The Gypsy King Tyson Fury’s treasure trove just became significantly larger after he signed a blockbuster five-year £80 million TV deal with ESPN. This has almost tripled his net worth, to above £100 million. The heavyweight boxer who has 29 unbeaten bouts to his name, is one of the most dominant forces in the current heavyweight category in boxing. Tyson Fury’s new deal has raised his status to the astronomical level of Britain’s richest athletes such as Rory McIlroy and fellow heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua.
The 6’9″ Tyson Fury is a former heavyweight boxing world champion. He won the title by defeating Ukrainian legend Wladimir Klitschko in 2015. Soon after that, Tyson Fury started battling some personal demons, grew overweight and took an indefinite break from the sport of boxing.
Tyson Fury’s legendary victory and breakthrough moment against long time champion Wladimir Klitschko made him richer by somewhere between £3.5 to £5 million. The fight was held in Dusseldorf, Germany’s Esprit Arena. The 55,000 seat arena was packed for the fight and millions tuned in to watch the legendary fight via pay-per-view.
Tyson Fury’s famous victory over Wladimir Klitschko catapulted his earning power to the next level. After winning the fight, Tyson Fury earned the entire cabinet of Wladimir Klitschko’s belts. Boxing fans and analysts alike were extremely impressed with Tyson Fury’s performance. He outboxed and outfoxed Wladimir Klitschko over 12 brutal rounds of top class heavyweight boxing. His net worth after that fight was around £20 million.
In a shocking aftermath to his legendary win, Tyson Fury went on a downward spiral in his personal life and was forced to spend three years away from the sport to deal with personal problems. That cost Tyson Fury all of his titles. After a three year absence, Tyson Fury signed an agreement with MTK Global and made a return to the ring in the year 2018.
Tyson Fury has often publically claimed to not care about money. However, he does have plenty of it. He even claimed that he will give away the £7 million he earned for fighting Deontay Wilder to a draw last year. Every body was highly impressed with his resilience when he got up from a knock down punch.
At the end of last year, his basic pay for the draw against Deontay Wilder during the Los Angeles bout was around £2.5m. Many people believed that Tyson Fury should’ve been judged as the victor of that fight.
After pay-per-view earnings were added up, Fury’s net earnings from the fight swelled up to £7 million. Tyson Fury said that he donated it to various charities.
Tyson Fury is now back and on a hunt for his second world title victory as he has targeted a second shot at Deontay Wilder in 2019.
Financially, it is bound to be an absolutely mouthwatering prospect for the Gypsy King.
Tyson Fury’s first fight of the new bumper ESPN deal saw him pocket a hefty £10 million for knocking out Tom Schwarz within two rounds. Tyson Fury is set to earn £12 million for his upcoming fight against Otto Wallin, which will take his net earnings from his new deal somewhere around £30 million.
This mammoth amount of money can really useful for Tyson Fury after he claimed last year that he was skint and is “on the dole”.
The 30-year-old Gypsy King Tyson Fury said: “To be honest, I’m skint. I don’t have any money in the bank. I’m on the dole.
I’m on Jobseeker’s Allowance at the moment. I’m not winding you up – I’m being truthful. Seriously, I didn’t make any money out of boxing at all. Don’t feel sorry for me – it’s not a bad thing.
“I give my promotional team half of the money and I donate the other half to charity or give it to people in need because I don’t think people should make money out of punching other people in the face. I fight because I love to fight.
“I’ll continue boxing until I’m 50 – until I can’t box any more.
“I help a lot of people with my money from boxing. I create homes, take homeless people off the streets, I give it to children’s charities. You can’t take money with you.”
Most people are extremely impressed with the new and improved Tyson Fury and he is expected to dominate during Saturday’s fight against Otto Wallin.
Steve Bunce said: “He looks faster, slimmer and is clearly better mentally. He is getting close to optimum.”
Mike Costello, 5 Live’s boxing commentator, added: “Wallin was a key sparring partner for Anthony Joshua.
v“He is not unknown but looking online he does look slow on his feet, so he will be beaten for speed, variety and class, it seems.”