Tyson Fury: A Look at ‘The Gypsy King’s Glorious Achievements

Published 02/24/2021, 5:30 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – SEPTEMBER 14: Tyson Fury reacts after the final bell in his heavy weight fight against Otto Wallin at T-Mobile Arena on September 14, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury won by an unanimous decision after the 12-round bout. (Photo by David Becker/Getty Images)


Tyson Fury, boxing’s inspirational giant, has achieved several milestones in his career, both inside and outside the squared circle. While one side of his life journey has witnessed depression, criticism, and weight issues, the other side has seen him become the unbeaten heavyweight champion of the world.

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Nicknamed ‘The Gypsy King’, Tyson Fury is a successful boxer, a happy family man, and a respected athlete of the sports community. Following a long professional career since 2008, we may see a handful of more fights from Fury. But, he is already a future Hall of Famer and has cemented his spot amongst the elites. Here’s a look at some of the greatest achievements of Fury’s career.

Tyson Fury- The undefeated (30-0-1) champ

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As the heavyweight division is always treacherous, keeping the top-spot isn’t a walk in the park. However, Tyson Fury has walked across the division without being defeated till now. He went on an undefeated run of 27 fights before facing the maiden and only draw of his career against Deontay Wilder in 2018. However, he returned to the winning column in style, secured a rematch, and shook the world.

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Tyson Fury and all his world titles

Fury has bagged all the heavyweight straps of boxing in his career. In a super fight against the legendary Wladimir Klitschko, ‘The Gypsy King’ claimed a sensational win and became the WBA, WBO, IBF, and IBO, Ring, and the Lineal heavyweight champion of the world.

Later in 2020, Tyson Fury became the WBC heavyweight champion by defeating Deontay Wilder. So, it’s safe to state that he has done it all in the roster.

Conquering his weight issues and returning

Following his win over Klitschko, Tyson Fury took a long hiatus from the ring. He announced retirement and gained a weight of 400 lbs. The heavyweight stalwart also dealt with depression and addiction. Fury has talked about it openly in his autobiography.

However, he returned in 2018 and staged another successful run, only to prove that anything is possible.

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Tyson Fury’s moment of redemption and revenge

Fury had his moment of life when Wilder floored him with a thunderous shot in their first fight and everyone thought it was over, including Wilder himself. ‘The Bronze Bomber’ began celebrating while Fury was on the canvas. However, he got back to his feet and kept the show running till the last bell.

In the rematch, Fury left no doubts and showcased stupendous dominance. He out-struck Wilder throughout and knocked him down multiple times. In round seven, ‘The Gypsy King’ became the first and only man to beat Deontay Wilder on a professional level.

More titles

Before getting his hands on the world championships, Fury has claimed several more belts. In 2009, ‘The Gypsy King’ grabbed the first title of his pro career by beating Josh McDermott for the BBofC English heavyweight belt. He won again against McDermott in a rematch a year later. Meanwhile, Fury also beat Dereck Chisora via UD for the Commonwealth heavyweight title.

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BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND – AUGUST 15: Tyson Fury during an open public workout at Castle Court on August 15, 2018 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. The Carl Frampton boxing bill also featuring Tyson Fury and Paddy Barnes takes place on Saturday night at Windsor Park. (Photo by Charles McQuillan/Getty Images)

It was followed by another TKO win against Martin Rogan for the vacant BUI Ireland heavyweight title in 2012. So, the Brit tasted championships even before he became the world titleholder. While he is still active in the ongoing boxing circuit, Tyson Fury might continue adding more accolades in his already legendary boxing career.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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