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  • Published: 14 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781529124873
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $32.99
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Behind the Mask

My Autobiography – shortlisted for the 2020 Sports Biography of the Year




A redemption tale like no other: Behind the Mask is an unflinching autobiography from the greatest boxer of our time and details - for the first time ever - the extraordinary story of the rise and fall and rise again of Tyson Fury

THE UNDEFEATED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION, IN HIS OWN WORDS________________________________ The UK's bestselling boxing book since records began. Shortlisted for the 2020 Sports Biography of the Year.________________________________ 'One of sport's most heart-warming stories' SUNDAY TIMES, SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR'A must-read for any boxing fan.' WORLD BOXING NEWS'If you know someone who's a fan of the People's Champion, then they'll love this.' TALKSPORT The extraordinary story of the rise and fall and rise again of Tyson Fury.THE GYPSY KING.A Manchester lad from Irish Traveller stock, born three months premature and weighing just a pound at birth, Tyson (named after his father's boxing hero) grew up to become one of the most unlikely heavyweight champions in history. This 'dream come true' soon turned to nightmare, however, as alcohol and cocaine abuse took hold and Tyson was stripped of his titles. What followed was the darkest moment of his life - detailed in this book for the first time - in which he came within seconds of ending everything.

THE PEOPLE'S CHAMPION.Like all the greatest stories, though, there is redemption and Tyson defies all the odds and literally drags himself to his feet. 10 million people around the globe watched Fury fight Wilder in the biggest fight of the boxing calendar. Speaking candidly about his struggles with mental health, this is Tyson Fury as you have never seen him before.

A BRITISH ICON.________________________________ Behind the Mask is an unflinching autobiography from the greatest boxer of our time and a man who has demonstrated strength of a very different kind by conquering his demons.________________________________ 'It's a great book. If I could read, I'd buy it.' BILLY JOE SAUNDERS, WBO World Super-Middleweight Champion

'I didn't believe boxers could be role models, but Tyson Fury has changed my mind. This 30-year-old Mancunian has made us all think twice about the possibilities of redemption.' SIMON KELNER, INDEPENDENT'An amazing family... An amazing story' RICHARD & JUDY'Tyson Fury has become Britain's most unlikely inspirational figure. the sight of a broken Fury caught a mood with the public. Never was the epithet "People's Champion" more apt' RON LEWIS, THE TIMES'Incredible stories. you don't have to be a boxing fan to enjoy it' SCOTT MILLS, BBC RADIO 1'Tyson Fury is an amazing real-life champion' SYLVESTER STALLONE, star of Rocky'You may not have any interest in boxing at all and you will find this story about Tyson's life fascinating' BBC RADIO 5 LIVE'An unusual, heartening story, nicely told. There is much to amaze and admire' SUNDAY TIMES'Fury delivers on his Behind The Mask promise. Beneath the rowdy showmanship is a gifted athlete with bottomless reservoirs of determination and a rare willingness to be frank about his vulnerability to depression.' THE SPORTSMAN

  • Published: 14 November 2019
  • ISBN: 9781529124873
  • Imprint: Century
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 304
  • RRP: $32.99
Categories:

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Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury is the undefeated lineal heavyweight champion of the world. Born and raised in Manchester, Fury weighed just 1lb at birth after being born three months premature. His father John named him after Mike Tyson.

From Irish traveller heritage, the“Gypsy King” is undefeated in 28 professional fights, winning 27 with 19 knockouts, and drawing once. His most famous victory came in 2015, when he stunned longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles. He was forced to vacate the belts because of issues with drugs, alcohol and mental health, and did not fight again for more than two years. Most thought he was done with boxing forever. Until an amazing comeback fight with Deontay Wilder in December 2018. It was an instant classic, ending in a split decision tie.

Outside of the ring, Tyson Fury is a mental health ambassador. He donated his million dollar purse from the Deontay Wilder fight to the homeless.

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Praise for Behind the Mask

Speaking candidly about his struggles with mental health, this is Tyson Fury as you've never seen him before.

Daily Telegraph

Fury delivers on his Behind The Mask promise. Beneath the rowdy showmanship is a gifted athlete with bottomless reservoirs of determination and a rare willingness to be frank about his vulnerability to depression […] you may have to take him more seriously than your instincts suggest.

The Sportsman

The story of his recovery and resurgence... struck a chord with fans around the world. When his autobiography, Behind the Mask, was released in November 2019, it reached the No 1 spot on Amazon’s charts within 24 hours.’

iNEWS

‘Behind the Mask is his unflinching account of how he overcame his battles with obesity, anxiety, drink and drug abuse, depression and despair to become one of the most exciting fighters of boxing’s modern age.'

Penguin.co.uk

His autobiography Behind The Mask and ITV programme has shown how vulnerable people are to depression and other mental health issues. The country should make him an ambassador for mental health awareness.

Letter from reader, The Sun

I’ve just read Tyson Fury’s book - 'Behind the Mask: My Autobiography' [...] He’s one of the toughest guys in the world admitting to his mental health challenges. And with this in mind, I like his honesty, fragility (yes) and simple message of hope, and how that can be transformational in your life.

CEO at Wavemaker North, Mick Style’s book of choice

Speaking candidly about his struggles with mental health, this is the boxer as you have never heard him before – an unflinching autobiography from one of the greatest athletes of our time and a man who has demonstrated strength of a very different kind by conquering his demons.

Sheerluxe

Currently in the top five of Amazon’s sporting books list, lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury opens up on his struggles with mental health issues and the rise of the “Gypsy King” to the very pinnacle of the sport.

DAILY MAIL Online

Far from your typical sports autobiography […] Fury faces his mental health issues head on.

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