VIDEO: When Tyson Fury Punched Himself in 2009 Boxing Match

Published 09/05/2021, 10:30 AM EDT
Great Britain’s Tyson Fury (left) on the attack against Hungary’s Bela Gyongyosi on his professional debut during his 1st round victory at the Trent FM Arena, Nottingham. (Photo by Nick Potts – PA Images/PA Images via Getty Images)


Tyson Fury is the biggest and the most decorated heavyweight of the modern era. The past few years have been in his favor, wherein the Brit has made the most out of every ring appearance. Moreover, he’s hammered every opponent until now to sit right at the peak with the WBC heavyweight gold.

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With time, ‘The Gypsy King’ has shown improved versions of himself inside the ring. But do you know about an amusing incident when a young Tyson Fury punched himself back in 2009?

Just a year after making his pro boxing debut in 2008, Fury locked horns with Lee Swaby in a 6-round boxing bout. Despite being on course to win the fight comfortably, the Brit wanted to land one astonishing hit to close the show.

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In a rush towards attaining that gratifying T/KO win, Fury had his opponent on the ropes. However, the lanky boxer couldn’t figure out how to strike that perfect uppercut. As a result, Fury threw a mammoth uppercut which eventually failed to land on Swaby, and he hit himself with the same, snapping his head back.

For a moment, the Lancashire native was himself stunned with that hit. But he kept his focus tight and continued the fight. Fury also won the fight via an RTD in round 4.

He said, “Reason behind it was I was in a fight and I couldn’t really feel the other guy’s punches so I decided to punch my own self in the face (h/t DailyStar)

Tyson Fury – One of the most renowned fighters

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With his actions both inside and outside the ring, Tyson Fury has proved to be an absolute entertainer for one and all.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 15: Boxer Tyson Fury makes his grand entrance to fight Tom Schwarz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on June 15, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by MB Media/Getty Images)

Despite his trash talks and comic abilities to mock his opponents, Fury keeps his focus on boxing over anything else. That’s why he’s been tremendously successful.

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‘The Gypsy King’ seems far from hanging his gloves and fans can rest assured that he will never hit himself in a fight again. What do you make of Tyson Fury’s in-ring blooper?

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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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