-heavyweight division.
  2. 2007 European Union Junior Championships: He claimed the gold medal, representing Great Britain.
  3. 2007 European Junior Championships: Fury won a silver medal in the super-heavyweight category.
  4. 2008 English National Championship: He secured the gold medal in the super-heavyweight division in London.
  5. Overall Amateur Record: Fury amassed an impressive 31-4 record during his amateur career, including 26 knockouts.

Notable Matches and Tournaments

  • 2006 Chemnitz City Cup: Fury was the gold medalist in the junior division (+91kg) in Chemnitz, Germany.
  • 2007 Donbass Junior Cup: He earned a silver medal in Donetsk, Ukraine, in the super-heavyweight category.
  • Representation: Fury represented both England and Ireland at various international levels, showcasing his skills against seasoned opponents from around the world.

Challenges and Decisions

  • Olympic Ambitions: Fury aspired to compete in the 2008 Olympics but was not selected to represent Great Britain, as each country is limited to one boxer per weight division. David Price was chosen instead.
  • Eligibility Issues: He faced challenges in qualifying for Ireland and withdrew from the Irish national championships due to a dispute over his eligibility.
  • Decision to Turn Professional: Feeling disillusioned with amateur boxing, Fury decided not to wait for the 2012 Olympics and turned professional in 2008, at the age of 20.

Fury’s amateur career was marked by significant achievements and challenges that shaped his path to professional boxing. His success in various championships and his overall record reflect his potential, which he later fully realized in his professional career. Fury’s transition from amateur to professional was driven by his ambition and the limitations he faced in amateur boxing, particularly regarding Olympic participation.

Tyson Fury: Pro Career- Fight Results & Stats

Tyson Fury – Professional Fight Results & Information
No. Result Record Opponent Type Round, time Date Location Notes
35 Win 34–0–1 Francis Ngannou SD 10 28 Oct 2023 Kingdom Arena, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
34 Win 33–0–1 Derek Chisora TKO 10 (12), 2:51 3 Dec 2022 Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, England Retained WBC heavyweight title
33 Win 32–0–1 Dillian Whyte TKO 6 (12), 2:59 23 Apr 2022 Wembley Stadium, London, England Retained WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles
32 Win 31–0–1 Deontay Wilder KO 11 (12), 1:10 9 Oct 2021 T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US Retained WBC and The Ring heavyweight titles
31 Win 30–0–1 Deontay Wilder TKO 7 (12), 1:39 22 Feb 2020 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US Won WBC and vacant The Ring heavyweight titles
30 Win 29–0–1 Otto Wallin UD 12 14 Sep 2019 T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US
29 Win 28–0–1 Tom Schwarz TKO 2 (12), 2:54 15 Jun 2019 MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, US Won WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
28 Draw 27–0–1 Deontay Wilder SD 12 1 Dec 2018 Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, US For WBC heavyweight title
27 Win 27–0 Francesco Pianeta PTS 10 18 Aug 2018 Windsor Park, Belfast, Northern Ireland
26 Win 26–0 Sefer Seferi RTD 4 (10), 3:00 9 Jun 2018 Manchester Arena, Manchester, England
25 Win 25–0 Wladimir Klitschko UD 12 28 Nov 2015 Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf, Germany Won WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight titles
24 Win 24–0 Christian Hammer RTD 8 (12), 3:00 28 Feb 2015 The O2 Arena, London, England Retained WBO International heavyweight title
23 Win 23–0 Derek Chisora RTD 10 (12), 3:00 29 Nov 2014 ExCeL, London, England Won European, WBO International, and vacant British heavyweight titles
22 Win 22–0 Joey Abell TKO 4 (10), 1:48 15 Feb 2014 Copper Box Arena, London, England
21 Win 21–0 Steve Cunningham KO 7 (12), 2:55 20 Apr 2013 The Theater at Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, US
20 Win 20–0 Kevin Johnson UD 12 1 Dec 2012 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland
19 Win 19–0 Vinny Maddalone TKO 5 (12), 1:35 7 Jul 2012 Hand Arena, Clevedon, England Won vacant WBO Inter-Continental heavyweight title
18 Win 18–0 Martin Rogan TKO 5 (12), 3:00 14 Apr 2012 Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland Won vacant Irish heavyweight title
17 Win 17–0 Neven Pajkić TKO 3 (12), 2:44 12 Nov 2011 EventCity, Manchester, England Retained Commonwealth heavyweight title
16 Win 16–0 Nicolai Firtha TKO 5 (12), 2:19 18 Sep 2011 King’s Hall, Belfast, Northern Ireland
15 Win 15–0 Derek Chisora UD 12 23 Jul 2011 Wembley Arena, London, England Won British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles
14 Win 14–0 Marcelo Luiz Nascimento KO 5 (10), 2:48 19 Feb 2011 Wembley Arena, London, England
13 Win 13–0 Zack Page UD 8 19 Dec 2010 Colisée Pepsi, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
12 Win 12–0 Rich Power PTS 8 10 Sep 2010 York Hall, London, England
11 Win 11–0 John McDermott TKO 9 (12), 1:08 25 Jun 2010 Brentwood Centre Arena, Brentwood, England Won vacant English heavyweight title
10 Win 10–0 Hans-Jörg Blasko TKO 1 (8), 2:14 5 Mar 2010 Leisure Centre, Huddersfield, England
9 Win 9–0 Tomas Mrazek PTS 6 26 Sep 2009 The O2, Dublin, Ireland
8 Win 8–0 John McDermott PTS 10 11 Sep 2009 Brentwood Centre Arena, Brentwood, England Won English heavyweight title
7 Win 7–0 Aleksandrs Selezens TKO 3 (6), 0:48 18 Jul 2009 York Hall, London, England
6 Win 6–0 Scott Belshaw TKO 2 (8), 0:52 23 May 2009 Colosseum, Watford, England
5 Win 5–0 Matthew Ellis KO 1 (6), 0:48 11 Apr 2009 York Hall, London, England
4 Win 4–0 Lee Swaby RTD 4 (6), 3:00 14 Mar 2009 Aston Events Centre, Birmingham, England
3 Win 3–0 Daniil Peretyatko RTD 2 (6), 3:00 28 Feb 2009 Showground, Norwich, England
2 Win 2–0 Marcel Zeller TKO 3 (6), 2:50 17 Jan 2009 DW Stadium, Wigan, England
1 Win 1–0 Béla Gyöngyösi TKO 1 (6), 2:14 6 Dec 2008 National Ice Centre, Nottingham, England

Tyson Fury – Overall Net Worth

As of now, Tyson Fury’s net worth is estimated to be around £54 million ($65 million)​​.

Earnings from Major Fights:

  • Against Dereck Chisora (2014): Over £9.9 million ($12 million).
  • Against Christian Hammer (2015): Over £4.1 million ($5 million).
  • Against Wladimir Klitschko (2015): Over £5.8 million ($7 million).
  • Against Sefer Seferi (2018): About £1.6 million ($2 million).
  • Against Deontay Wilder (First Fight): Guaranteed purse of £2.5 million ($3 million), with total earnings around £8.4 million ($10 million) including pay-per-view buys.
  • Against Otto Wallin and Tom Schwartz: Earned £7.4 million ($9 million) and £10.7 million ($13 million), respectively.
  • Wilder Rematch and Trilogy Fight: Guaranteed purse of £4.1 million ($5 million), total earnings from the trilogy fight about £22 million ($27 million).
  • Against Dillian Whyte (2022): Approximately £25 million ($30 million).
  • Upcoming Fight Against Derek Chisora (2023): Expected to take home a guaranteed purse of £20 million ($25 million)​​​​.

Endorsement Earnings

  • 2022 Endorsement Earnings: Over £1.6 million ($2 million).
  • Deal with ESPN (2019): Over £83 million ($100 million).
  • Main Sponsors: WOW Hydrate and Fashion Nova​​.

Tyson Fury’s earnings reflect his success and popularity in the sport, with substantial purses from his fights and lucrative endorsement deals contributing to his financial profile.

Tyson Fury: Next Fight

Tyson Fury is scheduled to fight Oleksandr Usyk on Saturday 18th May 2024. The match-up was due to take place earlier in the year in February, but was postponed as Fury suffered a cut above his eye during a sparring session.

Update 13th March 2024: World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman says there would be nothing standing in the way of Anthony Joshua (currently sitting No 1 in the WBC rankings, just behind champion Fury) facing the winner of Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk;

 

Tamara Stewart

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