RARE 'The Gypsy King' Tyson Fury early career 2nd professional fight official on-site poster against Marcel Zeller, billed "England vs Scotland," 17th January 2009, Robin Park Arena, Wigan. Measuring 16 1/2" x 23 1/2"
Tyson Fury 253 lbs beat Marcel Zeller 233 lbs by TKO at 2:50 in round 3 of 6
*Fury came in 8 pounds lighter for this bout than in his previous debut just a month earlier.
*Zeller wore a traditional, Scottish kilt instead of the normal trunks.
*In Round 1, Zeller backed himself into a corner and motioned multiple times for Fury to "come on". Fury responded with a nice pair of uppercuts and a few body shots that slipped through the guard of Zeller.
*In Round 2, Zeller was noticeably bleeding from the nose.
*Action was paused at :47 of Round 3 as Zeller went down from what referee Howard John Foster determined to be a low blow. Fury was issued a warning and Zeller was given time to recover.
*At 2:50 of Round 3, the referee stepped in and waved an end to the bout as Zeller was backed into a corner and absorbing punches with no effective, offensive response.
Tyson Luke Fury (born 12 August 1988) He is a two-time World heavyweight champion, having held the WBC and The Ring magazine titles since defeating Deontay Wilder in 2020; previously he held the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring titles after defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. With his defeat of Wilder, Fury became the third heavyweight, after Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali, to hold The Ring magazine title twice, and is widely considered by media outlets to be the lineal heavyweight champion. As of April 2022, Fury is ranked as the World's best active heavyweight by ESPN and BoxRec. He is ranked as the fourth-best active boxer, pound for pound, by BoxRec, fourth by ESPN, sixth by the TBRB and seventh by the Boxing Writers Association of America.
As an amateur, Fury represented both England and Ireland, as he was born in Manchester to an Irish Traveller family. Fury's family lineage comes from Belfast and Galway; his parents emigrated to England at a young age. He won the ABA super-heavyweight title in 2008 before turning professional later that year at 20 years of age. After winning the English heavyweight title twice, he became the British and Commonwealth champion in 2011 by defeating the 14–0 Derek Chisora. He then won the Irish and WBO Inter-Continental titles, before defeating Chisora again in a 2014 rematch for the European and WBO International heavyweight titles. This success, along with his 24–0 record, set up a match with the long-reigning world champion Wladimir Klitschko in Germany, which Fury won by unanimous decision.
Fury was stripped of his IBF title 10 days after the Klitschko bout as he was unable to grant a fight with the IBF's mandatory challenger, Vyacheslav Glazkov, due to a rematch clause in his contract with Klitschko. The rematch did not materialise as Fury had mental health issues leading to alcoholism, recreational drug use and extreme weight gain. He was also charged with anti-doping violations. In 2016, he vacated the WBA, WBO and IBO titles; The Ring stripped him of his last remaining title in early 2018. Later that year, after more than two years of inactivity, Fury challenged for the WBC heavyweight title against Wilder. The fight was controversially scored as a draw. Fury's strong performance against Wilder (including recovering from a heavy knockdown in the final round) earned him Comeback of the Year from The Ring and numerous other awards. In the rematch in February 2020, Fury defeated Wilder by a technical knockout in the seventh round after a dominant performance. He knocked out Wilder again in the trilogy fight in October 2021, this time in the 11th round.