Tommy Fury (born May 7, 1993) is a British Professional Boxer from Wythenshawe, England, United Kingdom. He is famous for being the younger brother of Tyson Fury (famous British Boxer and champion). Furthermore, the 21-year-old boxer is set to follow in the footsteps of his undefeated older brother. On December 22, 2018, Tommy Fury made his professional boxing debut in Manchester. By 2019, he was a contestant on Love Island 2019. As the Love Island second runner-up, he has been in the limelight since celebrating Tyson’s victory against Deontay Wilder. He is also known to establish an impressive boxing record at the start of his career. Let’s dive right into his story with these 15 facts:
Tommy Fury: 15 Fun Facts
1. Tommy Fury’s age:
Tommy Fury’s birthday was on May 7, 1999. So, how old is Tommy Fury? As of early 2021, he is 21 years old. The Love Island runner-up and the professional boxer was born in Manchester, England, United Kingdom.
2. He no longer cares about his famous six-pack:
Tommy Fury has admitted he’s lost his six pack and says having a ripped body ‘doesn’t mean anything’ after Molly-Mae Hague poked fun at his plump stomach.
The Love Island runner-up, 21, says he isn’t bothered about having chiseled abs now that:
1) he’s in a long-term relationship with Molly and,
2) never intended to show off his physique on the ITV2 dating series “Love Island”.
Speaking exclusively to MailOnline, reality star and sportsman Tommy said: ‘I wouldn’t say I have a six pack anymore. I don’t care about having a six pack. It wasn’t important to me on Love Island either.’ Speaking of his boxer brother Tyson, Tommy continued: ‘Tyson doesn’t have a six pack but he’s the best heavyweight in the world, so it doesn’t mean anything.
‘I was in good shape on the show but at the end of the day Love Island wasn’t a bodybuilding contest. It was about finding a girlfriend and falling in love.
‘That’s why I went on the show and I saw it through, which is how I ended up with Molly. I only went on Love Island to find someone….’Love Island is definitely a great platform to express yourself but if you take away everything I have now and only left my family and Molly, I’d still be happy’.
3. While his love for Molly touches our heart, she wasn’t shy about his weight gain or instigating a proposal from Tommy:
Molly, 20, teased Tommy for his protruding ‘belly’ on Instagram as the pair holidayed together in the Maldives over New Year. Molly-Mae Hague is his girlfriend who he first met at the villa while shooting the fifth season of Love Island.
But the strong-headed boxer/reality star said his appearance is the least of his concerns, saying: ‘As long as I’m fit and I’m strong then I don’t care…..’I’m not interested in material things. If you go on the show and look for material things then you won’t enjoy it.’
Tommy, who’s on a mission to cut-down his meat intake and eat more plant-based foods with the support of frozen food brand Strong Roots and its new meat-patch, said the only time he argues with Molly is when she leaves her PrettyLittleThing deliveries all over the flat they share together in Manchester.
He said: ‘It’s been my first time living away from home and it’s just easy.
‘But all I see when I come home are PrettyLittleThing bags. I’m not going to lie, I do shout at her ‘Put them in the spare room!’ They’re everywhere, all over the floor. I’m telling you.
‘The worst thing that I do is leave the wet towel on the floor when I get out the shower.’
Before Tyson’s fight against Widler, the boxer had hinted at the possibility of proposing to his girlfriend in case his brother won the match. Now an Instagram star, Molly told MailOnline that she predicted Tommy would pop the question during their Maldives getaway, saying: ‘I’m looking forward to having a rock on my finger.’
But Tommy has admitted he’s yet to plan a big proposal, though confirms Molly is most definitely The One. He said: ‘I see myself marrying Molly, of course I do…..’I see her as my life partner and I’m sure we will cross those bridges when it comes to it but I’ve no idea when.’
4. Tommy’s boohooMAN brand:
After his GF Molly-Mae launched a collection with PrettyLittleThing, Tommy also turned his hand to fashion with the launch of his brand new boohooMAN edit. Asked if he ever thought he’d have his own edit, Tommy told heatworld: “Seeing as I wear boxers that are one week old and sniff them before I put them on, definitely not; but I’m now considered a fashion man. It’s an absolute privilege to be working with boohooMAN and be part of the family.” So what’s his favourite piece from the collection, then? “It’s got to be the shiny red coat,” he said. “With a nice white tee underneath, you can’t go wrong for the winter months. It’s practical and fashionable, we’re killing two birds with one stone.”
5. Where is Tommy Fury from?
Tommy Fury’s father is of Irish descent while his mother is of Mauritian descent which is why he looks different to his half-brother Tyson Fury!
6. Tommy Fury’s parents and siblings:
His father, John Fury, was initially an unlicensed boxer who later became a professional boxer in the 1980s.
His mother Chantal is of Mauritian descent.
He is a half-brother of the heavyweight champion Tyson Fury who was named after the legendary fighter, Mike Tyson. Last year, he beat Deontay Wilder in a rematch that was held in Las Vegas on February 22, 2020.
In addition to Tyson, he has two other half-brothers, John Jr., and Shane.
Tommy’s family has a history of boxing. Tommy was trained by his uncle Peter Fury. In fact, his brother Tyson and cousin Hughie Fury have also been trained by Peter. Tommy started his training at the age of 8. During an interview, he also told his older brother also used to give him tips. The boxer was born on 7th May 1999 in Wythenshawe, England, United Kingdom.
His father “John Fury” was a former bare-knuckle fighter. Later, John turned professional boxer during the 1980s. Furthermore, he has another brother named Shane Fury.
Tommy is a high school graduate but we have no information about his school and qualifications.
Tommy attended St. Ambrose Barlow High School in Manchester, United Kingdom. There is no information on current enrollment about Tommy in any higher education. After completing high school, he took a break to take part in the Love Island TV reality show.
8. Tommy Fury boxing career:
Born to a boxing family, the boxer has been training since childhood (8 years old to be precise). However, he made his debut on December 22, 2018, after winning his first professional fight. Tommy Fury’s weight qualifies him to fight as a light-heavyweight. So far, the boxer’s career has experienced a promising start. He has managed to win all the first three fights. Below are details of the matches:
- The first fight against Jevgenijs Andrejevs on December 22, 2018
- A second fight against Callum Ide on March 23, 2019
- The third fight against Przemyslaw Binienda on December 21, 2019
9. Tommy Fury record :
The “Tommy Fury career stats record” has been quite impressive. So, what is Tommy Fury’s record? Of the three professional fights that he has been involved in, he has won all three. Two of the matches are wins by knockout, while 1 is a win by decision.
- World ranking: 628/ 1,101
- UK ranking: 67/83
- Bouts: 3
- Rounds: 6
- Knockouts: 66.67%
Tommy is trained by British former professional boxer Ricky Hatton, three-time Light Welterweight and Welterweight World Champion. There was also a rumor that Fury will be trained by the Hitman Hatton, a legendary boxer.
10. Love Island 2019:
Outside the boxing ring, the boxer is a reality television star. He took part in the fifth series in the reality television show Love Island in June 2019. Here, he managed to finish in the runner-up position alongside his girlfriend, Molly-Mae Hague. He first entered on Day 2 of the show and his brother Tyson actually broke the news of Tommy’s participation in the show, telling ESPN, “He’s going on a TV show called Love Island. He’s a good looking young kid and I think he’s going to be a hit with the ladies on it. He clearly doesn’t look like me because I look like an ogre!”
The boxer melted hearts with his caring personality and he was quick to make Molly-Mae Hague his official girlfriend in the villa. With Tommy and Molly-Mae finishing in second place on Love Island 2019, they have now moved in together.
11. Before he dated Molly, he was 19 and in love with:
Millie Roberts. Pre “Love Island”, Tommy was in a two-year relationship with his ex-girlfriend Millie Roberts.
According to Roberts, he split up with her so that he could go on the show, even alleging to the Star magazine that he’d tried to ‘bribe’ her with some of the money he’d be earning to go on.
She told the publication, “He swore he wasn’t interested, then a few days later was suggesting he did it and gave me half the money. I said if he thought I was going to watch my man on national TV kissing and doing God knows what with other women then he was crazy.”
Suffice to say, they broke up and Tommy finished in second place alongside Molly-Mae Hague on Love Island 2019. Initially, the pair had allegedly split just one week after leaving the Love Island villa but soon the pair looked completely smitten during the Love Island reunion on Sunday 4th August. The rest they say, is history!
12. His BBF on Love Island was:
Tommy Fury melted the hearts of the nation when he asked the model to be his girlfriend, with the help of his BFF Curtis Pritchard.
Before entering the Love Island villa, Tommy was quick to reveal he’d like to find a bromance on the show, something to rival that of 2018 Islanders Kem Cetinay and Chris Hughes. He said, “I’ll mingle with people and find out about everyone because at the end of the day I’ll be living with these people for a long time so it’ll be nice to see if I have a bromance in there, along with a relationship. It’s nice to be a bit standout- ish.” Well, it looks like he’s found just that… In the form of ballroom dancer Curtis Pritchard!
The lads immediately hit it off, entering the villa on Day 2 together! They are now the best of friends and have both made it into the Love Island final.
13. His secret crush:
“ Ariana Grande!…”That girl is fire!” said Tommy when asked who his crush is.
14. Has he ever cheated?
He said, “I’ve had a wandering eye before but I addressed that straight away. I’ve never cheated and I never will cheat. I’m a loyal guy down to the roots.”
15. Future career:
Tommy admits that he is not much of an entertainer but a fighter. He intends to follow in his brother’s footsteps and become a boxing champion.
Speaking about his brother in his pre-show interview, Tommy said, “I’m my own man and I’ve said it throughout my whole boxing career. I don’t want to be labelled as his little brother, I’m my own man and I’m doing the best that I can do in life and that’s all I’m setting out to achieve.”
He also admits that being on Love Island has garnered him popularity for who he is, which is a stepping stone out of his brother’s shadow. His fans are looking forward to seeing what he has to offer in the boxing ring. Reality television star, Tommy Fury, has made it clear that he is about to make a name for himself in the boxing ring in the near future. He intends to hit the headlines just like his brother, Tyson. Fans are eagerly waiting for his boxing career moves.