Lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has pledged to give his purse to the poor after his world title fight against Deontay Wilder this weekend.
The 30-year-old self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’, who faces the American WBC heavyweight champion on Saturday 1 December, surprised many with his bold claim this week.
“I’m going to give it to the poor and I’m going to build homes for the homeless,” Fury said, according to The Sportsman. “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.”
Fury is expected to earn as much as £8m from the fight. But rather than bank the money for a rainy day, the father of four insists he wants to see his kids make their own way through life without relying his own high-earning potential.
“I believe all kids should make their own money in life because if they don’t, they won’t appreciate it,” he said.
“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.”
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