Answering Google's top questions about Tyson Fury
Two-time world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury recently made headlines when his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder was postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak in Fury’s training camp.
Fury already delayed his bout with Anthony Joshua earlier this year, after Wilder won an arbitration case that granted him the right to a third match with Fury.
With the latest news surrounding Fury vs. Wilder 3, boxing fans have been scrambling to learn more about "The Gypsy King's" future fight calendar.
Based on popular search engine Google, Fury’s schedule has been a recent hot topic of research.
Below we explore when and whom Fury will fight next, and answer a few more popular Google questions about the famed British boxer.
Who is Tyson Fury going to fight next?
Wilder vs. Fury 3 is still the next fight up for the British champ. Originally scheduled for July 24 in Las Vegas, the pair will now meet on Saturday, Oct. 9, with Fury's WBC heavyweight title on the line.
Where is Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder 3?
T-Mobile Arena will host Fury vs. Wilder 3.
The pair previously dueled in February 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Paradise, Nevada, where Fury knocked out Wilder in the seventh round to hand the "Bronze Bomber" his first career loss.
In their first meeting in 2018, the match ended in a split draw.
🇬🇧👑 Tyson Fury KNOCKS OUT Deontay Wilder in the seventh round. An incredible, unbelievable performance from the 'Gypsy King' who told us all exactly what he was going to do, then went out and executed it to perfection. The new WBC heavyweight champion. pic.twitter.com/Hv9Bwl8Oev— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) February 23, 2020
When is Tyson Fury vs. Anthony Joshua?
Fury and Joshua, a two-time unified world heavyweight champion, agreed to duke it out on Aug. 14 in Saudi Arabia, with a rematch to be scheduled for late 2021 or early 2022.
Those plans changed in May, when Wilder won his arbitration case against Fury that entitled the Alabama native to a third fight with the heavyweight champ. The ruling forced Fury to push back his match with Joshua.
Joshua now faces former cruiserweight champ Oleksandr Usyk on Sept. 25 at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
If Fury and Joshua both win their upcoming matches, the all-British super fight between the two may happen sometime in 2022.
What is Tyson Fury’s boxing record?
The 32-year-old is 30-0-1, with his lone draw coming against Wilder in 2018. Of his 30 wins, 21 have been decided via knockout.
Why is Tyson Fury called "the Gypsy King"?
Fury, whose birth name is Tyson Luke Fury (named after "Iron Mike" Tyson), also goes by the nickname "the Gypsy King."
The Gypsy King @Tyson_Fury finishes it with a second-round flurry 😤 pic.twitter.com/r0SPMYkdJv— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) June 16, 2019
Fury's moniker is inspired by his heritage. He comes from a long line of bare-knuckle boxers, who were part of the nomadic Irish Travellers community. Traditionally, the title "Gypsy King" is bestowed upon the top bare-knuckle boxer, and Fury had two "Gypsy Kings" in his bloodline — one on each side of his family.
Fury's father, John, also competed by the name of “Gypsy John Fury” and supported his family through bare-knuckle prize fighting. John spent much of his life with the Irish Travellers but settled down in Manchester, where Tyson was born.
Who is Tyson Fury’s trainer?
Since 2019, Fury has trained under SugarHill Steward, the nephew of prominent boxing trainer Emanuel Steward.
Fury began boxing at age 10 and learned the sport under the guidance of his father and two uncles, Hughie and Peter. Hughie trained Fury from 2009 until 2012, before Peter assumed the role of trainer from 2012-17.
From 2016 to 2018, Fury stepped away from professional boxing while he struggled with depression and weight gain. Trainer Ben Davison helped oversee Fury's comeback and cornered him against Wilder in 2018.
Just months before Fury's rematch with Wilder in 2020, Fury parted ways with Davison, as he felt he was "going a little bit stale.”
He then hired Steward in Davison's place and quickly captured the WBC world heavyweight title belt with Steward in his corner.
Who is Tyson Fury married to?
Fury began dating wife Paris when she was 16 and he was 17. Both come from Catholic traveller families.
The pair married in 2008 and have five children together, with one more on the way in 2021.
What is Tyson Fury's net worth?
Fury earned around $57 million in 2020, as he cashed in $26 million for his rematch with Wilder in February, and made $7 million from endorsements last year.
In May of last year, he ranked as the highest paid fighter in the world, ahead of Joshua and UFC star Conor McGregor.