Tyson Fury: The Gypsy King

Published on 11th February 2017 by

A short HBO documentary about British boxer Tyson Fury, the man who became the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world after a famous victory over long reigning champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany in 2015 – it was the first title defense that Klitschko had lost for 9 years. Upon winning that fight he gained the WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, and IBO titles. He was stripped of the IBF title after electing to arrange a lucrative rematch with Klitschko instead of fighting their mandatory challenger.

The documentary talks about the Fury family including his father John Fury, his uncle and trainer Peter Fury, and the other young fighters in his family including his cousin Hughie Fury who is himself a heavyweight prospect. Tyson Fury would later vacate the rest of his belts after pulling out of a rematch with Klitschko due to mental health problems and confessing to recreational use of cocaine.

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