Tyson Fury made an incredibly generous promise before his world heavyweight title fight with Deontay Wilder in December, and the Gypsy King has confirmed that he made good on that promise.
The unbeaten boxer said that he would give away his purse for the Wilder fight and after he was held to a draw by the champion, he has done exactly what he promised.
Fury’s purse for the fight was £2.5m, although with pay-per-view earnings on top of that figure, it is believed that the former world champ earned closer to £7m for the fight.
I did give away my last purse but I don’t do charity work for a pat on the back,’ Fury said
I do it to help people but I do not want praise for it, I don’t want to be called a do gooder.
Fury had made the initial pledge after seeing the homelessness problem in California, where the fight was held, and vowing to do something about it in the UK.
I’m going to give it to the poor and I’m going to build homes for the homeless,’ said the Gypsy King.
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.
After the controversial draw the two fighters were expected to meet again to find a decisive conclusion to their engaging rivalry.
However, while Fury expects to meet The Bronze Bomber again, he admits that it might not be his next fight.
Hopefully I get a fight with Deontay Wilder in America or England; I’m not bothered where it is.
If it’s in Australia or Antarctica it wouldn’t be a problem to me; wherever the fight is, we’ll go.
But I’d like a homecoming fight in April, maybe in Manchester or elsewhere in the UK, and then I’d like to fight Wilder again.