Tyson Fury made a lovely gesture on Thursday as he donated the £10,000 he won from a bet with promoter Frank Warren to charity DEBRA after the launch press conference for his trilogy fight with Derek Chisora ended.
In a Twitter video, Myra Saeedm who was interviewing Fury thanked him before he thanked her back for enlightening him on what they do. He also wished her good luck before getting a photo together.
“Thank you very much my darling, good luck.
Can I take this [charity brochure] with me?”
Thank you to Tyson and @FrankWarren for helping to #StopThePain for people living with EB, also known as 'Butterfly Skin'.#TysonFury#FuryChisora@BTSportBoxing@SkySportsBoxing@BoxingNewsEDpic.twitter.com/1ebzPZzJTL
— DEBRA UK (@CharityDEBRA) October 21, 2022
This money came from the ‘The Gyspy King’ and Frank Warren making a bet when negotiations for the Anthony Joshua fight started early last month. Fury bet Warren £10k that AJ wouldn’t sign to the fight, Warren betting the opposite. Legendary promoter Warren stuck to his word and handed Fury the money in cash before the press conference started.
DEBRA is an organisation set up to provide funds for those suffering with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB), a group of skin disorders. It’s estimated that about 1 in 50,000 people are born with EB.
Fury and Chisora face off for the third time on 3rd December at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. The previous two meetings have gone Fury’s way, winning the first fight via unanimous decision in July 2011 and the second by forcing Chisora’s corner to retire him after ten rounds in November 2014.
The announcement of the third fight has sparked some controversy in the world of boxing as everyone hoped Fury’s next move would be Anthony Joshua in a ‘Battle of Britain’ superfight or just wait for Oleksandr Usyk to be ready early next year for a clash for the undisputed championship.