Sometimes an experience can change one’s entire view of life.
Having been spent most of his life battling mental health issues and drug abuse, 30-year-old heavyweight champion Tyson Fury never thought of himself as solving homelessness. But, a recent trip to Los Angeles changed this.
The British fighter was in the city for a media conference when he saw a number of homeless people on the streets. Knowing he could have been in the same position, Fury decided to do something.
He donated his entire earnings of $9 million to several UK charities that specialize in providing housing for recovering addicts and alcoholics. The money was his reward after his fight against Deontay Wilder last December. The reward for the fight was about $3.5 million. However, the pay-per-view income brought the payout to roughly $9 million.
Fury confirmed the donation after a fan asked him about his financial pledge during a Q&A segment of a charity auction.
“I did give away my last purse, but I don’t do charity work for a pat on the back,” said Fury. “I do it to help people, but I do not want praise for it, I don’t want to be called a do-gooder.”