British boxer Tyson Fury donated all of his entire earnings of 9 million USD to charity, specifically to help the homeless, after becoming the heavyweight champion of the world defeating Denotay Wilder in Los Angeles.
Tyson, who is also known as “The Gypsy King” in the Ring, spent most of his life struggling with mental health issues, drug addiction, and homelessness. He was stunned by the number of homeless people he saw when he was touring Los Angeles before the fight. So when he won, he donated his money to charities that support recovering addicts and alcoholics, instead of spending it all on sports cars or luxury goods.
Fury received a basic wage of $3.5 million for the fight. However, the pay-per-view income brought the payout to roughly $9 million. And that kind of money can do a lot of good.
According to The Sun, Fury said: “I did give away my last purse but I don’t do charity work for a pat on the back.”
“I do it to help people but I do not want praise for it, I don’t want to be called a do-gooder.”
There will be people who need a lift in spirits today, maybe yesterday and maybe even tomorrow. I hope this little message can help you
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) February 8, 2019
Not just a champion in the ring, but a champion in real life as well. Kudos to Fury for being a true hero!
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