Tyson Fury’s insistence that he is retired has taken a step towards becoming reality after the giant Mancunian vacated his Ring heavyweight title.

He first secured the strap by beating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, then won it again by knocking out Deontay Wilder in 2020.

In between, Fury extended an unbeaten record that he further enhanced with a second victory over Wilder and another early finish against Dillian Whyte.

With the prospect of the 34-year-old leaving the sport with an unblemished record, The Sporting News takes a look at how he did it.

What is Tyson Fury’s boxing record?

A brash and fresh-faced Fury needed little more than two minutes to demolish Hungarian opponent Bela Gyongyosi on his professional debut at the National Ice Centre in Nottingham in December 2008.

Since that early display of punishingly-placed power-punching, Fury has amassed a further 31 wins, including two notable early victories over John McDermott in 2009 and 2010, earning the British heavyweight title on both occasions.

His most recent win was against British brawler Whyte at Wembley Stadium in April 2022, triumphing with a vicious knockout in the sixth round in front of 94,000 ticket holders.

Fury’s record stands at 32-0-1 with the sole draw on his career coming in controversial circumstances when no winner was declared in his first fight with Wilder in 2018.

What is Tyson Fury’s KO percentage?

Hammer-handed Fury has a knockout rate 69.7 percent and his brutal beating of Whyte was the fourth time he had left an opponent unable to continue in five fights.

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Twenty-three of his contests have ended in a knockout and he fought to a draw with Wilder in his first title fight in more than three years in December 2018, when he memorably climbed off the floor at the last second after lying flat on his back.

Fury knocked Wilder down twice before winning their second fight, and the pair traded multiple knockdowns before the fighter known as ‘The Gypsy King’ closed the show during the 11th round of an epic third encounter.

Tyson Fury’s biggest fights

Derek Chisora

Durable Chisora took Fury the distance in 2011 for the British and Commonwealth heavyweight titles, which was settled by unanimous decision.

The result was more emphatic when they met in London again in 2014, Fury winning the European, WBO International, and vacant British heavyweight titles in a dominant performance that ended with Chisora retiring before the 11th round.

Contrarian Fury has contradicted his retirement talk by claiming that he is ready to finish his career with a trilogy fight against his 38-year-old compatriot… although the latest reports suggest he has now hung up his gloves for good.

Wladimir Klitschko

Hall-of-famer Klitschko had been on a winning run lasting more than 11 years when he agreed to face Fury in Dusseldorf in 2015.

Klitschko tried to laugh off Fury’s provocative promises of a shock during the pre-fight promotions, threatening to make the challenger pay for his insolence.

By his standards, the revered Ukrainian scarcely laid a glove on his rival as he lost his WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring heavyweight titles on a night when Fury firmly established himself among the very elite.

The scorecards read 116-111, 115-112 and 115-112 in Fury’s favour.

Deontay Wilder

Wilder had won all of his 40 professional fights before drawing with Fury in a first bout between the pair that was peddled as an act of redemption for the visiting star following those years away from the ring.

The man dubbed ‘The Bronze Bomber’ was a feared campaigner but could not cope with Fury in the second of their three fights in the US, looking a sorry sight as his corner correctly threw in the towel during the seventh round.

On that evidence and despite his protestations, few had tipped Wilder to gain revenge in October 2021. The dethroned WBC champion came closer than expected in trying to find an answer to Fury’s fierce power and unpredictable style.

It may not have been much consolation to the proud Wilder, but he was in good company in finding himself on the losing end of a fight with Fury.

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