Tyson Fury is one of the most successful heavyweight boxing champions in the world, but he’s not like the other champs. The 32-year-old has had a fascinating personal life, to say the least, and his family’s been a big part of it all. Let’s look at Fury’s boxing career, his 12-year marriage to his wife Paris, and their family.
Tyson Fury’s wife, kids, and scandals
Through all of Fury’s successes and failures, one person has stood by his side: his wife, Paris. According to the Mirror, Tyson and Paris met decades ago. Both are Irish Travellers, a minority ethnic group that largely lives in Ireland and in the U.K. She was 15 years old at the time, and he was 17. Fury was her first and only boyfriend.
The pair got married in 2008, and since then, she’s given birth to five children. Their first child, Venezuela, was born in 2009. In 2011, she gave birth to their second, Prince John James. In 2016, she gave birth to Prince Tyson Fury II. Their next child, Valencia Amber, was born in 2018. Finally, in 2019, their fifth child, Prince Adonis Amaziah, was born. Fury also had two children who, unfortunately, were miscarried.
But Fury’s marriage isn’t perfect; it’s simply not easy being away from one’s family for long stretches of time. On top of that, as Yahoo News reports, Fury’s been involved in some scandals. He’s been known to make statements that anger some people. He once said, “A woman’s best place is in the kitchen. The boxer has also made negative remarks about homosexuality.
What Fury will do next
But, like Fury also said, “I had to play the outlaw.” He needed to drum up attention so that people would hear about him, and that’s exactly what’s happened. His most recent fight, a rematch against Deontay Wilder, made a lot of money. Wilder’s next fight, which will be a trilogy match against Wilder, is set to take place on July 24, 2021.
Their first rematch earned both fighters millions. It’s fair to say their trilogy fight will pay them similarly, if not more. With that being said, this isn’t the big payday Fury may be hoping for. The most money-making fight of his career was against Anthony Joshua.
Joshua is one of the most popular boxers in the world. The two may face each other in 2022. If and when that fight happens, Fury can expect a huge multimillion-dollar payday. But, since the fight is still in the future, the details are sparse right now.
Fury’s boxing career
Fury made his pro boxing debut in late 2008, reports Give Me Sport. At the time, the heavyweight boxing world was being dominated by the Klitschko brothers. Fury kept at it, and eventually, he built up an impressive streak of 24-0. While most of his opponents were largely nobodies, he did beat Derek Chisora twice.
However, with that win streak in tow, Fury challenged Wladimir Klitschko for his heavyweight belts. Klitschko had dominated heavyweight boxing for so long that most thought that he’d beat Fury easily. However, the opposite happened, and Fury ended up dominating Klitschko for the entire fight.
After the fight, Fury took a break from the sport, but he made a comeback in 2018. After continuing to dominate his foes, he finally won one of his heavyweight titles back in early 2020. Although he’s yet to win the other titles that were taken from him, Fury is well on his way to reclaiming his lost gold.