Tyson Fury had a high pitched voice until a throat punch lodged a blood clot in his throat

Tyson Fury is a name that needs no introduction in the boxing world. His vocal prowess, whether it be through his statements or singing, always captures the attention of fans. However, his gravelly voice wasn’t always like this.

Tyson Fury was born and raised in Manchester, UK. He entered the world of professional boxing in 2008. At that time, he was a fresh-faced young boxer with spaghetti hair, almost unrecognizable from the current WBC world champion. His accent was a dead giveaway, though.

An interview from his first professional bout against Bela Gyongyosi on the Carl Froch vs. Jean Pascal undercard demonstrates how much has changed for him.

Fury’s voice was much higher and quite distinct from his current tone. Fast forward a few years, and Tyson Fury was making a name for himself in the sport of boxing.

In 2015, a sparring session with light heavyweight boxer Ty Mitchell led to a life-changing punch that left him with a blood clot in the throat. This caused his voice to change dramatically.

In an interview with the BBC, Tyson Fury explained his change in voice. He said: “I got punched in the throat in 2015 and it left me with a blood clot in the throat. So it causes me to talk like this. I was supposed to have it removed and I got too afraid.”

“I think it sounds better anyway, there’s more pain in it.”

Maybe all it takes is one more punch to the neck to restore him to his natural voice, much as in cartoons when someone loses their memory after getting hit in the head, and then it reverses with another.

Tyson Fury’s current iconic gravelly voice is now recognizable worldwide, and fans of the sport love it.