Tyson Fury donates £10,000 to charity after winning Anthony Joshua bet with Frank Warren
Fury made a wager with Warren that the fight with Anthony Joshua would not happen, and the money was delivered by the hall-of-fame promoter in cash at the press conference for his upcoming fight with Derek Chisora
Tyson Fury elected to donate the £10,000 he won from his bet with promoter Frank Warren to charity DEBRA at today's press conference.
It was today confirmed that the 'Gypsy King' would make a U-turn from his short retirement to step back into the ring with former two-time heavyweight rival Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on December 3. The news was announced at a press conference today where he came face-to-face with 'WAR' as the pair prepare to do battle later this year.
During the media event, Fury brandished a wad of cash worth £10,000 which he confirmed he had been given by long-term promoter Frank Warren after he bet that his planned contest with Anthony Joshua would collapse. His premonition came to fruition with the fight collapsing after 'AJ' missed his publicly declared contract deadline.
"I bet that Joshua wouldn't sign the fight contract," said Fury. "Now I've got £10k. Frank Warren said he would sign it and I said, 'I bet 10 grand he won't'... and there's the 10 bar. Tax free money... tax free."
After the events unfolded, Fury proceeded to return to the stage area to address media, where he reached out to charity DEBRA, an organisation set up to provide funds for those suffering with epidermolysis bullosa [EB], a group of rare skin disorders. He handed over the money to a representative from the charity during an emotional gesture of goodwill.
The 34-year-old champion later confirmed that he made the entire donation after seeing the intentions of the organisation with their work. "Yeah that charity can do more with that £10,000 than I can do with it so that is why I donated it," Fury confirmed to reporters after making the gesture. "I could see that the charity were very serious with what they were saying so I thought as as a goodwill gesture I would make the donation."
Fury has been known for making goodwill gestures in the past including raising awareness towards mental health charities after making a comeback to boxing following his own mental health problems. After his epic comeback, Fury has been on top of the world and will make the latest defence of his WBC crown against Chisora despite it initially looking like he would finally settle his rivalry with Joshua.
Warren has revealed that he was confident the fight with Joshua would happen hence why he placed the lucrative wager with the WBC champion. He said: "I honestly believed it was going to happen. Tyson was getting fed up with it, and he was right. It cost me £10,000, the bet I had with him. Tyson can’t afford any slip-up in this fight as he has the much-publicised undisputed match-up with Usyk in the new year which we’re really looking forward to."