Wednesday October 20,2021
Just after the Gypsy King had an incredible fight with the then WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in the first bout of their trilogy Despite outboxing the Bronze Bomber, judges scored the fight a draw at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in December 2018.
The now two time heavyweight champion Tyson Fury donated the money made on the fight to charity as he pledged before the fight. At the time, Fury said he was not ready to be a business man but a boxer that he was.
According to Boxing Classic TV, he said:
“I don’t really have much use for it, I’m not interested in becoming a millionaire or a billionaire.
“I’m a boxer not a businessman and I’ll probably go down the same route as every other boxer skint at the end of it all, You can’t take it with you so I might as well do something with it and help out people who can’t help themselves.
“I’m going to give it to the poor and I’m going to build homes for the homeless.”
Fury has four children with his wife Paris called Valencia Amber, Prince John James, Venezuela and Prince Tyson Fury II.
He added: “I believe all kids should make their own money in life because if they don’t, they won’t appreciate it.
“It’s easy to spend someone else’s money and the money I’ve earned is practically blood money. My kids have to make their own living and make their own way in life; they won’t be living off my name or reputation because that’s too easy a route.
“You see many of these rich people’s kids doing nothing because they had it too easy. I never had it easy, I had to work for whatever I got. I was working from very young, everything I wanted in life I had to work for.”
Another source, talksport gave another perspective into the handout.
After his first fight with Deontay Wilder in 2018, he was the challenger and travelled around Los Angeles on a promotional tour ahead of his WBC heavyweight title fight in the city, but was stunned by the number of homeless people he saw.
Speaking to members of the LA Fire Department, he vowed to donate his entire purse to UK charities to build homes for alcohol and drug addicts at home
And during a meet and greet tour in Britain shortly after the fight, Fury told audience members in Cardiff at an Evening With Tyson Fury show he had in fact given all his hard-earned cash away.
In an exclusive obtained by The Sun, Fury reportedly said during a Q&A session: “I did give away my last purse but I don’t do charity work for a pat on the back.
“I do it to help people but I do not want praise for it, I don’t want to be called a do-gooder.”
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