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Tyson Fury looks unrecognizable with curly hair at age 20 in his first pro boxing fight

ads Tyson Fury makes another defense of his WBC world heavyweight crown against Dillian Whyte this weekend, more than 13 years after his pro deb


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Tyson Fury makes another defense of his WBC world heavyweight crown against Dillian Whyte this weekend, more than 13 years after his pro debut. The 33-year-old made his debut against Bela Gyongyosi in 2008 when he was only 20 years old.

It took place on the undercard of the Carl Froch vs. Jean Pascal fight and Fury defeated the Hungarian by first-round TKO with a brutal combination of shots to the head and body. Fury sported a full head of curly black hair, which has now been shaved off, and sported white and gold boxer shorts with black gloves.

The boxing legend was also clean-shaven back then, but these days the Mancunian sports a beard. He towered over the much smaller opponent and wasted no time in knocking him out and left the officer no choice but to end proceedings.

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The clip was uploaded to YouTube and in the comments section, fans pointed out the stark weight differences between the fighters. “Let’s take a moment to realize how unfair it is to fight the Andre The Giant of boxing,” said one.

“Tyson is a legend but the weight advantage in this fight is incredibly unfair,” added another. While a third wrote: “The difference between 13 and 18 stones is 70 pounds, it must have been scary.

“It’s crazy how polished his skills are now compared to then, it just goes to show how terrifying a fighter he is, Fury,” said a fourth fan. As we draw closer to Fury’s blockbuster fight with Dillian Whyte, open training was held on Tuesday in the shadows of Wembley. Stadium, which will be attended by 94,000 spectators this weekend.

Will Tyson Fury keep his undefeated streak going with a win over Dillian Whyte? Let us know in the comments section.

Tyson Fury looks very different in his first professional fight in 2008

Fury was tested by trainer SugarHill Steward and insisted afterward that the domestic competition with Whyte would be the last of his professional career. “That’s it. Score a nice win here on a Saturday night, kick back, sit back and enjoy life. I love every second of it (this week),” Fury told reporters at BoxPark Wembley.

“It’s been a long journey, ups and downs in my career, lots of ups and downs. I’m approaching 34, 20 years as a boxer, that’s enough for anyone. There are many other things that I need to do, like take care of my children and my wife and enjoy them.

“We will put on a good fight and leave it all in the ring, I will leave every ounce of strength and energy that I have in my body in the ring on Saturday night,” Fury predicted. “The rest is God’s will, so if it’s written in the stars on Saturday night, guess what, Frank Warren? We’ll have a drink after the fight to a very successful night and run. That’s it.”

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