By News Team
Last Updated: 8th September 2020
The Gypsy King, Tyson Fury, stunned the world with his explosive performance during the rematch against Deontay Wilder back in February. This only added to Fury’s career highlights, which have already been laced with gold.
Fury has held the WBO, IBF, WBA and IBO titles in the past and successfully beat Deontay Wilder for his WBC world heavyweight title in February. Here we look at Fury’s career to see why he is one of the best boxers in history.
Tale of the tape
Name: Tyson Luke Fury
Nickname: Gypsy King
Height: 6ft 9
Reach: 85 inches
Professional record: 30-0-1
Professional debut: 12/06/08
Tyson Fury vs Dereck Chisora – 29/11/2014
One of the Gypsy Kings’ biggest fights came against fellow Brit Dereck Chisora. Fury had already fought and beaten Chisora in 2011 by a unanimous decision. In the second instalment of this particular fight, Fury won by means of a 10th round retirement.
In this bout Fury was teaching a boxing masterclass with his incredible jabs. Fury even switched stance from his normal orthodox and started boxing southpaw from round two onwards. This showed the incredible skill and ability that Fury possesses, something that not many boxers have. By winning this fight it meant that Fury would go on to be the mandatory challenger for the current world champion at the time. That honour fell at the feet of Wladimir Klitschko.
Tyson Fury vs Wladimir Klitschko – 28/11/2015
Klitschko hadn’t been beaten for over 10 years and had successfully defended his titles in his second reign. Klitschko was the most dominant heavyweight of the 21st century and no-one knew who could stop him. Fury was going into this bout as the rank outsider.
The Gypsy King put on a classic boxing display which took the champion completely by surprise. It was clear from the early round that Fury’s style had baffled the Ukrainian as he struggled to get into a rhythm. Klitschko’s devastating right hand was futile throughout as Fury ducked and dived in a show of impressive agility. Once again Fury switched up to southpaw in between rounds and the champion couldn’t handle it.
Going on to win by a unanimous decision, Fury picked up the WBA, IBF, WBO and the IBO heavyweight championships – titles he’s never officially lost. He also broke out into song at the end, who could forget that?
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder – 01/12/18
Fury’s next bout was nothing short of electrifying. Nobody had any idea how Fury would perform in this fight after so long outside of the ring. Say what you want about Fury, but the obstacles he’s overcome are more than impressive and to come back at the pinnacle of the sport is incredible. Fury had two warm-up fights and won both with ease, but Wilder is an incredible fighter with a mammoth haymaker.
The early rounds were all Fury. He boxed circles round Wilder and showed that he still had that impressive agility. Both fighters landed a fair amount of punches throughout the bout but nothing to write home about until Wilder put Fury on the decks for the first time. The Gypsy King recovered well and started boxing well again. Most of the rounds went Fury’s way and he looked more than on track to win his first title since he returned to action.
This was until Wilder hit Fury with a punch from the gods, leaving the Gypsy King flat on his back and being moments from being counted out. Miraculously Fury rallied together to get up on the count of nine and see the fight out. But it meant the fight ended in a draw, paving the way for a rematch…
Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder II – 22/02/20
The first fight between these two heavyweights could have been labelled as ‘incredible’ or ‘gripping’. The second fight could only be labelled ‘demolition job’. Fury entered the ring dressed as a king, being carried on a thrown. It was a fitting way to enter which foreshadowed how the fight would go. Wilder followed in his usual impressive armour looking both confident and intimidating.
Straight form the first bell Fury laid into Wilder with heady hits and tactical jabs. He looked energised as he floated around a static Wilder. The Bronze Bomber tried to land a few punches during the early rounds but couldn’t connect with anything meaningful. It was a Tyson Fury the world had never seen before. How could Wilder prepare for something he’d never witnessed? Fury continued the onslaught to the point that it was getting hard to watch. Wilder was on the canvas multiple times and looked completely dazed. Fury then led a fumbling Wilder into the corner and started grinding away before Wilder’s corner threw the towel in and the fight was over.
Fury had won the WBC world heavyweight title and was on top of the world. It was easily his best fight to date and it would be hard for anyone to stop him when he’s boxing like that.
Fury looks set to be fighting Wilder in a trilogy match. Many speculated that Wilder may not activate the trilogy clause after only just clinging on for a draw in the first fight and then getting dismantled in the second, but the Bronze Bomber did indeed state that he was set to trigger the fight so it looks as though we’ll get this colossal bout for a third time.
Professional Career Record
- Beat Bela Gyongyosi by TKO 6/12/08
- Beat Marcel Zeller by TKO 17/01/09
- Beat Daniil Peretyatko by RTD 28/02/09
- Beat Lee Swaby by RTD 14/03/09
- Beat Mathew Ellis by KO 11/04/09
- Beat Scott Belshaw by TKO 23/05/09
- Beat Aleksandrs Selezens by TKO 18/07/09
- Beat John McDermott by PTS 11/09/09
- Beat Tomas Mrazek by PTS 26/09/09
- Beat Hans-Joerg Blasko by TKO 05/03/10
- Beat John McDermott by TKO 25/06/10
- Beat Rich Power by PTS 10/09/10
- Beat Zack Page by UD 18/12/10
- Beat Marcelo Nascimento by KO 19/02/11
- Beat Dereck Chisora by UD 23/07/11
- Beat Nicolai Firtha by TKO 17/09/11
- Beat Martin Rogan by TKO 14/04/12
- Beat Vinny Maddalone by TKO 07/07/12
- Beat Kevin Johnson by UD 01/12/12
- Beat Steve Cunningham by KO 20/04/2013
- Beat Joey Abell by TKO 15/02/2014
- Beat Dereck Chisora by RTD 29/11/2014
- Beat Christian Hammer by RTD 28/02/2015
- Beat Wladimir Klitschko by UD 28/11/2015
- Beat Sefer Seferi by RTD 09/06/2018
- Beat Francesco Pianeta by PTS 18/08/2018
- Draw with Deontay Wilder 01/12/2018
- Beat Tom Schwartz by TKO 15/06/2019
- Beat Otto Wallin by UD 14/09/19
- Beat Deontay Wilder by TKO 22/02/20