Tyson Fury will be signing Behind the Mask: My Autobiography
WHSmith 33 Market Street, Arndale Centre, Manchester M1 1WR
Saturday 30 November from 3.30pm
Come and meet heavyweight champion Tyson Fury signing Behind the Mask: My Autobiography at WHSmith Arndale Centre, Manchester M1 1WR on Saturday 30th November from 3.30pm. TICKET INCLUDES A COPY OF THE BOOK
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. Like all the greatest stories, though, there is redemption and Tyson defies all the odds and literally drags himself to his feet. 10 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 seen him before. 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.
Tyson Fury is the undefeated lineal heavyweight champion of the world. Born and raised in Manchester, Fury weighed just 1lb at birth after being born three months premature. His father John named him after Mike Tyson. From Irish traveller heritage, the “Gypsy King” is undefeated in 28 professional fights, winning 27 with 19 knockouts, and drawing once. His most famous victory came in 2015, when he stunned long time champion Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles. He was forced to vacate the belts because of issues with drugs, alcohol and mental health, and did not fight again for more than two years. Most thought he was done with boxing forever. Until an amazing comeback fight with Deontay Wilder in December 2018. It was an instant classic, ending in a split decision tie. Outside of the ring, Tyson Fury is a mental health ambassador. He donated his million-dollar purse from the Deontay Wilder fight to the homeless.
Terms and Conditions
• This is a ticketed event. The ticket includes a copy of Behind the Mask: My Autobiography • The ticket price is £20 • You may purchase a maximum of two tickets to entitle you to have two books signed by Tyson Fury • There are two time slots. Time slot one starting at 3pm, queuing permissible from 2pm. Time slot two starting at 3.30pm, queuing permissible from 3pm. • You will need to provide your ticket as proof of purchase to receive a copy of Behind the Mask: My Autobiography • When you receive your book you will be issued a wrist band. This wrist band will allow you access to the queue • Due to limited queuing space it will strictly be one wrist band per book purchased • Anyone under the age of 14 years must be accompanied by an adult. Any accompanying adults will not require a wrist band • Due to the anticipated high turnout, please be prepared to queue • Refreshments will not be available at the event, but facilities are available at nearby outlets • The exact time at which the event ends will be determined by the promoters on the day • To avoid disappointment, we advise you not to arrive any later than the signing start time • Although there will be no posed photos, you will be able to take a photo of Tyson whilst he signs your book • There will not be an official photographer present at the event • Only Behind the Mask: My Autobiography will be signed. No other merchandise will be signed • Unfortunately, dedications within the book will not be possible • Any unclaimed books will be kept for 4 weeks from the event date. Your ticket will be proof of purchase if you chose to collect them from the event store during this period • Please note the event may be filmed or photographed, as an attendee you consent to footage or photos of you being used for promotional purposes. If you do not want your photo taken, or that of your children, please let a member of the WHSmith store know • Management have the right to refuse entry or remove anyone who does not comply with these rules or who fails to follow reasonable instructions on the day