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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.

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio. 

©2019 Tyson Fury (P)2019 Penguin Audio

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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Interesting book

Half boxing and half about the WBC Heavyweight Champ’s long struggle with depression, OCD, and general mental health. I understand where he’s coming from, and nowI get why he could retire at this time and still lead a very fulfilling life. Trials, tribulations and redemption in dual areas.

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Changed my mind

Wasn’t really a fan but after hearing about his struggles and how his story is like so many people who I know I look forward to hearing the next book and watching him win in the ring

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Amazing!

Would recommend this book to anyone. Gives a great insight into his career and his battle with mental health. You don’t need to be a boxing fan to enjoy this. Loved every minute of it.

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  • Will
  • 02-18-20

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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  • Mike
  • 02-23-20

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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  • Frank
  • 03-23-20

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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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  • 11-14-19

Amazing book! listened straight through.

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

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  • leo bentley
  • 12-12-19

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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  • Bluntambience
  • 11-18-19

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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  • Helen
  • 11-17-19

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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  • Michael
  • 11-16-19

Brilliant book *5

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

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-17-19

Average

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

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  • Adam Hotson
  • 11-14-19

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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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-30-21

Gypsy King

this is hard to not write a byase review for this as I'm a Tyson Fury fan and I suffer from the same topic in this book but this is definitely worth the time. thoroughly enjoyable with a great pace.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-24-19

prefer it was read entirely by Tyson fury

prefer it was read entirely by Tyson fury and not just the introduction. overall enjoyable tho

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  • S. Meehan
  • 06-21-22

Honest book about boxing and depression

It is pleasing that the author had the courage to open up about his mental health. The book offers hope to those battling their own struggles.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-28-22

Giant of a man in many ways…

Really surprised how well this was put together and what a remarkable story he had to tell…thanks for getting off yer arse and proving to yourself and your family what a champion you are.

Good on you Tyson 👍🤜🏻🤛🏻

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-09-22

Great book

Shame Tyson wasn’t narrating all the way through, want to hear him but still a good book

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  • Anonymous User
  • 12-03-21

Amazing glimps into the life of the gypsy king!

Amazing book… enough said. Hail the Gypsy King!

If your struggling with depression & Anxiety or are battling through some dark times. This is a great book to help you through and understand that your not alone and that ANYBODY no matter their status in life can be bitten by the Depression dog.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-21-21

Fury should have narrated

An unbelievable man with an unbelievable story, just wish he narrated his own audiobook.

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  • Kain Pollard
  • 08-19-21

What a journey to World Champ

Felt like a rollercoaster riding the bumps along the way listening to Tyson’s story from young son of a travellers family to World Heavyweight Champion. Also a great insight to people battling depression

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  • Daniel Trpenovski
  • 08-12-21

Outstanding audio book! 👍🏼👍🏼

I really enjoyed listening to this audio book as I learnt a lot about mental health issues.

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  • 04-22-21

Subtle Preaching

Would've been better without the religious bits.

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