It has all the trappings of fame now: the villa in Marbella, the Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow and the managerial posts of Manchester United every time the mood brings him.
Yet Tyson Fury is complicated and the story of how it has disappeared from the educational system provides a clue to why.
He was 11 years old, constantly progressing through the idyllic village school of Styal, on a National Trust estate in Cheshire, when it became absent for long periods, then completely fading from the place and lives of the friends he had formed there.
Heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is one of the most controversial figures in British sport
Last week, Fury fought Deontay Wilder in Los Angeles for the WBC Heavyweight Championship
Everyone knew that it came from a family of travelers and the hypothesis was that the Furys had returned to their nomadic life on the road.
They did not have. His father, John, had decided in the early '80s that he would give up on life on the road, with all the slogan, as he says, to' get back into a cold caravan after a day at work and having to turn on a coal fire. & # 39;
He was building his own house on the ground at Styal and his point of view, incorporated into the Gypsy culture, was that when a boy is able to play a role in the family's work, then he will do it.
"I wanted the children to live my way, the Gypsy way," says Fury Snr. "They learn different things when they're not in school, they're more streetwise, they're welded to you, it helped me build the house."
The bonds that Fury had formed in the outside world were suddenly cut off. "We stopped seeing it and we never did it again," says a contemporary of those times.
The thirty year old comes from humble origins and comes from a background of travelers
Travel in style: Fury has moved from a trailer to a Rolls-Royce thanks to his achievements in the ring
Now he can enjoy managerial posts at Manchester United whenever the mood brings him
There was no formal education over the age of 11 for a boy who, by that time, had already become the smartest of the house, good at arithmetic and English, according to his father.
"My reading was not very good," says Fury Snr, who worked on the streets. "I would have received letters and asked him," What does this mean? "He told me, he added the money."
A close and phenomenal life has begun in boxing, with Fury accompanying his father – whose boxing success as "Gypsy John Fury" belonged to a history of boxers and fights with bare hands dating back to previous generations – the trainer of the gym of Francis Hand & # 39; s Oak Street in Liverpool.
He had always felt that his eldest son had been cut into a box. Tyson called him for a reason. He says that there was evidence of the boy's intelligence in the stories he would write, presenting himself as a world champion.
The boy began to spend time in Morecambe, on the Lancashire coast, with his father's brother, Hughie, who trained him.
His father John (R) has always wanted his children, including Tyson, to live the "Gypsy Way"
He slept in a trailer on the back of Hughie's house and trained in an old ring that Fury Snr picked up from his native Ireland. "He was in a shed in Dundalk," says Fury Snr.
"We got to get it in our long-haul van, we took the ferry from Heysham to Belfast and we got to the border, we found some rusty weights in the same shed and we took them back."
The ring was positioned in the middle of a corrugated iron shed. Fury was training us when he won the European Junior Championship representing England.
There were shock. His father was sentenced to five years in prison for tearing another man to a fight in an auction of automobiles, a measure of their deeply intransigent world.
"In the culture of the gypsy man you defend yourself," says Fury Snr of his crime. He says his son was devastated, he got tired of Hughie's intransigent ways and thought about leaving boxing before Fury Snr called a meeting in Buckley Hall, Lancashire, where another of his brothers, Peter, was was instructed to train Tyson.
Fury, pictured with his wife Paris, runs the school and shops in the local Spar
The fury has moved from the trainer to the trainer, from the gym to the gym, to England and Ireland, which is unusual in boxing, says former boxer Ricky Hatton, who also worked with him. "It's the way I travel," says Hatton. "Always on the move".
& # 39; When you stop living in a caravan, you do not stop being a traveler & # 39;
Andy Lee, the former WBO middleweight champion who also emerged from the world of travelers and is the cousin of Fury, says that life without roots and itinerant has never left any of them.
"When you stop living in a trailer, you do not stop being a traveler," reflects Lee. "Culture remains, especially for first-generation travelers." "You stick to yours." "You're being labeled by a young age." Secondary school was a prison for me. "I left at 13. & # 39;
Exclusion had profound psychological consequences. The suicide rate in the community of travelers is six times higher than the general population and seven times higher among young travelers.
Former world champion Ricky Hatton (R) works with Fury and helped drive Wilder
Fury's father, a huge influence, has made the sense of difference more mythical with such extraordinary statements that they seem to be part of a confessed effort to dramatize Fury.
He described him last year as "a gypsy man, a traveling man, a crossbred hybrid race of a man raised to fight".
It was a miracle that Fury escaped from this world to earn a living with boxing. It is the Gypsy way to marry young people and have many children as young people.
"Boxing earns you so little until you can break through," says Lee. & # 39; You can not support a family through it. & # 39;
Fury met the woman who was to become his wife, Paris Mulroy, at the age of 15 at the wedding of a mutual friend, and somehow went through something that resembled a conventional way of life.
It will be for his luxurious family home on Marine Drive, a stretch of coastal road that runs through the exclusive village of Hest Bank overlooking Morecambe Bay, which the Fury clan will come down this Christmas. "They do not want to be in our cramped place when they have a suitable place like that," says his father.
Fury's father described his son last year as "a crossover hybrid that was created to fight"
The couple has four children: Valencia Amber, Prince John James, Venezuela and Prince Tyson Fury II, with another on the way.
He runs the school. They make purchases at the local Spar. He said he wanted to tackle the social iniquities of the city, saying that if the local town of Lancaster gives him land, he will pay to build houses for the homeless in Morecambe. The locals joined him on his descents on the shore.
However it is a product of its background like anyone else. There was an accident at the local VVV Health Club a few years ago when he introduced himself to meet the mayor, having declared in the local Visitor of Morecambe that he would like to be the deputy of the city.
The mayor did not show and, according to a local, "Tyson got a bit troubled, he spoiled things with a certain character." Nobody was sure it was genuine or for the show. He stopped at a cost of £ 80 a month for the club and went out.
The Fury announcement on Instagram that he bought his villa in Marbella did not seem convincing either. It's hard to avoid the feeling that it's in Styal, where he sought refuge after the return flight from the Deontay Wilder fight this week, it's where he feels safer.
The Christian faith of which he speaks a great deal – and nourishes some deeply reactionary visions – is also integrated into his education.
Fury's stepbrother, Tommy Fury, a light heavyweight who will make his professional debut at the Manchester Arena later this month, says Tyson is passionate about classic cars – just like their father – and loves to look westerns.
Fury elicited outrage at the comments he made in an interview with Oliver Holt of Sportsmail (left)
The interview with the Mail on Sunday sparked indignation weeks before the fight in Germany
Fury reached the top of the mountain when he dethroned Wladimir Klitschko in 2015
Fury has the same lines as his father. "We are a different race of people. The only tribute we pay to God Almighty, "is a favorite, which is what has sometimes made him a deeply regrettable individual – comparing homosexuality to pedophilia before his 2015 fight with Wladimir Klitschko.
"We have our beliefs," says the fighter who has in his record a two-year ban on his sport after he tested positive for a banned steroid.
It was after the Klitschko fight that he ballooned to 28 stones and, he says, contemplated suicide because, with nothing else to aim in sport, there was a monumental hole in a life in which he had no known nothing but boxing. Hatton has been instrumental in helping him come back. I really thought it was too far away, & # 39; says former world welterweight champion.
Fury's recovery from the low to what we saw last weekend – a bloody Gypsy boxer who climbs twice from the canvas to do 12 rounds, then staring at the camera to tell those who had also suffered mental health problems that there was hope – it seemed an act of redemption.
"People relate to him in a way that very few can do with Anthony Joshua," says Tommy Fury. He will say what he has in mind. Joshua runs into someone who plays the game; the poster boy.
It was after Klitschko's fight that he leveled himself at 28 stones and, he says, he contemplated suicide
Moving from that to performance last weekend seemed an act of redemption by Fury
Lee states that only the traveler community can fully appreciate what someone asked Fury to discuss mental health.
"Our Gypsy world is a repressive world," he says. "For a great gypsy like him to say what he said will have such an impact."
No one knows what will happen next for an individual who is in many ways captured between two worlds, although Hatton, who has problems with mental health problems after retirement, does not think it will be easy.
"What worries me is when he packs boxing what will he use to keep going?" He says. "That's all he knows, he's nothing else, I'll do everything I can to help him, he has my number."