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Tyson Fury to Donate Purse to Homeless and Poor


By: Michael Kane

Tyson Fury has been in some big fights over the years, none more so than his fight with mental health issues including depression and suicidal thoughts.

His mental health battles have made him determined to help other people who suffer from mental health issues and also to help the homeless. He has told the Irish Mirror that he will be donating his purse from Saturday’s bout against Deontay Wilder, a reported £8 million.

Fury may not have got the result he wanted in Saturday after his fight was scored a draw with Wilder however it seems he has a bigger picture of what he wants to do with his life and money.

“I’m going to give it to the poor and I’m going to build homes for the homeless,” Fury said. “I don’t really have much use for it, I’m not interested in becoming a millionaire or a billionaire. I’m a boxer not a businessman and I’ll probably go down the same route as every other boxer — skint at the end of it all. You can’t take it with you so I might as well do something with it and help out people who can’t help themselves.”

He continued, “When I go home I’m going to build some homes for the homeless and set up some funds for drug addicts and alcoholics.

“I was always going to do it but being here (in California) gives me that extra push to go and do it even more.

“It has really opened my eyes to a lot of things and I’m leaving as a better person.

“There are a lot of homeless people on the streets here, more than I’ve ever seen ever in my life. I’m staying in downtown LA but if you go five minutes down the road there’s like – I don’t know- thousands of homeless people.

“I’m just an outsider with an opinion buy it’s a situation that is happening all over the world, especially in the UK as well.”

Fury also wants his kids to have to earn their money the same way he had to graft for his.

“I believe all kids should make their own money in life because if they don’t, they won’t appreciate it,” Fury said.

“It’s easy to spend someone else’s money and the money I’ve earned is practically blood money. My kids have to make their own living and make their own way in life; they won’t be living off my name or reputation because that’s too easy a route,” he continued. “You see many of these rich people’s kids doing nothing because they had it too easy. I never had it easy, I had to work for whatever I got. I was working from very young, everything I wanted in life I had to work for.”

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Canelo v. Chavez Jr: Both Fighters bet purse, winner takes all


Canelo v. Chavez Jr: Both Fighters bet purse, winner takes all
By: Matthew N. Becher

​The mega fight between Saul “Canelo” Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. began its media press conference stops this week and we already have a very big announcement. Not only did Chavez Jr. agree to pay Canelo $1 million for every pound he is over the 164.5 weight limit, but now both fighters have agreed to bet their entire purse for the fight. Winner takes all.

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​It happened on Mexican talk show Despierta America, where Canelo initiated an argument about how he ‘will be making 4x’ what Chavez Jr. will be getting. Chavez Jr. retorted back, ‘I can get 4-1 odds in Vegas’. Canelo then came back with ‘why don’t you just bet me then?’ The show’s host explained what was happening and asked the two men to shake hands, on LIVE TV, which they did. It was something that this writer cannot remember the last time seeing happen.

​Canelo will be moving up to over 159lbs to fight for the first time, while Chavez Jr. will be trying to shed lbs. to make the 164.5 catch weight. Tickets went on sale for this fight in Vegas earlier this week and are said to, already, almost be completely sold out.

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