Late last year, one of the biggest upsets in sports was Tyson Fury’s unanimous decision defeating undisputed boxing heavyweight champion Wladmir Klitschko. While many observers were shocked by Fury’s win, one of the people who didn’t think it was a total upset was Fury himself. The man who was born premature and not given much chance to live by his doctors grew to be 6’9″ and a very confident man.

Fury of the United Kingdom is known for making controversial statements including the suggestion that performance-enhancing drugs be made legal by the world’s governing bodies for sport:

“Why don’t they just make drugs totally legal in sports, then everybody would be taking drugs then it would be fully fair then wouldn’t it?” 

He also has made homophobic comments which have caused a stir in his native country. Some called for the BBC to remove him from its 2015 Sports Personality of the Year program.

And there was the bizarre scene after Fury defeated Klitschko where the new heavyweight champ sang to his wife in the post-match interview:

About Ken Fang

Ken has been covering the sports media in earnest at his own site, Fang's Bites since May 2007 and at Awful Announcing since March 2013.

He provides a unique perspective having been an award-winning radio news reporter in Providence and having worked in local television.

Fang celebrates the four Boston Red Sox World Championships in the 21st Century, but continues to be a long-suffering Cleveland Browns fan.

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