WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has lauded co-promoter Frank Warren, declaring him his “magic man” as a lucrative two-fight series with arch-rival Anthony Joshua edges closer to reality.
Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) is naturally delighted by Warren’s insistence that the Mancunian could be awarded a trillion dollar contract and “be worth every penny”.
“If any promoter out there can make it happen it’s the magic man,” Fury told Queensberry Promotions’ Lockdown Lowdown. “Frank brought me back from the absolute depths. He told me what he was going to do and he delivered. For that, he has to be a magician.”
It is two years ago this week that Fury’s return against Sefer Seferi sparked one of the greatest comeback stories in sporting history. Since then, Fury has confounded the critics with his career renaissance before dethroning and dismantling Deontay Wilder in February.
Next up for Fury is a trilogy fight with the recently deposed Wilder before attention inevitably turns to a projected two-fight series with fellow Brit and WBA Super, WBO and IBF champion Anthony Joshua.
But despite the riches in prospect, Fury understands more than most that money isn’t everything.
“I know for a true fact that no matter what money you earn, it’ll never make you happy,” he said.
“Money and material assets don’t make an individual happy. Happiness is found within your own self.”