Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury Insists ‘He’s Not Interested In Becoming A Millionaire Or A Billionaire.’
Last night’s (Dec. 1, 2018) WBC heavyweight title between two classic fighters Deontay Wilder and Tyson Fury was one hell of a ride which ended in a split decision draw.
After the conclusion of the fight, many believed Tyson Fury won the war, although Wilder being knocked down by his opponent twice.
Following his Saturday night’s epic clash against Deontay Wilder, ‘The Gypsy King’ pocketed hefty amount of money, but he doesn’t plan on keeping all of that. Fury said he’d donate $10 million fight purse to the poor people in need and build homes for the homeless.
“I’m going to give it to the poor and I’m going to build homes for the homeless,” Fury said (via The Mirror). “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.”
At the height of his career, Fury got involved in drugs, alcohol addiction, and mental health problems. He even contemplating suicide and all those issues cost him his titles. Moreover ‘The Gypsy King’ was out of the boxing scene for over two years. Having battled out all those issues, Fury understands how other homeless people deserve the help.
“When I go home I’m going to build some homes for the homeless and set up some funds for drug addicts and alcoholics,” he said. “I was always going to do it but being here (in California) gives me that extra push to go and do it even more.
“It has really opened my eyes to a lot of things and I’m leaving as a better person.
“There are a lot of homeless people on the streets here, more than I’ve ever seen ever in my life. I’m staying in downtown LA but if you go five minutes down the road there’s like – I don’t know – thousands of homeless people.
“I’m just an outsider with an opinion but it’s a situation that is happening all over the world, especially in the UK as well.”
Fury who’s a father of four and of course a provider to his family but he insists that he doesn’t want his kids to live off his millions, but want them to go out and make their fortune- Just like he did.
“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,” 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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