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John Fury Reveals the Fascinating Story Behind Tyson Fury’s Name

John Fury Reveals the Fascinating Story Behind Tyson Fury’s Name

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Tyson Fury is one of the biggest names in the boxing world today. We are all aware of the lows of his career, and the fact that he rose to overcome his weaknesses shows us that he is a true fighter.

In an interview, Fury’s father, John Fury made it evident that Fury has always been a fighter.

Tyson Fury was born 3 months premature and weighed a mere 1lb. Every doctor the Furys met said the chances of survival for infant Tyson Fury were slim, but we all know he powered through.

John said, “He was just a pound in weight. The doctor said he probably won’t make it, he’s very weak. I said to all them doctors, he won’t be small. I said he’ll be nearly 7ft tall, 20 stone, the next heavyweight champion of the world.”

Looks like the phenomenal Gypsies truly are connected to God. Not only did John Fury say that Tyson would survive, but he also predicted that a future champ was born.

Tyson truly has been an epitome of determination. Being born in adverse conditions did not bog him down, and he made World Heavyweight Champion. Even after his career went downhill owing to his health and mental conditions, he found his calling and came back stronger than ever to take the boxing world by surprise.

Tyson Fury was Named After Mike TysonTyson Fury and Mike Tyson

John Fury concluded his interview, stating,

“I thought, ‘There’s only one name fitting for him, he’s fought hard to become a person living in this world.’ Mike Tyson was the best in the world at that time. Tyson Luke Fury – that’s his name.”

It is not surprising that two of the greatest boxers in history share the same name. John Fury also gave the completely valid explanation of Fury being born a fighter, and hence named after the greatest. The only mark on his flawless career is the one drawn match against Deontay Wilder.

Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 2 is fast approaching. On 22 February, will Fury be able to overpower the odds against him yet again?

Also Read: He Won’t Get it Wrong the Second Time: Anthony Joshua on Tyson Fury vs Deontay Wilder Rematch

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