Tyson Fury is set to donate his 8 million purse from his fight against Deontay Wilder to helping the homeless and needy.
Fury was expecting to pocket the seven-figure sum after the bout ended in a draw.
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But assuming he is good to his word, he will hand the entire amount to those less fortunate.
Speaking before the blockbuster fight at Los Angeles’ Staples Center, 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 ill 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.”
If you watch anything today then make sure it's this short interview with Tyson Fury ?
— BT Sport (@btsport) December 2, 2018
People on twitter were ecstatic, and showering Fury with love.
— Eve Shepherd (@tweets_eve) December 3, 2018
Sports personality of the year should be Tyson fury, not just for his comeback but for his charity donations and talking about mental health seriously.
— Robbie (@RibeyeMecum) December 3, 2018
Wow what a wonderful caring man Tyson Fury is, what a amazing donation for such a worthy cause #poorhomless
— Wendy Gill (@WendyGi81590042) December 2, 2018
Let’s hope he follows thru.
That money can go a long way, and he can keep the purse from the rematch if he wants.
That’s going to be an even bigger purse.
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