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With 308,206 views on Sunday, 16 June 2019 our article of the day is Tyson Fury.
Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) is a British professional boxer. In 2015 he won the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, Ring magazine and lineal heavyweight titles by defeating long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany. The victory earned him Fighter of the Year and Upset of the Year awards by The Ring. He was stripped of the IBF title less than two weeks later for being unable to grant a fight against the IBF's mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov, having already signed a rematch clause with Klitschko. As of June 2019, Fury is ranked as the world's best active heavyweight by The Ring, second by the Transnational Boxing Rankings Board, and fourth by Boxrec.
In 2016, Fury vacated the WBA, WBO after suffering from mental health issues leading to alcoholism and recreational drug use; The Ring stripped him of his last remaining title in early 2018. Later in 2018, following more than two years of inactivity, Fury returned to the ring to challenge for the WBC heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder. The fight was scored a draw, with some outlets calling the result controversial. Fury's performance against Wilder (including recovering from a heavy knockdown in the final round) earned him Comeback of the Year and Round of the Year awards by The Ring, as well as nominations for three further awards. World Boxing News named him Fighter of the Year in a readers' poll while the WBC awarded him Comeback of the Year and Fight of the Year. As an amateur, Fury represented both England and Ireland after tracing his family lineage to relatives in Belfast and Galway. He won the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2008 before turning professional later that year. At regional heavyweight level he went on to hold the British and English titles twice each, as well as the European, Commonwealth, and Irish titles.
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