Tyson Fury Confirms That He Donated All His Deontay Wilder Money

Tyson Fury promised before he fought Deontay Wilder back in December that he would donate all is millions from the fight to charity, now the undefeated heavyweight has confirmed that he did just that.

It was amazing to see how quickly Tyson Fury went from being one of the most divisive characters in British sport, possibly world sport, to a man loved by pretty much everyone as he completed a remarkable comeback.

In 2018 the British boxer came back from nearly three years outside of the ring. In the intervening years between his win of Wladimir Klitschko, to become world champion, and his win over Sefer Seferi he's been fighting his own demons.

The Gypsy King overcame depression, suicidal thoughts, addiction and a drugs ban in order to get back in the ring and then, in just his third fight he fought Deontay Wilder.

In the build up to the biggest boxing fight of 2018 the lineal champ told a press conference he wouldn't be keeping the money he made from the fight, instead giving it to charity, saying, "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."

The fight was just over two months ago and in a Q&A, as reported by talkSPORT, the 30 year old confirmed he did give the money aways, saying:

"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 was a lot of respect from each side after a hard fought draw. Image: PA Images
There was a lot of respect from each side after a hard fought draw. Image: PA Images

The former WBA (Super), IBF, WBO, IBO, and The Ring heavyweight champion is reported to have made around £7 million from fighting Wilder, once pay-per-view figures had been added into his £2.5 million initial earnings.

That's a hell of a donation to make, whichever charities were on the receiving end of it.

The fight ended in a controversial split decision draw after each of the judges scored it differently, one scoring it as a draw, one to Fury and one to the Bronze Bomber.

The two knockdowns by Wilder swung the fight back towards him but Fury dominated throughout. Image: PA Images
The two knockdowns by Wilder swung the fight back towards him but Fury dominated throughout. Image: PA Images

Whilst that might have been annoying for the undefeated Brit, who should have won in most people's eyes, he is set to make more money that he can donate.

The WBC have already ordered a rematch and, whilst not yet confirmed, it's likely to take place in America in May or June.

Will Fury win the rematch?

Ryan Sidle

Ryan is a writer for SPORTbible. He covers all sport from football, formula one, cricket, rugby, tennis, athletics, mma and wrestling. He obviously hates YOUR football team and has no interest in synchronised swimming.

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