Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a British professional boxer.
In 2015, he won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring magazine, and lineal heavyweight titles by defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany.
The victory earned him Fighter of the Year and Upset of the Year awards by The Ring.
As of December 2019, Fury is ranked as the world's best active heavyweight by The Ring, third by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and fourth by BoxRec.
As an amateur, Fury represented both England and Ireland, as he was born in Manchester to an Irish Traveller family and traced his family lineage to relatives in Belfast and Galway.
He won the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2008 before turning professional later that year at 20 years of age.
After winning the English heavyweight title twice, he became the British and Commonwealth champion in 2011 by defeating the 14–0 Dereck Chisora.
He then won the Irish and WBO Inter-Continental titles, before defeating Chisora again in a 2014 rematch for the European and WBO International heavyweight titles.
This success, along with his 24–0 record, set up a match with Klitschko, which Fury won by unanimous decision.
Fury was stripped of his IBF title 10 days after the Klitschko bout as he was unable to grant a fight with the IBF's mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov, due to a rematch clause in his contract with Klitschko.
The Klitschko rematch did not materialise as Fury suffered from mental health issues leading to alcoholism, extreme weight gain, and recreational drug use, and was charged with anti-doping violations.
In 2016, he vacated the WBA, WBO, and IBO titles; The Ring stripped him of his last remaining title in early 2018.
Later in 2018, following more than two years of inactivity, Fury challenged for the WBC heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder.
The fight was controversially scored as a draw, with many believing Fury won.
Fury's strong performance against Wilder (including recovering from a heavy knockdown in the final round) earned him Comeback of the Year from The Ring and numerous other awards.