Tyson Fury will earn £20MILLION from his mouth-watering rematch with Deontay Wilder on May 18 in New York

Tyson Fury will earn £20MILLION from his mouth-watering rematch with Deontay Wilder on May 18 in New York

February 12, 2019 0 By Today news

TYSON FURY is set to pocket a whopping £20million purse for his highly-anticipated rematch against Deontay Wilder.

The Gypsy King will fight his American rival for a second showdown on May 18 in New York.

Tyson Fury will pocket around £20m for his rematch against Deontay Wilder
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Fury earned £7m from his first scrap that ended in a controversial draw and insisted he gave all the money to charity, as SunSport exclusively revealed.

In a Q&A with fans in Cardiff, he 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.”

He earned around £2.5m from the purse fight and the rest came from pay-per-view money that was collected across the world.

Fury revealed how he gave all his £7m pot from his first fight to charity
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Fury was unlucky not to win his first scrap despite being knocked down
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The two heavyweight giants battled it out for Wilder’s WBC heavyweight belt on December 1 and now they are training to go toe-to-toe yet again later this year.

And with interest in the scrap set to increase, so will Fury’s bank balance according to the Daily Mail.

The winner of the showdown could set up a future undisputed fight with the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua.

In the build-up to his initial draw, Fury insisted Wilder and his team had grossly underestimated him.

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

Fury believes Wilder’s camp grossly underestimated him in the first fight
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“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.”

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