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Behind the Mask

My Autobiography
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Summary

Brought to you by Penguin.

The undefeated heavyweight champion, in his own words.

Read by Pound for Pound’s Jake Wood, with an introduction read by Tyson Fury.

The UK's bestselling boxing book since records began.

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. Ten 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 heard 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.

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Critic reviews

"Tyson Fury is an amazing real-life champion." (Sylvester Stallone)

"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)

"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 epitaph 'People’s Champion' more apt." (Ron Lewis, The Times)

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Too much credit to God

It's good, but Tyson gives credit to God for almost anything that's ever happened to him. If you're not a religious person you might find it difficult to listen to the whole thing. Very good overall nonetheless.

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Terrible delivery in 10 word staccato bursts.

Jake Wood's delivery was disappointing. The story didn't reveal much beyond his fight record I like Fury but this was a waste of a credit.

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Amazing book! listened straight through.

Amazing book which had me hooked from the very start and I listened straight through

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Outstanding.

I've never written a review. Like ever. But this book is hands down the best book I've ever listened to. Such an inspirational man, and it help me and I know it will help others. Like tyson said "if a fat man who ate all the pies can do it" so can you. Motivational in a different but incredible way!

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I tip my hat

Loved every second of it, finished it in one day. A real insight to who the real Tyson Fury is..... TOP MAN

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fab book great narrator love hearing Tyson's story

love hearing the gypsy king story massive fan here really brave to tell his story great narrator

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Brilliant book *5

Brilliant book Well done Tyson for the outstanding performance inside and outside the ring true warrior

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Very obviously written by a ghost writer. Some interesting chapters but nothing that hasn’t already been told before.

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I’m a massive Fury fan and did enjoy this book but massively disappointed that a lot of the details of important milestones in his career were not touched upon for example his split with Peter and Mick Hennessy. What happened with Peter Fury and why do they not speak anymore? Also the whole PED issue, it was just quickly touched on and not elaborated upon. I just think the full truth was not reflected in this book.

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Shame it isn’t narrated by Tyson!

Shame it isn’t narrated by Tyson him self, kind of ruins the whole experience of listening to it from his point of view. Makes it sound like any bodies story. Little disappointed.

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