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What is Tyson Fury's boxing record?

Tyson Fury vowed to run Deontay Wilder down while the challenger said blood will be shed as the fighters came face-to-face in an odd press conference ahead of their July 24 trilogy fight in Las Vegas.

What is Tyson Fury's boxing record?
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WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury vowed to run Deontay Wilder down while the challenger said blood will be shed as the fighters came face-to-face in an odd press conference ahead of their July 24 trilogy fight in Las Vegas.

Fury (30-0-1) first fought former long-time heavyweight champion Wilder (42-1-1) to a draw in 2018 and took the WBC title from him in a rematch in February 2020 with a seventh-round stoppage.

A shirtless and upbeat Fury said that he has added one-punch knockout power to his arsenal and would flatten the American when the bell rings at T-Mobile Arena.

"What I'm going to do to Deontay Wilder this time is I'm going to run him over as if I'm an 18-wheeler and he's a human being," said the Briton, who predicted that he would knock Wilder out in fewer than seven rounds.

Boxing: Fury v Wilder hold news conference ahead of third fightBoxers Tyson Fury (L) and Deontay Wilder (R) face off at a press conference on June 15, 2021 in Los Angeles, California to announce their third WBC heavyweight championship ficght scheduled for July 24 in las Vegas. (Photo by Frederic J. BROWN / AFP)

Fury's record

The 31-year-old Fury boasts an impressive career record of (30-0-1) having never been defeated since his boxing breakthrough in 2008 when he overcame Hungarian fighter Bela Gyöngyösi in Nottingham. As his career progressed the 'Gyspy King' gradually moved to bigger stages in both the UK and Ireland.

Some of Fury's highest profile fights have come against the likes of Dereck Chisora (2014) and the epic battle against Ukraine's Klitschko in 2015. 

It was the Deontay Wilder bouts however, that really put the Mancunian boxer on the global map after his fights with American in 2018 and 2020. Indeed it was in the first of his fights with Wilder where the British boxer experienced the only blip on his immaculate fighting career. Wilder had Fury on the canvas on two occasions and the 12 round battle was ultimately declared a draw with the 'Gypsy King' just moments away from being counted out.

Last week's press conference ahead of the 24 July fight ended with a more than five-minute long face-off where neither fighter spoke to the other, although members of their camps exchanged words.