Love Island fans will already know that 20-year-old Tommy Fury has followed in his family’s footsteps and is working towards making a name for himself in the world of boxing outside of the villa.
Popular Islander Tommy might not be a whiz in the kitchen, but in the ring it’s a different story.
Tommy, brother of the world-famous boxing champ Tyson Fury, has been in two professional fights so far, and has won both of them, so it’s clear that boxing skills run strong in the Fury family.
As we wait for the next episode of Love Island to land, let’s take a closer look at Tommy Fury’s family and their boxing legacy.
‘Gypsy’ John Fury Sr. – Father
While not much is known about Tommy Fury’s mum, his dad John Fury Sr. was a successful pro boxer in his own right in the 80s and 90s who defeated WBO World Champion Henry Akinwande back in the day.
John Sr. went on to train his son Tyson Fury, and we all know how that went, as the boxer has enjoyed an undefeated run with multiple championship wins.
‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury – Brother
Boxing runs very strong in Tommy Fury’s family, with his famous boxing champ brother Tyson Fury, 30, having trained in the sport since he was eight years old.
Tyson has gone on to win the WBA, IBO, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles after beating Ukrainian Wladimir Klitschko.
Most recently he drew with Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight title, and he will face Tom Schwarz in Nevada on 15 June 2019.
Tommy Fury’s half-siblings
In addition to his brother Tyson, Tommy Fury has another three half siblings: John Jr., born in 1984, Shane, born in 1991, and Ramona, born in 1997, who tragically died when she was just a baby.
Hughie Fury – uncle
Tommy’s uncle and John Sr.’s older brother Hughie sadly passed away following a caravan fire.
Peter Fury – uncle
Tommy’s uncle Peter, who has served jail time in the past for dealing amphetamines and money laundering, has been involved in training Tommy and Tyson in boxing since they were children.
‘The Fist of Fury’ Hughie Fury – cousin
Peter Fury has trained his son too, also called Hughie Fury – aka The Fist of Fury – in boxing, with Hughie eventually turning professional and earning the British heavyweight title.
He also became the first British boxer to win the a gold medal in super-heavyweight division during the Youth World Championships.
Hosea ‘The Hammer’ Burton – cousin
Hosea Burton – aka The Hammer – is another boxing champion in the family, as he’s the current reining British Light-Heavyweight Champion.
Andy Lee – cousin
Andy Lee, now retired, is yet another cousin of Tommy’s who forged a career for himself in the boxing ring – earning 35 wins during the course of his career.
He also held the WBO middleweight title for a year from 2014, and thus became the first member of the Traveller community to score a world title.
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