Tyson Fury Issues a Statement After Winning the Ring Magazine Award

Published 12/22/2020, 1:18 AM EST
LEICESTER, ENGLAND – MARCH 23: Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury pictured at Morningside Arena on March 23, 2019 in Leicester, England. (Photo by Matthew Lewis/Getty Images)


The WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion of boxing, Tyson Fury added another feather to his cap. He became the only Brit in boxing to bag two Ring Magazine fighter of the year Awards. The ‘Gypsy King’ opened up on this achievement and shared his notions.

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Overwhelming to become the first British fighter in history to win two Ring Magazine fighter of the year [awards] in 2015 and 2020. Really honoured, this is the holy grail in boxing. Now I’m the two time Ring champion and two time fighter of the year.”

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The ‘Gypsy King’ won his first Ring Magazine Fighter of the year award in 2015 by beating the supreme, Wladimir Klitschko. Five years down the line, he bagged another after he put a beating on Deontay Wilder.

He stunned the boxing universe in his comeback fight against the ‘Bronze Bomber’ in 2018. Though the fight ended with a draw, many boxing stars and celebrities believed Tyson beat Wilder fair and square. However, Fury got to set the scores straight earlier this year.

‘The Gypsy King’ dazzled the combat sports world by scoring a T/KO victory over Deontay Wilder in round 7. He dethroned the ‘Bronze Bomber’ to establish himself as the new face of heavyweight boxing.

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While the ‘Gypsy King’ was in depression for more than a couple of years, he gained a significant amount of weight. Nothing excited him to pursue his love for boxing. But, he collected himself and made his return in 2018.

Nobody expected him to last even 5 rounds against Wilder. However, Fury defied the odds and waged a 12-round war. He even survived a knockdown and made it back to his feet.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 21: Tyson Fury yells at Deontay Wilder as the two were kept apart from facing off during todays weigh-in at MGM Grand Hotel Friday February 21, 2020. Tyson Fury will be fighting Deontay Wilder for the second time Saturday for the world heavyweight championship Saturday in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

His ability to come back and put on a show has helped him make his way to the top. Undeniably he’s the most deserving winner for Fighter of the year in 2020. Alongside him, Teofimo Lopez also won the Fighter of the Year award for his dominant win over Vasyl Lomachenko.

Both the fighters look promising for the upcoming year. They will look forward to continuing in this vein.

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How do you envision 2021 for both these fighters? Let us know.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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