Heavyweight star Tyson Fury continues to shine as it is reported he will receive a payout of £20 million after his much anticipated rematch with American WBC champion Deontay Wilder.
The two heavyweights went head to head in December last year where the fight ended in a controversial draw, with many fans and pundits believing Fury had done enough to earn a victory after he miraculously got back to his feet after being knocked down in the 12th.
Fury had worked up to the shot at the WBC heavyweight title after taking a two-and-a-half year hiatus away from boxing for personal issues, and then made a successful return to the sport last year with victories over Sefer Seferi and Francesco Pianeta.
Although the Wilder rematch is set to provide Fury with his biggest paycheck to date, the Brit hasn't always brought in big money for his fights in the past.
Fury received £5 million for his fight against former WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO champion Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015, whereas when the current WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO title holder Anthony Joshua fought Klitschko in 2017, his payout was a whopping £15 million, three times what Fury earned for his bout.
This isn't the first time Fury was paid less than Joshua, and considering it was only a year after his fight with the Ukrainian in 2015, it makes you wonder why.
A year into the Gypsy King's break from boxing, Joshua fought and knocked out American fighter Charles Martin in London, and was paid £8 million, there's quite a difference between the two British heavyweights' fight purses, with the importance of the fight apparently not having an influence.
Despite the obvious pay gap, Fury is quickly becoming known as the most generous man in boxing, as he apparently donated the entirety of his £7 million winnings to charity following the Wilder fight, specifically the homeless.
"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."
And now, with the rematch with Wilder likely set for May 18 this year in New York, Fury looks set to again donate his highest pay out yet to charity, with the two unbeaten boxers hoping to finally get one over on each other.News Now - Sport News