Tyson Fury's age, Love Island brother, huge family with wife Paris - and what he's worth

Tyson Fury and Paris Fury
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Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to face off on Saturday night (May 18) in the first undisputed heavyweight world championship in a quarter of a century.

The last time one man held sway over boxing's premier division was when Lennox Lewis triumphed over Evander Holyfield in 1999. The victor of this bout will also be the first fighter to possess all four heavyweight belts. The odds have slightly favoured Fury, but there's little to distinguish these undefeated world champions. The showdown will take place in Saudi Arabia, which has rapidly become a hub for high-profile boxing matches, with both fighters set to earn tens of millions for their participation.

In addition to the main event, the undercard in Riyadh features two other world title fights and several compelling lower-card bouts. Here's everything you need to know about Tyson Fury ahead of tonight's fights.

Born on August 12, 1988, in the Wythenshawe area of Manchester, Tyson Luke Fury, also known as The Gypsy King, is currently 35 years old. Despite his imposing stature in the ring, Tyson was born three months prematurely, weighing just 1lb, reports MyLondon.

Hailing from an Irish traveller family, Tyson developed a passion for boxing at a young age. By the time he was 10, he was serious about the sport, with his father John Fury guiding him. Tyson quickly ascended to the international amateur level, clinching the EU Junior Champion title in May 2007 and becoming the ABA national champion in 2008. He turned professional later that year at the age of 20.

The boxer's unique style, encompassing technique, range and character, has captured global attention. After securing the English, British and Commonwealth titles, and then vacating them to win the Irish title, he steadily climbed the ranks until a world title shot was finally within his grasp.

In 2015, Tyson's life took an unexpected twist when he journeyed to Dusseldorf, brimming with focus and confidence, to challenge the 11-year undefeated Wladimir Klitschko. Tyson emerged as the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.

Are Tyson and Tommy Fury related?

Tyson and Tommy are half-brothers, both sons of John Fury but born to different mothers. The pair are two of John Fury's five children - with half-siblings Shane and Roman also stepping into the boxing ring.

Tommy, 25, gained fame on the reality show Love Island but is also a light-heavyweight boxer with an unbeaten professional record. Tyson assisted in training Tommy for his last fight against KSI and expressed his pride after his victory.

Tommy, who is a father to one, is engaged to Molly-Mae Hague whom he met on the ITV dating show in 2019. They share a one year old daughter named Bambi and reside in a luxurious mansion in Cheshire.

Who is Tyson Fury married to?

Tyson is wedded to his long-term partner Paris Fury. The couple met during their teenage years and have remained together since.

Paris, now 34, is a published author and television personality.

The Fury family welcomed their first child, Venezuela Lynda, in September 2009, and the latest addition, Prince Rico Paris, arrived in September 2023, making a 14-year age gap between the siblings.

Their first son, Prince John James, was born in April 2012, followed by Prince Tyson II in July 2016. Valencia Amber joined the family in December 2017, and their third son, Prince Adonis Amaziah, was born in February 2019.

Athena was born in August 2021, ensuring the Fury household is always bustling with activity. The family gave fans a glimpse into their life in the 2023 Netflix series At Home with the Furys.

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As for Tyson Fury's net worth?

The 'Gypsy King' reportedly has an estimated fortune of £180 million, according to the Daily Mirror. This figure saw a significant boost after Fury's fight against Francis Ngannou, which earned him £50m.

Despite being knocked down during the match, Fury won via the judges' scorecards - a result that sparked controversy among fans.

Fury's legacy continues to grow, and he's set to earn over £100m on Saturday when he faces Usyk in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, potentially pushing his net worth close to £300m.

As for the Fury v Usyk start time, Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk are set to face off on Saturday, May 18. The bout will take place at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

UK coverage of the event will begin at 5pm, with the ringwalk expected to start around 11.05pm.


The undercard for the main fight features eight bouts, including:.

Jai Opetaia v Mairis Briedis - IBF cruiserweight title.

Joe Cordina v Anthony Cacace - IBF super-featherweight titles.

Mark Chamberlain v Joshua Oluwaseun Wahab - lightweight.

Sergey Kovalev v Robin Sirwan Safar - cruiserweight.

Isaac Lowe v Hasibullah Ahmadi - featherweight.

David Nyika v Michael Seitz - cruiserweight.

Moses Itauma v Ilja Mezencev - heavyweight.

Agit Kabayel v Frank Sanchez - heavyweight.

For those interested in watching Fury v Usyk Ring of Fire, it's a pay-per-view event. You can purchase it on DAZN for £24.99 or Sky Sports Box Office for £24.95.

A purchase on DAZN also includes a free monthly pass, providing access to over 100 fights annually, football from the Saudi Pro League and the UEFA Women's Champions League, among other events.