Five things we noticed from Tyson Fury's Gypsy King documentary


Tyson Fury has had more than his fair share of ups and downs since he was born 31 years ago.

The Traveller was born three months’ premature and given little hope of survival yet grew into a 6ft 9in heavyweight champion of the world.

His win over Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 should have been the pinnacle of his career but instead it signalled his downfall as he slipped into a three-year drink and drug-fuelled depression.

Fury recovered however and shed 10 stone to return to the ring in 2018 before earning a controversial draw with world champion Deontay Wilder .

Now, ahead of his rematch with his American rival, Fury is the star of an ITV documentary which takes a look behind the scenes at the heavyweight’s life and times.

Here are five things we noticed from the show…

1. Down-to-earth Fury still does the chores

He may be a multi-millionaire and a former world champion, but that doesn’t mean Fury is above taking out the bins.

When he’s not training or fighting in Las Vegas, Fury lives in Morecambe with his wife Paris and their five children.

And that means he’s often running around doing the chores.

He said: “Nappies, nappies, s***** nappies.., when I’m out performing being Tyson Fury I’m a different person but when Tyson Fury is at home, Tyson Fury is doing the bins.

“Tyson Fury is everything that every other husband, father, son and brother is. One thing i can’t stand is rubbish and untidyness.

“People say why don’t you go live in California or America, but why would I? Why would I abandon my country for a bit of money and fame? I can walk down the street here and survive.

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“I will never leave Morecambe, it’s true beauty. If it just had better weather every house would be a million quid.”

Fury also showed he is a fan of a bargain as he grabs a picture of Manchester United legend Peter Schmeichel.

“No way has someone chucked that away,” says Fury. “I’m not having Schmeichel being thrown away.”

Tyson Fury at the dump

2. Fury shows his romantic side

He might knock people out for a living, but Fury also has a soft side.

The 6ft 9in giant revealed a box of keepsakes relating to his relationship with Paris.

He said: “This is an amazing thing, it’s like an heirloom of our relationship. In 2006 I had just started going out with Paris and I won my first gold medal in a boxing tournament.

“I came back and gave it to Paris to keep forever. She was like, ‘Oh my God are you sure?’ and and I said, ‘Yes, it’s the most precious thing I own and you can have it.'”

Paris then joked, “I said you should give it to your mum because we’ll be finished in a week!”

Finding a love letter he wrote, Fury recites: “In short I will part with anything for you. There is only one happiness in life, to love and to be loved.”

The fighter also finds the cinema tickets to King Kong during which the couple enjoyed their first kiss, and a heart-shaped lollipop which he gave Paris each Valentine’s Day.

A picture from Tyson’s romantic box

3. Not even Fury can park where he wants

Fury has an impressive collection of cars, including a Ferrari and a Rolls Royce – but that doesn’t mean he can flout the law.

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As he took Paris out for lunch, the former champ opted to park his 4×4 in a ‘space’ which is supposed to be kept clear at all times.

“Theres a very big blue sign there saying not to park here,” warned Paris, although her advice fell on deaf ears.

After enjoying a meal of truffle ravioli, Tyson and Paris predictably returned to a parking ticket.

Fury picked up a parking ticket

Fury passes the ticket over

4. Keeping alive the Traveller tradition

Fury has always been proud of his roots and he shows them off in the documentary.

The 31-year-old was born into the travelling community and lived in a caravan before he earned his fortune in the ring.

His dad and grandfather, who were born in Ireland, lived in a caravan, as did Tyson’s wife Paris.

Fury might now live in a large family home in Morecambe but he is shown in the programme picking up a wagon which he has had refurbished over the last four years.

It takes pride of place in front of his house and, as his dad John says: “He’ll live fancy and better than a lot of gypsies but he’s still a gypsy.”

Fury pulls a wagon he has had renovated

5. Fury’s celebrity fans

As Fury completed his final preparations for his fight against Tom Schwarz last year, he had two special visitors to his dressing room.

Chef Gordon Ramsay popped in to wish Fury the best and to ask about his family.

“He’s relaxed, the only thing missing between his legs is a box of fish and chips,” said the Scot.

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“He looks on it, it’s just… forget the razzmatazz and the showbusiness and get the job done quickly so we can all f*** off to the pub.”

Singer Robbie Williams also stuck his head round the door and offered Fury the chance to sing a duet on the former Take That star’s Christmas album.

Fury accepted and would later appear on Williams’ single Bad Sharon.

As he left the dressing room, Williams said, “Go and batter the dosser” – advice Fury followed as he stopped Schwarz in the second round.





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