Former heavyweight champion Tyson Fury recently spent time posting his extravagance on social media, even setting wife Paris a challenge to spend £10,000 in ten minutes.
Pictured outside a mansion he claimed to have bought, Fury looked as though he didn’t have a care in the world until he revealed the ‘truth’ when speaking to a Scottish newspaper.
In what seems to be a move Fury would never take, the 27 year-old apparently told the journalist he’s spent all his money and is now signing on, after blowing the £4 million plus cheque he received for defeating Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
“To be honest, I’m skint. I don’t have any money in the bank. I’m on the dole,” Fury said, according to The Daily Record.
“I’m on Jobseeker’s Allowance at the moment. I’m not winding you up – I’m being truthful. Seriously, I didn’t make any money out of boxing at all. Don’t feel sorry for me – it’s not a bad thing.
“I give my promotional team half of the money and I donate the other half to charity or give it to people in need because I don’t think people should make money out of punching other people in the face. I fight because I love to fight.”
Outlining his want to give to others, Fury added: “I help a lot of people with my money from boxing. I create homes, take homeless people off the streets, I give it to children’s charities. You can’t take money with you.”
“Last time I was in Glasgow, to see the Billy Joe Saunders fight in 2016, I did a bit of a job for a friend and got £10,000. I went up and down Glasgow giving it to the homeless.
“What goes around comes around, I believe. A greedy man doesn’t enter the kingdom of heaven.
“I’m in Glasgow on St Patrick’s Day and, if I get any donations from that night, the next day I’ll be up and down the streets of Glasgow again handing out money to the homeless.”
Fury’s statements don’t seem to be coming from a sound mind – if completely genuine, and fears might follow for his future in the sport as a comeback is continually delayed.
A return to the ring in April now seems to have been pushed back until at least May, whilst the recent stripping of his Ring Magazine championship saw Fury spending less time in the gym than previously.