Dillian Whyte has claimed that Tyson Fury's real name is Luke and he changed it to make it sound "more impressive". The Gypsy King, who earlier this year beat White at Wembley in the Battle of Britain, spells his full name as Tyson Luke Fury. The reason is to improve his brand and secure an easier meeting with the legend Iron Mike Tyson.
White, 34, claims his team has evidence Fury changed his first name to sound like the baddest man on the planet.
“My real name is Dillian. I know his real name is Luke," White told The Sun newspaper. “He changed it to Tyson to make it sound stronger. People can poke around the internet and see for themselves. In boxing, the name Tyson sells far more than Luke. A lot of what Tyson says and does is just posturing. You should never take what he says at face value. How do you trust a guy who doesn't even use his own name?'' White added.
According to the official version, Tyson Fury was named after Mike Tyson because Fury's father liked Iron Mike very much.