Tyson Fury’s Real Height: Not as Tall as You’d Think

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The British heavyweight boxer is widely known for his larger-than-life height.

It’s earned him recognition, helped to overpower his competitors, and is a greatly memorable feature. However, there’s more to Tyson Fury’s height than he’s leading on.

Who Is Tyson Fury?

Tyson Fury is known not only for his height but also for his skill and boxing successes. A two-time world heavyweight champion, Fury has made quite the reputation for himself.

Shirtless Tyson Fury celebrates retaining his world heavyweight boxing title with DJ Steve Aoki and clubbers at Hakkasan Nightclub in Las VegasShirtless Tyson Fury celebrates retaining his world heavyweight boxing title with DJ Steve Aoki and clubbers at Hakkasan Nightclub in Las Vegas on October 11, 2021 (Credit: MEGA / WENN)

One of his most memorable fights happened in 2020 when Fury fought Deontay Wilder, also one of the tallest boxers of the modern day. This 33-year-old weighs in at 278 pounds and possibly stands at 6’9”.

Tyson Fury Facts

What is Tyson Fury's net worth?He is a British professional boxer with an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Full Name:Tyson Luke Fury
Born:August 12, 1988, in Wythenshawe, a suburb of south Manchester, England.
Kids:In 2021, he became a father for the sixth time.

He's the dad of daughters Athena, Venezula and Valencia and sons Prince John James, Prince Tyson Fury II and Prince Adonis Amaziah.
Feet/Shoe Size:14 (US)
How tall is Tyson Fury?6′ 9″ (206 cm)
Nationality:British
Was Tyson Fury born a gypsy?Born to an Irish traveler family who are often referred to as Irish Gypsies, he is nicknamed “Gypsy King."

He is ethnically Irish and not related to the Romani people.
Are Thomas Michael John Fury and Tyson Fury brothers?Tommy Fury is the half-brother of Tyson Fury.
How is Hughie Fury related to Tyson Fury?Hughie Lewis Fury is the first cousin of Tyson Fury.

When Do Men Reach Height Maturity?

Much of the confusion around Fury’s height dates back to his amateur fights. Back then, he measured in at 6’7”. However, he was only 16 at the time.

Though the major growth spurt for boys happens between ages 12-15, they don’t stop growing until 18. For some men, they can continue to grow into their early twenties.

Tyson Fury met his much shorter wife Paris met when they were just teenagersTyson Fury met his much shorter wife Paris met when they were just teenagers (Credit: Steve Searle / WENN)

Knowing this, it makes sense that Fury’s height was a bit shorter in his amateur days. The average male height is 5’9”. Fury’s towering frame beats that average by a whole foot if he’s telling the truth.

Tyson Fury compares his height to that of slightly shorter opponent Deontay Leshun Wilder at a press conference for the fight at the Novo theater in downtown Los AngelesTyson Fury compares his height to that of slightly shorter opponent Deontay Leshun Wilder at a press conference for the fight at the Novo Theater in downtown Los Angeles on June 15, 2021 (Credit: MEGA / WENN)

Currently, Fury is one of the tallest heavyweight boxers in the game. The only other boxer who compares to his stature is Deontay Wilder, who is 6’7”.

However, there have been taller boxers in the past, such as Taishan Dong and Nikolai Valuev, who both tower over Fury at 7 feet tall.

Wladimir Klitschko admitted Tyson Fury is taller than him prior to their professional boxing matchWladimir Klitschko admitted Tyson Fury is taller than him prior to their professional boxing match on November 28, 2015 at Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany (Credit: Patrick Hoffmann / WENN)

Considering that skepticism comes primarily from Fury’s early weigh-ins, the theory doesn’t hold much weight. Taking into account puberty and the timeline for male growth, Fury most definitely is above 6’7”. Odds are he falls in between 6’8” and 6’9”.

Fury’s Claims Vs. Reality

Fury himself has claimed to be 6’ 9”. This is a towering height that even many basketball players don’t measure up to. However, skepticism has surrounded Fury’s height claims. Many believe that Fury is a few inches shorter than he’s leading on.

In 2008, Fury claimed that his height was 6’8”. However, many refer back to his amateur fighting days when he measured a clean 6’7”. Although, as we said, this theory can’t be held as truth.

Tyson Fury shows off his size 14 (US) custom Nike Air Force WBC champion shoesTyson Fury shows off his size 14 (US) custom Nike Air Force WBC champion shoes at the Top Rank office on October 4, 2021, in Las Vegas, Nevada (Credit: MEGA / WENN)

We also have a record of Fury’s height being 6’8 ¾” in 2018. If this is the case, it would make sense for Fury to refer to himself as 6’9” in order to be brief. He’s believed to wear size 14 (US) shoes.

The Final Verdict

Fury may not be the almost 7-foot giant fans have made him out to be, but he is still pretty tall. Whether 6’8” or 6’9” you wouldn’t want to get on this guy’s bad side in the boxing ring.

In December 2015, Hayden Panettiere flew off to Germany to support her 6′ 6″ tall husband, Wladimir Klitschko, for his match against Tyson Fury.

“I look forward to this fight, I think it will be challenging and exciting because I like to fight big men. It is much easier to fight bigger men than smaller,” Ukrainian boxer Wladimir Wladimirowitsch Klitschko said following his victory over Bryant Jennings in New York on April 25, 2015.

Tyson Fury and his wife Paris celebrate with title belts as he defeats shorter opponent Wladimir KlitschkoTyson Fury and his wife Paris celebrate with title belts as he defeats shorter opponent Wladimir Klitschko to become the new World Heavyweight Champion after the IBF IBO WBA WBO Heavyweight World Championship contest at Esprit-Arena on November 28, 2015, in Duesseldorf, Germany (Credit: Patrick Hoffmann / WENN)

“I believe that the fight with Tyson Fury will look different to this one because of the size difference – Fury is taller than me,” he added. American boxer Bryant Jennings measures 6′ 3″ (190.5 cm).

“He is definitely the guy who is ambitious and I think it is going to be exciting. I think that he is going to engage in the fight,” Wladimir Klitschko said about Tyson Fury.

“There was not much engagement through Jennings today but I think the Fury fight will be exciting and I’m looking forward to it,” he concluded.

Hayden Panettiere cut her blonde hair short after entering treatment for postpartum depressionHayden Panettiere cut her blonde hair short after entering treatment for postpartum depression (Credit: AEDT / WENN)

The fight held on November 28, 2015 at Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf, Nordrhein-Westfalen, Germany, ended Wladimir Klitschko’s long reign as the heavyweight champion. Fury was declared the winner by unanimous decision.

The actress debuted shorter locks at her husband’s event, announcing that it symbolized “getting rid of metaphorical and literal dead ends,” because the actress has been battling postpartum depression.

Hayden Panettiere paired silver-studded leggings with a white asymmetrical top and a black blazerHayden Panettiere paired silver-studded leggings with a white asymmetrical top and a black blazer (Credit: Patrick Hoffmann / WENN / Ralf Succo)

Hayden was spotted on the red carpet for the charity event Ein Herz für Kinder (translated as “A Heart for Children”) in Germany with her fiancé’s family.

Hayden wore an outfit that was a bit reminiscent of Michael Jackson – silver-studded leggings, a white asymmetrical top, and a black blazer.

Hayden Panettiere rocks black Alaïa leather wedge ankle bootsHayden Panettiere rocks black Alaïa leather wedge ankle boots (Credit: WENN)

The only thing that Michael probably would not have worn are her insanely high platform shoes from Azzedine Alaïa (how could he moonwalk in those?).

Hayden Panettiere met Wladimir Klitschko in 2009 at a book launch for a mutual friendHayden Panettiere met Wladimir Klitschko in 2009 at a book launch for a mutual friend (Credit: Patrick Hoffmann / WENN)

Hayden seemed to be having fun on the red carpet, often falling into a fit of giggles with her fiancé, along with her fiancé’s brother and wife.

Wladimir Klitschko, Hayden Panettiere, Natalia Klitschko and Vitali Klitschko attend the Ein Herz für Kinder Kinder Gala 2015 reception at Tempelhof AirportWladimir Klitschko, Hayden Panettiere, Natalia Klitschko and Vitali Klitschko attend the Ein Herz für Kinder Kinder Gala 2015 reception at Tempelhof Airport on December 5, 2015 in Berlin, Germany (Credit: Patrick Hoffmann / WENN)

Meanwhile, the actress recently spoke out about the realness of postpartum depression, and how women needed to speak up about it.

Hayden Panettiere talks about postpartum depression on Kelly & Michael Weekday Mornings

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