Wilder vs Fury: Tyson Fury Says He'll Donate His Entire Fee To The Homeless

Tyson Fury has claimed he will donate the entirety of his seven-figure purse from fighting Deontay Wilder this weekend to the homeless.

The British fighter takes on American Heavyweight Wilder for his WBC belt on Saturday night in Los Angeles.

Fury says that no matter the outcome, he won't be keeping the huge sum of money he will earn for himself, his kids, or his pregnant wife. Instead, he says he will be building houses and donating the whole lot to the poor.

He said: "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."

Tyson Fury will take on Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight belt on December 1st in Los Angeles. Credit: PA
Tyson Fury will take on Deontay Wilder for the WBC heavyweight belt on December 1st in Los Angeles. Credit: PA

Fury probably isn't short of a bob, but he thinks that his kids should have to work for what they get so they appreciate it more.

He has four kids - Valencia Amber, Prince John James, Venezuela, and Prince Tyson Fury II - as well as another on the way. He continued: "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."

Fury will square off against Deontay 'The Bronze Bomber' Wilder on Saturday night. The fight will be broadcast on BT Sport Box Office.

Both fighters are currently unbeaten with Fury having fought 27 fights without loss to Wilder's 40. Something has to give at the Staples Center. The bell will ring for the main event at around 5am on Sunday morning for those in the UK.

Fury's opponent Deontay Wilder is unbeaten in 40 fights. Credit: PA
Fury's opponent Deontay Wilder is unbeaten in 40 fights. Credit: PA

Whatever happens, it could be good news for those without somewhere to live - which would be a phenomenal gesture from Fury.

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Tom Wood

Tom Wood is a freelance journalist and LADbible contributor. He graduated from University of London with a BA in Philosophy before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. He has previously written for the M.E.N Group as well as working for several top professional sports clubs. Contact him on [email protected]

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