If you were given $9 million, what would you do? For many of us, we would need several days to sleep on this question. But for heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, the answer was easy. It was to donate it to charity, specifically to help the homeless. This is precisely what he did after winning $9 million from a match with Deontay Wilder.
According to ‘The Sun’, Fury is not a stranger to mental health issues and addiction to drugs. He had spent most of his life battling, trying to break free from the afflictions, and now, being a heavyweight boxing champion, he is doing his part to help the less fortunate.
This British boxer, who is also known as “The Gypsy King” in the Ring, got at it against Wilder in December. Even though the reward for the fight was about $3.5 million, the pay-per-view income brought the payout to roughly about $9 million. British reports state that Fury’s entire award was donated to several charities in the UK that specialize in providing housing for recovering addicts and alcoholics.
Even though Fury hasn’t always been passionate about solving homelessness, a recent trip to LA changed his mind. The boxer was in LA for a media conference where he saw an astounding amount of people living on the streets. Seeing this, Fury decided to do something, knowing all so well that he could have been in the same position.
This massive donation was confirmed when a fan had asked Fury about the financial pledge during a Q&A segment of a charity auction. 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