Love Island viewers watched Tommy Fury enter the famous Mallorca villa alongside ballroom dancer Curtis Pritchard when the ITV2 series returned in 2019. He’s made quite an impact with the female islanders, especially Molly-Mae Hague, Lucie Donlan and Maura Higgins. Tommy mentioned both on the show and in his pre-entrance Love Island interview that he was related to heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury. Here’s how Tommy and Tyson are related and their other famous family ties.
How are Tommy Fury and Tyson Fury related?
Tommy and Tyson Fury are related as the latter is the Love Island star’s older brother.
Tyson Fury, 30, is 10 years older than his younger brother Tommy, who is also a boxer outside the villa.
The pair’s father is John Fury, another boxer in his own right after fighting professionally in the 1980s.
Love Island’s Tommy and brother Tyson are also related to another famous boxer.
Hughie Fury, 24, is a pro boxer and current British Heavyweight Champion – he’s Tyson and Tommy’s cousin.
Tommy’s famous family links have left fans wondering if Love Island’s Maura may have been a ring girl for any of his relatives.
Tommy’s father John has remained relatively tight-lipped about his son appearing on the ITV2 series, but did take to Twitter in support of him in the show’s first week.
Responding to a tweet sent by former Dancing on Ice winner Jake Quickenden, John simply wrote: “Get in son.”
Jake had initially tweeted: “F****** hell #LoveIsland, Tommy no f**** given… Poor Joe.”
Tyson has also remained relatively quiet about his brother’s reality TV stint since he entered the villa as he’s currently in training for his upcoming bout against Tom Schwarz on June 15.
He did give away the fact Tommy was going on Love Island prior to the cast reveal to ESPN, however, saying: “He’s a good looking young kid and I think he’s going to be a hit with the ladies on it.”
Tommy also spoke his brother’s support in his Love Island intro VT: “I’m related to the one and only Tyson Fury and I know he’s backing me all the way.”
Despite his famous family ties, Tommy is adamant on not being described as simply Tyson’s “little brother”.
The 6ft tall Tommy told ITV: “I’m my own man and I’ve said it throughout my whole boxing career.
“I don’t want to be labelled as his little brother, I’m my own man and I’m doing the best that I can do in life and that’s all I’m setting out to achieve.”
It isn’t just his direct family who have spoken out in support for Tommy with former champion boxer-turned-trainer Ricky Hatton thinking he could win it.
Ricky told BBC Sport: “When he first came training with me I told him, with his looks, he should be in Love Island and, with my looks, I could do Treasure Island,
“I have to say I didn’t used to watch Love Island but with Tommy in it now, me and the rest of the lads I train in the gym will be tuned in.
“I think he can win it from what I’ve seen so far.”
Tommy’s trainer also said he wasn’t worried about the ITV2 series affecting his performances as a boxer.
Ricky said: “I didn’t need to give Tommy any advice about keeping fit.
“You can see from his physique that he looks after himself. I’m sure he will be doing some training while he’s on the show.”
While Tommy may have wanted to avoid discussing his brother in the villa, it didn’t take long for it to be the topic of conversation.
Tommy and Curtis joined the rest of the islanders on the first evening and talk soon turned to Tommy’s family ties.
Callum Macleod asked Tommy what he did for a living, to which Tommy replied: “I’m a professional boxer.”
Anton Danyluk then added: “He’s Tyson Fury’s brother, man.”
The revelation sparked a hilarious response from Callum, who said: “You’re Tyson Fury’s brother? F****** hell.”
Sherif Lanre was also visibly shocked by the news as he let out a sigh of exasperation.
Tommy being a pro boxer like his brother was also the source of sparks with new arrival Maura.
Maura works as a ring girl and the pair instantly hit it off when she took him on a date on her first night in the villa.
Romance appeared off the cards for the pair, however, at Maura’s first recoupling.
Maura’s previous work connections also left fans wondering if she had been a ring girl for Tommy’s brother.
Love Island 2019 continues every weeknight and Sundays at 9pm on ITV2.
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