Tyson Fury: Record, stats, height and everything you need to know about the ‘Gypsy King’

What are Tyson Fury's professional stats and record? Find out with BT Sport ahead of his showdown against Dillian Whyte on April 23.

Published: 23 April 2022 - 10.41am

One of the most charismatic and colourful characters in all of British sport, there is simply no-one else quite like Tyson Fury.

He's won almost every belt in existence, transcending the sport of boxing like few others have to become one of the most recognisable figures in the world.

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Having fought well-publicised battles against depression, substance misuse and obesity, Fury now reigns as a proud WBC heavyweight champion and continues to write history in some of the biggest fights around.

On Saturday 23 April, Fury will face domestic rival Dillian Whyte in a must-see heavyweight clash in defence of his world title honours on St George's Day, taking place in front of a record-breaking crowd at Wembley Stadium, exclusively live on BT Sport Box Office. 

Tyson Fury: Amateur career

Fury was a gifted amateur heavyweight, racking up an impressive 32-4 record while representing both Ireland and England in international tournaments.

He won bronze at the 2006 AIBA Youth Boxing World Championships for the green, white and gold of Ireland but won gold at the 2007 EU Junior Championship representing England.

He also fought domestic rival David Price in the 2006 English Amateur Senior National Championships, losing to the Liverpudlian in the finalof the tournament.

Price would go on to represent Great Britain at the 2008 Olympic Games at Fury's expense, convincing Fury to turn pro later that year. 

Tyson Fury: Record

Fury is undefeated in 31 professional fights with his controversial 2018 draw against Wilder the only blemish on an otherwise perfect record.

He made his debut with a first round knockout of Bela Gyongyosi in 2008 and won the English title against John McDermott in his 10th fight.

Fury boasts a pair of victories over heavyweight legend Dereck Chisora and a stoppage triumph over Christian Hammer among his most notable wins.

But his 2015 coming-of-age victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf is widely regarded as one of the finest of his career as the Gypsy King ended Dr Steelhammer's 10-year dominance of the heavyweight division to secure the WBA, IBF, WBO and The Ring titles on the scorecards.

Fury also exacted revenge on Deontay Wilder after being denied the victory by some questionable scoring in 2018 when he stopped the Bronze Bomber in emphatic fashion in February 2020.

Fury then went on to end the trilogy in similarly dramatic fashion, battling back from two knockdowns to stop Wilder and bring the WBC belt back to the UK for good.

He will now defend the belt for the first time on British soil when he takes on domestic rival Dillian Whyte in a mouthwatering domestic dust-up on St George's Day this Saturday night, April 23.

How old is Tyson Fury?

Fury is 33 years old. He was born on August 12 1988.

What is Tyson Fury's nickname?

The Charismatic Brit had a few different monikers over the course of his career before coronating himself "The Gypsy King", in reference to his standing among the Traveller community from which he comes.

Tyson Fury: Knockouts

Fury is often regarded more a boxer than a puncher but the Manchester man is certainly heavy-handed when he needs to be.

Only nine of his 30 wins have gone the distance with Fury stopping 22 contests by knockout across his career - including a pair of crushing knockout wins over Deontay Wilder in his last two fights.

Tyson Fury: Height

Fury is 6ft 9in (206cm).

Tyson Fury: Reach

Fury has a reach of 85in (216cm).

Tyson Fury: Trainer

Fury has worked under a number of different coaches throughout his career, beginning his journey through the prizefighter ranks under the tutelage of uncle, Peter Fury.

Peter masterminded Fury's win over Klitschko in 2015 but on Tyson's return from a lengthy layoff in 2018, he linked up with young coach Ben Davison.

Davison helped Fury shed a colossal amount of weight while guiding him through a pair of comeback fights and into the first meeting with Deontay Wilder.

The pair parted ways amicably ahead of the second Wilder rematch with Fury instead teaming up with Andy Lee and Kronk gym disciple Sugarhill Steward, nephew of legendary trainer Emanuel Steward.

Tyson Fury: Next fight and future opponents

Tyson Fury will face Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23 in the second defence of his WBC world championship - the first on home soil since snatching the belt away from American Deontay Wilder two years ago.

Fury had been set for a mouthwatering all-British undisputed heavyweight showdown against Anthony Joshua this summer before the fight fell apart in dramatic fashion.

The collapse happened after a US judge ruled Fury had a legal obligation to grant Deontay Wilder a third fight instead of pursuing his agreed showdown with Joshua.

Fury defeated Wilder in convincing fashion but when Ukrainian star Oleksandr Usyk shocked Anthony Joshua to claim the IBF, WBA and WBO world titles last September, a prospective showdown between the two Brits moved even further into the distance.

The self-styled Gypsy King has also repeatedly stated in the build-up to his showdown with Whyte that this will be his final fight before heading into retirement - although many in boxing believe he could be swayed by the idea of competing to become the undisputed king should he over Whyte on April 23.

Tyson Fury's last fight

The Gypsy King triumphed after another pulsating encounter against heavyweight banger Deontay Wilder to bring their historic trilogy to a close in October 2021.

Both men hit the canvas multiple times at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas – but it was Fury who once again rose to his feet to meet the occasion as he wore down a dangerous Wilder before finally stopping the brave challenger in the 11th round to retain his world title.