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So What Do We Know About Tyson Fury?

Last night an extraordinary tale unfolded in Dusseldorf when Tyson Fury became the heavyweight champion of the world.

In doing so Tyson’s life will, undoubtedly change forever, but what do we know about the brash heavyweight fighter who has the world at his feet?

Here are a few facts for you to mull over:

• Tyson was born three months premature and weighed just one pound, the doctors reckoned that his chances of survival were slim, but his father told those same doctors his son would survive and survive he did.

• Tyson comes from a family of Irish travellers and his dad was a bare-knuckle fighter back in the 1990’s.

• His father, John, named him after the legend that is Mike Tyson, the youngest ever heavyweight champion of the world.

• Tyson became champion on the very same day that Mike Tyson became the youngest ever heavyweight champion of the world when he beat Trevor Berbick back in 1986, fate perhaps?

• Tyson is married to Paris and the happy couple have two children a five year old daughter called Venezuela and a three year-old son called Prince.

• On the day of the fight, his wife, Paris, informed him that he was going to be a father again.

• Tyson is a Manchester United fan and has represented both Ireland and England at international level.

• The win, against Wladimir Klitschko, was the twenty-fifth straight win of his career.

• Although there is talk of a re-match, with a clause in the fight contract, Tysom may decide to take on the WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, to become the first undisputed world heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis held all the versions of the belt back in 2000.


The Journalist

Writer: Kid Glove Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 29 2015

Time: 9:53AM

 

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