Controversial boxer Tyson Fury fights under the nickname ‘The Gypsy King’, which stems from his Irish traveller roots.
Fury is known as “the Gypsy King”, which has become one of boxing’s most famous nicknames and has been seen proudly emblazoned on his shorts during fights – but where does it come from?
Fury’s nickname comes from his Irish traveller heritage on both his mother and father’s sides, which he was often spoken of during his career.
In 2016, for example, the boxer declared: “I am a gypsy and that’s it. I will always be a gypsy, I’ll never change. I will always be fat and white and that’s it. I am the champion, yet I am thought of as a bum.”