Tyson Fury purse: Did Fury donate Deontay Wilder fight purse to charity?

Tyson Fury became a two-time world heavyweight champion following his seventh-round stoppage of Deontay Wilder. The pair fought to a controversial split-decision draw in their first bout in December 2018.

But the British star made sure there was no question over who won the rematch with a dominate display in Las Vegas on Saturday night.

Fury’s purse for the first fight was reported to be £2.5million but he was said to have earned a total of £7m once pay-per-view revenue was added.

Prior to the 2018 clash, the Gypsy King pledged to give away his winnings.

He said at the time: “They think I’ve just come here to pick up a few quid.

“But I couldn’t care less about the money. I don’t have much use for it.

“I’m planning to give it all away to the poor and for building houses for the homeless.

“I will probably wind up like all the other boxers down the years – skint.”  

Did Tyson Fury donate his fight purse?

In February 2019, at a Q&A session in Cardiff, Fury insisted he indeed gave away his earnings from the first Wilder fight to charity.

He told The Sun: “I did give away my last purse but I don’t do charity work for a pat on the back.


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“I do it to help people but I do not want praise for it, I don’t want to be called a do-gooder.”

Ahead of the rematch with Wilder, Fury’s promoter Bob Arum claimed the Manchester fighter stood to earn in excess of £30.8m ($40m).

Arum said: “It’s sold out in the Arena, so that’s $16million less taxes.

“What we don’t know is the English pay-per-view and the US pay-per-view.

“I’ve talked to Frank Warren, who’s the co-promoter with Tyson Fury, and he believes the English pay-per-view, even at four in the morning, will be one million.

“If the pay-per-view hit two million here they would each get, I don’t know what Wilder would get, but my guy would get well over $40million.”

It is not known if Fury also donated his purse from the second fight to charity.

Wilder, meanwhile, is keen for a trilogy bout with his rival.

The Bronze Bomber told the Athletic: “The rematch is definitely going to happen.

“We’re going to get it on. I want to get right back to it.”

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