The Reason Why Tyson Fury Just Called Out This 9-12 Journeyman
— Updated on 24 May 2023

The Reason Why Tyson Fury Just Called Out This 9-12 Journeyman

— Updated on 24 May 2023
Garry Lu
Garry Lu

As far as professional heavyweight boxers go, they don’t get any more accomplished than Tyson Fury (the polar opposite of someone like Chris Healey).

The undefeated two-time world champion has previously held the unified WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring titles after defeating Wladimir Klitschko circa 2015; in addition to the WBC title which he’s retained since defeating Deontay Wilder circa 2020. But apparently, there’s still a strap missing from his crowded trophy cabinet.

“Right guys, just been thinking,” Fury told his fans in a recent Instagram post.

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“I’ve won every single belt in boxing, apart from one belt, and that belt is the Central Area heavyweight championship of Britain.”

“So I’m calling out whoever’s the Central Area heavyweight champion. I’m calling you out, ’cause that’s my belt! I want it! I haven’t got it! It’s the only belt that I haven’t won and I want it. I’m coming for whoever you are. Come on!”

Of course, Tyson Fury had zero idea he was actually calling out a 34-year-old journeyman fighting out of Stockport, Lancashire in Chris Healey.

Making his professional debut back in June 2021, the struggle street southpaw has tasted defeat in eight out of his last nine fights, and currently boasts a rather lacklustre record of 9-12 (according to BoxRec).

Here’s a quick breakdown of our one-star underdog’s career in the past three years alone:

  • Jay MacFarlane – Loss (Points)
    September 17, 2022
  • Chukwudi Ndidi – Loss (Points)
    September 3, 2022
  • Fabio Wardley – Loss (TKO)
    July 9, 2022
  • David Adeleye – Loss (TKO)
    April 23, 2022
  • Danny Whittaker – Win (Points) [For the British Boxing Board of Control’s Central Area Heavyweight Championship]
    June 4, 2021
  • Danny Whittaker – Loss (Points)
    March 14, 2020
  • Nick Webb – Loss (Split Decision)
    December 13, 2019
  • Jonathan Palata – Loss (Points)
    September 27, 2019
  • Mark Bennett – Loss (Points)
    March 16, 2029

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Why Tyson Fury Just Called Out 9-12 Journeyman Chris Healey

The bloke you see before your eyes is by no means the calibre of opponent someone like Fury usually seeks out in order to build a legacy, but it certainly makes for an interesting story; and could very well result in a major payday for Healy a la the UFC’s Francis Ngannou.

Bonus: the idea that everybody from Derek Chisora, Mahmoud Charr, to Deontay Wilder 2.0 is effectively lining up behind Chris Healy after Fury’s Battle of Britain clash against Anthony Joshua fell through is goddamn hilarious.

To quote Ivan Drago in Rocky IV… “If he dies, he dies.”

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Garry Lu
After stretching his legs with companies such as The Motley Fool and the odd marketing agency, Garry joined Boss Hunting in 2019 as a fully-fledged Content Specialist. In 2021, he was promoted to News Editor. Garry proudly retains a blue belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, black bruises from Muay Thai, as well as a black belt in all things pop culture. Drop him a line at [email protected]


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