Tommy Fury and Tyson Fury are two of the most popular and successful boxers in the world today. They have both made headlines for their impressive performances in the ring, as well as their personal lives outside of it. But how are they related to each other? And what is their family background? Here is everything you need to know about the Fury brothers.
The Fury family legacy
Tommy and Tyson are half-brothers, meaning they share the same father but have different mothers. Their father is John Fury, a former professional boxer and trainer who was born in Ireland but moved to England at a young age. John is of Irish Traveller descent, a nomadic ethnic group with a long history of involvement in boxing. John’s father, Gypsy John Fury, was also a boxer who fought bare-knuckle matches.
John married Amber, also of Irish Traveller descent, and they had four children: Tyson, Shane, Ramona and John Jr. Tyson was born in Manchester in 1988 and was named after the American heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. He was a large baby, weighing 1lb at birth, and grew up to be 6ft 9in tall. He started boxing at the age of 10 and won several amateur titles before turning professional in 2008.
John later married Chantal, who is of Mauritian descent, and they had two children: Tommy and Rosie. Tommy was born in Manchester in 1999 and was also named after a famous boxer, Tommy Morrison. He followed his brother’s footsteps and began boxing at the age of 12. He won the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2018 and made his professional debut later that year.
The brothers’ bond
Tommy and Tyson have a close relationship and support each other’s careers. They often train together and attend each other’s fights. Tyson has been a mentor and an inspiration for Tommy, who looks up to him as a role model. Tyson has also helped Tommy with his personal life, especially when he met his fiancée Molly-Mae Hague on the reality TV show Love Island in 2019. Tyson gave his blessing to the couple and even offered to pay for their wedding.
The brothers also have a playful rivalry and like to tease each other on social media. They sometimes challenge each other to friendly sparring sessions or fitness competitions. They also joke about their differences, such as their height, weight, style and personality. However, they always show respect and admiration for each other and celebrate their achievements.
The brothers’ achievements
Tommy and Tyson have both achieved remarkable success in their boxing careers. Tyson is widely regarded as one of the best heavyweights of all time and has held multiple world titles, including the WBC, WBA, IBF, IBO and The Ring magazine belts. He has an undefeated record of 33 wins (24 by knockout) and one draw. He is best known for his victories over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and Deontay Wilder in 2020 and 2021.
Tommy is still a rising star in the cruiserweight division and has an undefeated record of nine wins (four by knockout). He has won the WBO European title and has faced opponents such as Jake Paul, Daniel Bocianski and Anthony Taylor. He is currently ranked as the number one contender for the WBO world title and is expected to face the champion Lawrence Okolie soon.
The brothers have both overcome various challenges and obstacles in their lives, such as mental health issues, injuries, controversies and criticism. They have both shown resilience, courage, determination and faith in their journeys. They have also used their platforms to raise awareness and support for various causes, such as mental health charities, anti-racism campaigns and environmental initiatives.
The Fury brothers are not only related by blood but also by passion, talent and ambition. They are both proud of their family heritage and their boxing legacy. They are both aiming to make history and become legends in their sport. They are both an inspiration to millions of fans around the world.