Tyson Fury had one of the richest careers in boxing history – and it’s far from over.
After wowing the world with his victory over the legendary Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, Fury’s career seemed to be over due to a mess of controversies and personal issues.
But he’s now back on top of the sport thanks to an incredible comeback and a master class victory over Deontay Wilder in February 2020.
Fury produced a performance for the ages to beat Wilder and he will have to repeat his performance in their trilogy fight tonight.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Gypsy King …
Tyson Fury: Debut and Who He Fought Against
Fury made his professional debut on December 6, 2008 when he stopped Hungarian Bela Gyongyosi in the first round.
He has since beaten Dereck Chisora twice and won victories against Christian Hammer, Joey Abell and Steve Cunningham.
But Fury hit the headlines with his remarkable points victory over Klitschko in Dusseldorf in November 2015.
This victory saw Fury win the magazine titles of WBA (Super), WBO, IBF, IBO and The Ring.
Fury was then absent from boxing for almost three years before making his comeback with a victory over Sefer Seferi in June 2018.
Another prep win over Francesco Pianeta followed before his thrilling draw with Wilder in their first meeting.
Fury went on to beat Germany’s Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas before beating Sweden’s Otto Wallin.
In his last fight over a year ago, Fury reclaimed his place at the top of boxing’s elite with a perfect display to win Wilder’s WBC heavyweight crown.
Tyson Fury: Wins, losses and professional record
Fury is undefeated in his 31 fights since turning pro, earning 21 KO wins.
The dramatic draw with Wilder in December 2018 is the only incident on his record.
That 30-0-1 record is something he’ll want to keep when he puts his title on the line against the Bronze Bomber, live on talkSPORT on October 9.
Tyson Fury: weight, size and reach
Fury’s weight has dropped since returning to the ring, but he still hit the scale at 18th 4 pounds on his second outing with Wilder last year.
The 33-year-old, who fights in an Orthodox stance, is 6 feet 9 inches (206 cm) tall and has a reach of 85 inches (216 cm).
Tyson Fury: Next fight and future opponents
The trilogy fight with Wilder is ready for this weekend, saturday 9 october.
It takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas with a packed house of 20,000 fans who will be present.
The undercard will begin at midnight UK time with the main event ring rides expected between 4h and 5h Sunday morning.
WBC heavyweight titles and The Ring will be on the line.
Joshua had hoped to face the winner of Fury against Wilder 3, but his dreams of unifying the heavyweight titles next year have been left in tatters after being outclassed by Usyk.
Usyk performed superb against AJ at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium and the two will likely face off in a rematch in early 2022.
Fury vs Wilder 3: Tale of the Strip
Fury – Wilder
Nationality: British – American
Age: 33 – 35
Height: 6 ft 9 – 6 ft 7
Position: Orthodox – Orthodox
Range: 85 inches – 83 inches
File: 30-0-1 – 42-1-1
KO: 21 – 41
Rounds: 193 – 150
Start: 08/12/2013 – 22/10/2009
Nickname: Gypsy King – Bronze Bomber