A redemption tale like no other- Behind the Mask is an unflinching autobiography from the greatest boxer of our time and details - for the first time ever - the extraordinary story of the rise and fall and rise again of Tyson Fury
Tyson Fury is the undefeated lineal heavyweight champion of the
world. Born and raised in Manchester, Fury weighed just 1lb at
birth after being born three months premature. His father John
named him after Mike Tyson.
From Irish traveller heritage, the"Gypsy King" is undefeated in 28 professional fights, winning 27 with 19 knockouts, and drawing once. His most famous victory came in 2015, when he stunned longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles. He was forced to vacate the belts because of issues with drugs, alcohol and mental health, and did not fight again for more than two years. Most thought he was done with boxing forever. Until an amazing comeback fight with Deontay Wilder in December 2018. It was an instant classic, ending in a split decision tie.
Outside of the ring, Tyson Fury is a mental health ambassador. He donated his million dollar purse from the Deontay Wilder fight to the homeless.
Speaking candidly about his struggles with mental health, this
is Tyson Fury as you've never seen him before. * Daily
Fury delivers on his Behind The Mask promise. Beneath the rowdy showmanship is a gifted athlete with bottomless reservoirs of determination and a rare willingness to be frank about his vulnerability to depression [...] you may have to take him more seriously than your instincts suggest. * The Sportsman *
'The story of his recovery and resurgence... struck a chord with fans around the world. When his autobiography, Behind the Mask, was released in November 2019, it reached the No 1 spot on Amazon's charts within 24 hours.' * iNEWS *
'Behind the Mask is his unflinching account of how he overcame his battles with obesity, anxiety, drink and drug abuse, depression and despair to become one of the most exciting fighters of boxing's modern age.' * Penguin.co.uk *
His autobiography Behind The Mask and ITV programme has shown how vulnerable people are to depression and other mental health issues. The country should make him an ambassador for mental health awareness. -- Letter from reader, The Sun