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Fans are only just realising that Tyson Fury doesn't use his 'real name'

Fans are only just realising that Tyson Fury doesn't use his 'real name'

Some people within boxing believe Tyson Fury is not the WBC world heavyweight champion's real name.

Tyson Fury is one of the biggest and most recognisable people in boxing - but it's been claimed that his actual name is different.

The Gypsy King returns to the ring this Saturday when he takes on Oleksandr Usyk in a historic undisputed heavyweight title fight.

The WBA, WBO, IBF and WBC titles are all on the line at the Kingdom Arena in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

If he wins and records a 35th professional victory, Fury will become the first undisputed heavyweight champion in the four-belt era.

His controversial dad John has regularly talked about how he named him after heavyweight great Mike Tyson after he showed he was a fighter at birth.

But Dillian Whyte, a former opponent of Fury's, claims Tyson is not his legitimate birth name.

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Instead, he claims he is actually called Luke - which is Fury's listed middle name - and that he picked Tyson to "make himself sound harder".

"My real name is Dillian. I know his real name is Luke," the Brixton Body Snatcher told The Sun.

"He changed it to Tyson to make himself sound harder. People can have a little look around on the internet and see for themselves.

"In boxing, the name Tyson is a lot more sellable than Luke.

"A lot of what Tyson does and says is a game, you can never take anything he says seriously or at face value.

"He might say he wants to fight me sometimes but how can you trust a man who doesn't even use his own name?"

Image: Getty
Image: Getty

Anthony Joshua has also referred to Fury as 'Luke' in a spat on X, formerly known as Twitter.

He wrote: "The fight was signed! UNDISPUTED. Bare knuckle? You’re a good kid, don’t play with me Luke! I’ll slap your bald head & you’ll do nothing! Waste man."

However, on both Companies House and Boxrec, Fury's middle name is indeed listed as 'Luke'.

Featured Image Credit: Getty

Topics: Tyson Fury, Oleksandr Usyk