Heavyweight king Tyson Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) published his book ‘Behind The Mask’ in November 2019, which revealed all about his incredible life in and out of the ring.
The brutally honest autobiography soared to number one in the Amazon best-selling book charts within 24 hours of release and has now received two prestigous awards at the 2020 Telegraph Sports Awards.
'The Gypsy King' posted the news on social media on July 16, "Boom! I’m delighted to win the Best Autobiography of the Year Award at the 2020 Telegraph Sports Awards and the Overall Sports Book of the Year Award. It’s a real honour to win 2 awards alongside some real sporting heroes. Thanks everyone for the support!"
‘Behind the Mask: My Autobiography’ tells the story of Britain’s number one sportsman as he defied the odds and went from becoming unified world Heavyweight champion in November 2015, in what was one of the biggest upsets in heavyweight boxing history, to the brink of suicide.
Following a dramatic weight loss after ballooning to 28st, he challenged fearsome puncher Deontay Wilder, where he lifted himself off the floor in round 12 when he looked to have been knocked out cold, producing one of boxing’s most magical moments ever. In the rematch, he wiped the floor with the unbeaten 'Bronze Bomber' and captured the WBC green and gold belt, making him the first man in history to win all the heavyweight world titles - WBC, WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO, The Ring - and the third heavyweight to win The Ring magazine title twice, alongside Floyd Patterson and Muhammad Ali.
The 31-year-old 6ft 9in giant grom Manchester has become a superstar around the world due to his larger-than-life persona, along with his incredible boxing skills that has seen him become the best heavyweight on the planet. Due to his demons outside of the ring, Fury has also become an advocate for mental health, helping others deal with their own battles and issues.