Who is Tyson Fury and what is his net worth 2018? Tyson Luke Fury, famously known as Gypsy King or The Furious One or 2 Fast, is a heavyweight professional boxer. He holds a British nationality and is known for winning most of the 25 fights he fought so far.
Fury was born on 12 August 1988 into a family of Irish Traveller heritage at Manchester, England. His father, John Fury is from Tuam, County Galway, and mother from Belfast. He has a family history of boxing. His father fought as a bare-knuckle fighter and unlicensed boxer in the 1980s. Later, his father became a professional boxer. His cousins Andy Lee, Hosea Burton and Hughie Fury are also famous names in the boxing world. He is also distantly related to “self-styled King of the Gypsies” Bartley Gorman.
Fury is a practising Catholic. He got married to his childhood sweetheart, Paris Fury in 2009 and they have three children Venezuela, Prince and Prince Tyson Fury The Second from this marriage. His wife, Paris is currently pregnant with their fourth child. Fury’s wife has always supported him and helped him to fight his mental issues.
When Fury’s family lineage was traced, he was permitted to represent both Great Britain and Ireland in Belfast and Galway as an amateur where he won ABA Super-heavyweight title in 2008. He represented Holy Family Boxing Club and later Smithboro Club in Ireland. In 2007, though Irish team lost against Polish team, Fury won both his fights. Though he was not selected to represent England in the Olympics, that led him to turn into a professional.
Fury made his professional debut in the year 2008, at the age of 20. In the next one year, he had 7 fights with different boxers whom he defeated all via knockout within 4 rounds. In 2009, he won English heavyweight title against McDermott amidst controversies. In 2010, he got two more triumphs before facing McDermott which he won again.
Following this, Fury won three more fights in that year against some famous boxers. In 2011, he defeated the undefeated Dereck Chisora for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles. Within next one year, he won against four more boxers via TKO within 5 rounds. The successive years saw more victories for Fury.
Fury won a bronze medal at the AIBA Youth World Boxing Championship in 2006 as an amateur. In 2007, he won the EU Junior Championship. In 2013, his win against earned him a world ranking of 7 by BoxRec, a number 2 ranking according to International Boxing Federation, 6th with the World Boxing Council and 5th with the World Boxing Organization.
He holds the title Ring magazine heavyweight after defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko.
In the same fight, he also won some other prestigious titles. This led to him earning the award of Fighter of the Year and Upset of the Year. In August 2016, he was ranked by BoxRec as world’s sixth-best active boxer. Since 2008, he has held the British and English heavyweight titles twice, and also the European, Commonwealth and Irish heavyweight titles.
Net Worth of Tyson Fury
Owing to his boxing career, Fury has a net worth of $22 million. Yearly earnings of Fury are about $2, 800,000. His base salary is $350,000. For each fight, he owns a sum of about $2,380,000.
Fury made controversies when he criticised homosexuality and abortions which he considers unsuitable for humans. According to him, he suffered racism in the United Kingdom and that is why he is considering moving to the United States.