It was good being the “Gypsy King” last year, Tyson Fury. The WBC heavyweight champion made £ 40 million in 2021, or around $ 54 million. However, the amount he paid in dividends was significantly less.
According to The Sun, Fury was paid just £ 70,000, or $ 94,700. This comes after he made £ 20 million ($ 27 million) for his third fight against Deontay Wilder in October alone. Fury secured around $ 5 million for the second fight in 2020, $ 25 million in total if you include pay-per-view numbers.
“He’s not flamboyant or extravagant like some boxers and he lives a very modest lifestyle,” someone close to Fury field told The Sun. “He is making sure his family feels comfortable for generations to come and that is humbling.”
Fury would end up taking £ 2,000 ($ 2,700) from his firm, Tyson Fury Ltd., before the second fight against Wilder. Fury, known for his colorful clothes, has used his money to buy cars and another house for his family.
A gold medalist at the 2008 National English Championships, Fury made his boxing debut in 2008. A heavyweight champion of England, Great Britain and the Commonwealth, Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 for the heavyweight titles of the WBA, IBF, WBO, IBO and The Ring. Linear champion Fury fought to a draw with Wilder in 2018 and has won four in a row since.
Fury beat Wilder by TKO in 2020 after the latter’s corner stopped the fight after multiple knockdowns. He knocked out Wilder in the 11th round of their fight in October.
Fury’s next showdown may be against Dillian Whyte. Whyte, however, is upset about the 80/20 bag offering that could happen with this showdown. Eventually, Fury is looking to make a significant payday of a heavyweight unification fight between the winner of Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua. That fight, for the WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles, is a rematch from September, when Usyk beat Joshua for the belts.