Originally shot for The Guardian.
Pictured here at home in Morecambe, Lancashire, is British professional heavyweight boxer, Tyson Fury. Fury is the son of a former pro heavyweight called “Gypsy” John Fury, who is currently serving a prison sentence for an assault which cost another man his eye. Fury turned professional with promoter Mick Hennessy in 2008. he now represents Britain and Ireland.
He had his professional debut at the Trent FM Arena in Nottingham on the undercard of the Carl Froch and Jean Pascal fight for the WBC super middleweight title. In this fight Fury defeated Hungary’s Bela Gyongyosi with a first round knock-out. Fury’s Commonwealth title defence next Saturday against the Bosnian-born Neven Pajkic, who is now Canada’s heavyweight champion, is being promoted along traditional lines.
Christopher Thomond/The Guardian. 02/11/2011.