Tyson “King of Gypsy” serves a king bigger than himself!
Via Ken Hissner: WBC world heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury has breathed new life into the boxing world. He’s always been a character and a really good and brave fighter in the ring.
Fury prayed with his team before his match against world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf, Germany, hearing:
“Heavenly Father, I come to you in the mighty name of Jesus. Give strength to both of you tonight. Give both men the strength to show their best and let both men step out of the ring safely. When I pass through the valley of the shadow of death, I will not fear evil. And those who bear arms against me will not prosper. Amen!
After Fury’s most recent win over Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder, he said: “First and foremost, I want to say ‘thank you’ to God and my savior is Jesus Christ. -Christian coin. I said those who bring evil against me will not prosper. I said those who stand in the dark can never come out into the light. All praise goes to the one and only true God, Jesus Christ. ”
The 6:09″ giant had an amateur record of 31-4 with 26 stops (www.boxrec showing 20-5 listed) from March 2005 to the last in June 2008.
He defeated Michael “The Bounty Hunter” Hunter in his eighth fight to go 7-1. He has won many amateur titles.
Turning pro in December 2008, Fury won his first eight fights by a pre-decisive stop against John McDermott, 22-5, for the British heavyweight belt in September 2009.
In June 2010, in a rematch against McDermott, Fury blocked him for nine innings. In July 2011, he won the Commonwealth title by defeating Dereck “War” Chisora, 14-0, by decision. In November 2011, he stopped Neven Pajkic 16-0 in the third round after Fury was eliminated in the second round.
In July 2012, Fury won the vacant WBO Intercontinental belt by stopping Vinny Maddalone, 35-7, in five rounds. In his next game in December, he beat Kevin Johnson, 28-2-1. In the next bout, he made his US debut (five since) when he came out against former IBF Cruiserweight champion Steve “USS” Cunningham, 25-5, in the second round, only to knock Cunningham out in the round. Saturday.
In November 2014, in a rematch with Chisora, Fury won the EBU title, stopping him for ten innings. In the next bout, he won the WBO International belt, stopping Christian Hammer, 17-3, in eight rounds.
In Fury’s next fight in Germany, in November 2015, Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko, 64-3; he has won WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles. In December 2018, he featured in the ninth and twelfth innings against WBC champion Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 40-0, which ended in a decisive draw.
In September 2019, Fury required 47 stitches for a cut above his right eye, defeating Otto Wallin of Sweden, 20-0, over 12 rounds.
In February 2020, in a rematch with Wilder, Fury won seven rounds. Next, in their third game in October 2021, he appeared twice in the fourth round to stop Wilder with a knockout in the eleventh round.
After five straight fights in the US, Fury’s next and most recent fight to defend his WBC title, he stopped Dillian Whyte, 28-2, in the UK for six rounds in April. this year. He announced his retirement recently, but like most boxers, they don’t usually stick with it. Money is often the reason.
There are more chances for Fury, now 32-0-1 with 23 saves, fight again if Anthony “AJ” Joshua of Great Britain, 24-2 with 22 saves, wins rather than Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine, 19-0 with 13 saves, who holds the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles, in their rematch, in my opinion. Their rematch is still undetermined as of the September 2021 battle at this point, possibly due to Ukraine being invaded by Russia.
Fury is now 33 years old and he is a pro who has had six coaches with “Sugar” Hill, his current one, three different promoters with his current Top Rated, and MTK Global has been his manager since 2017, all according to www.boxrec.com. He was stripped of his IBF title and vacated his WBO, IBO and WBA Super titles, currently holding only the WBC title.