Home Boxing Watch: Tyson Fury Vows To Use Fight-Purse To Help The Homeless

Watch: Tyson Fury Vows To Use Fight-Purse To Help The Homeless

Tyson Fury has promised that he will use the money he earns from facing Deontay Wilder on Saturday to help those in need after overcoming his own battle with drug addiction and depression.

If Fury can pull off the win and take home the WBC heavyweight title, it’ll no doubt stand as one of the greatest sporting comebacks of all-time.

Tyson’s road to recovery began after the moment he hit what he himself described as rock bottom and in the time since, he has been working tirelessly to recapture the titles he never lost inside the ring.

Speaking to BTSport in a recent interview, Fury explained that his experiences have caused him to hold a greater level of empathy for those that he considers to be in vulnerable positions in his society.

“I’ve had my own problems. It’s well documented. I do want to build homes for the homeless and I do want to help the crisis situation we have.

“Even moreso than ever now, because I know what it’s like to be a vulnerable person. I had a home over my head but I was in the same bracket of vulnerableness. Alcoholic, on the drugs all that sort of stuff.

“Just because someone is on the drugs and they’re an alcoholic doesn’t mean that they’re a piece of shit. Everybody needs help. Without help I wouldn’t be back here today. I didn’t do this on my own.”

After his fight with Deontay Wilder, ‘The Gypsy King’ plans on starting his own foundation in order to give back to those in need.

“I’m going to set up a Tyson Fury Foundation and I’m going to open up a local centre, a community centre – maybe a boxing gym. Maybe get the naughty kids in for morning sessions.”

Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena

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