Tyson Fury To Donate Purse From Deontay Wilder Fight To The Poor

Tyson Fury is giving back to those less fortunate.

Fury, the former unified heavyweight champion, stated that he will donate his entire purse for his December 1 fight against Deontay Wilder, reportedly worth £8 million, to the poor and said he was going to return home to help build homes for the homeless.

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"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 ill probably go down the same route as every other boxer - skint at the end of it all," Fury said.

Prior to the fight against Wilder, Fury had been battling drug addiction and mental illness which resulted in Fury being away from the sport for two-and-a-half years. Fury had even ballooned up to around 400 pounds in his hiatus from the sport before coming back and weighing in at just north of 250 pounds for the fight against Wilder. Since coming back to boxing, Fury had been a major advocate for mental health awareness.

The 30-year-old Fury challenged for Wilder's WBC heavyweight title in the main event of a pay-per-view card from Los Angeles. Fury was knocked down twice by Wilder, but the fight was ultimately ruled a split draw, meaning Wilder got to retain his title. Fury and Wilder stated that they would be interested in a rematch.

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