Gloves Off: Tyson Fury Autobiography

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Gloves Off: Tyson Fury Autobiography

Gloves Off: Tyson Fury Autobiography

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Tyson's book reveals surprising and personal new sides to his character: he opens up about his fairy-tale romance with beloved wife Paris, and their down-to-earth life raising six beautiful children. Told with unflinching honesty and rock-star charisma, Gloves Off by Tyson Fury is the autobiography of a sporting icon, the like of which we may never see again. His most famous victory came in 2015, when he stunned longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles. THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLING AND AWARD-WINNING AUTHORAS SEEN ON NETFLIX’S AT HOME WITH THE FURYS ‘Tyson Fury is an amazing real-life champion’ – Sylvester Stallone, star of Rocky’The People’s Champion’ – Times’A boxing phenomenon…the anarchic and enormous sports star may prove to be the last of the boxing greats’ – John Sutherland, The TimesSon. Yet while he has clearly suffered, there is also a sense that the illness is a cloak that covers all questionable behaviours, repositioning him as victim rather than perpetrator.

Gloves Off is not a case of bare-fisted self-exposure, but instead a carefully edited version of events. Tyson Fury in his rematch with US boxer Deontay Wilder for the WBC world heavyweight championship in Las Vegas, February 2020. I was a bit dubious about reading Tyson Fury's third book or autobiography in as many years, but I enjoyed the book.Which fights get made, and which fights don’t, comes down to a number of opaque factors, but image and presentation can often be as important as style and ability. With revealing intimacy, Tyson also shares new sides to his character: in the weeks before the biggest fight of his career in 2021 the devoted father was sleeping on a hospital floor in intensive care tending to his new-born daughter Athena who was born premature and fighting for her life.

He praises the strict moral values of the Traveller community from which he comes, but sidesteps the alleged wrongdoing of the crime boss seen in his company. The undefeated heavyweight champion Tyson Fury looks back on his life and career to understand his remarkable rise, fall, and rise again, which has seen him journey from the brink of suicide to boxing immortality, culminating in his sensational knockout victory against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in front of a record-breaking 94,000 fans. Tyson was victorious in the second fight against Deontay Wilder in February 2020, defeating his opponent by seventh-round technical knockout. This a very honest memoir that details Tysons trust in his faith and his mental health battles and also the struggles and sacrifices that both he and his family faced in becoming a champion. Larger than life is all very well for the length of a boxing promotion, but it can soon become tiring in life.

In the meantime, he’ll be fighting British heavyweight Derek Chisora (for the third time) on Saturday 3 December. It's great that he is open and honest about this, though I do wish he wouldn't use even this to push the barrow of his victory over all odds. In the process, Tyson discusses his mental health and weight battles, his faith and his greatest boxing experiences. What’s more, his trilogy of fights with the fearsome US heavyweight Deontay Wilder are some of the most compelling contests of their division for a couple of decades.

Detailing never before told stories Tyson Fury pulls no punches in his most candid and entertaining book yet. He celebrates the importance of fitness and his efforts to get in shape, but rejects sports science, heart-rate monitors and data assessment. Key to a good sports autobiography is that you get an insight into the real person and the key successes and failures information you didn’t know. He is at his most affecting when he describes the emptiness and suicidal thoughts that he has experienced in the midst of depression.

He looks back at his incredible life and career, examining what's really defined him, from his travelling upbringing to his fighting family, his beloved wife Paris and his 6 beautiful children, his mental health battles and his rise, fall and rise again in and out of the ring. Tyson shares fascinating blow-by-blow accounts of his inspiring victories against Deontay Wilder and Dillian Whyte, his recovery from the depths of depression, and his journey to reclaiming his world heavyweight title. The most talented British heavyweight since Lennox Lewis (who boxed for Canada in the 1988 Seoul Olympics) and, some would argue (including Fury himself), the best in history, he has made some shockingly homophobic and antisemitic comments in the past. Tyson’s book reveals surprising and personal new sides to his character: he opens up about his fairy-tale romance with beloved wife Paris, and their down-to-earth life raising six beautiful children.

He describes how his Traveller upbringing forged him, and how his fighting family, including dad John and his brothers, have sustained him. From Irish traveller heritage, the "Gypsy King" is undefeated in 33 professional fights, winning 32 with 19 knockouts, and drawing once. Access-all-areas and full of never-before-told stories, Tyson looks back on his life and career to examine what's really defined him: his Travelling upbringing, his fighting family (including his dad John and his half-brother Tommy), his beloved wife Paris, his 6 beautiful children, his mental health battles, his faith, his boxing rivalries and the fights, pitfalls and challenges along the way.

He's 6ft 9in, nimble and a boxing great - but it's the Gypsy King's internal monologue that makes him No 1. He talks rather too much about smashing people up, but actually some of his key victories, such as against Klitschko, have been on points and are much more about stamina and ring nous than brute force. Tyson also shares a side of him that few people get to see and that in the weeks before the biggest fight of his career in 2021 he was sleeping on the hospital floor in intensive care following the premature birth of his daughter Athena who was fighting for her life.



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