The Gypsy King Has Ensured that Whatever Happens Against Deontay Wilder, He’ll be Remembered as a Legend… He’s Planning on Donating His Entire Earnings From the Fight to the UK’s Homeless People…
Say what you like about Tyson Fury, but the man wears his heart on his sleeve. The UK boxer has walked the long road back to redemption, after a couple of dark years in the wilderness. He was forced to deal with drinking and drug habits, had problems with his family, and even came close to suicide.
But now he’s back and is finally set to take on WBC champion Deontay Wilder this weekend, in what is being billed as a fight between two unbeaten champions. Don’t forget that Fury was stripped of his titles. While he’s got a massive opportunity against Wilder to get one back, it’s going to be one of the toughest fights of his career.
Fury has been very philosophical about his return to the fold and has shown that by saying that he doesn’t need the money from this fight, so he’s going to donate it to build houses for homeless people, in a legendary move.
To put this in perspective, Fury is expected to make about $10 million from this fight, while Wilder is set to earn about $5 million more. ‘The Gypsy King is adamant that he’s going to use it for the greater good, instead of for his four kids, Valencia Amber, Prince John James, Venezuela, and Prince Tyson Fury II, with his wife pregnant again.
“I’m going to give it to the poor and I’m going to build homes for the homeless. 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.”
It’s worth mentioning that even though Fury was out of action for a while, he’s probably still got a lot of money. But how much money does someone need? That’s the question he’s asking, and he’s also made it clear that his kids are going to have to earn their way in the world as well.
“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.”
This is possibly the most interesting match-up that the heavyweight division has to offer. It’s a major clash of styles. Deontay Wilder is capable of knocking anybody out, while Fury is renowned for his ability to move and box in a way that most fighters in the division just don’t.
The Gypsy King’s 27 fight unbeaten run will go up against The Bronze Bomber’s 40 fight win streak. This will have major ramifications as the winner will very likely move towards a date with UK champion Anthony Joshua.