Well, have you ever wondered what you would do if you got $9 Million? However, for famous heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, the answer was easy: donate it to charity, specifically to help the homeless. He did exactly the same after he won the $9 million from a match with Deontay Wilder.
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According to The Sun, Fury is a victim of mental health issues and drug addiction and has spent his entire life battling these causes to break free from his ailments. At present, he’s a prominent heavyweight boxing champion and he’s doing his best to help the underprivileged.
The British boxer also is known as “The Gypsy King” in the ring had a fight off against Wilder in December and his reward was $3.5 Million. Yet, the pay-per-view income he gained was roughly $9 million. According to British reports, the boxer donated his entire prize money to several UK charities that provide housing for recovering addicts and alcoholics.
Fury wasn’t always a person who donated to charities, but a recent trip to Los Angeles changed the Boxer’s way of thinking. He has seen many homeless people staggering on the streets and knowing it could have been him, Fury decided to do something about it.
The donation was confirmed when a fan asked Fury about this good deed during a Q&A segment of a charity auction. “I did give away my last purse, but I don’t do charity work for a pat on the back,” said Fury. “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
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