Undefeated boxer Tyson “Gypsy King” Fury, 31, of Cheshire, England, United Kingdom believes that having a lot of money does not equate to being very happy. Having survived depression, he is now taking life more seriously and he emphasized that the paycheck is not the motivator when he fights.
“I know a lot of millionaires and I don’t know one happy one,” Fury told TMZ Sports. “Not one. They’re always unhappy because they’re searching for more.”
“Material stuff or money will never make a man happy,” the undefeated boxer continued. “Man has got to find happiness deep within his soul.”
Fury will face his fellow undefeated boxer Otto Wallin, 28, of Sundsvall, Sweden at the T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip in Paradise, Nevada, United States on September 14, 2019. The British boxer will have his rematch with Deontay “The Bronze Bomber” Wilder, 33, of Alabama, United States on February 22, 2019.
What Fury is gunning for, he said, is the belt not the paycheck. For him, life is about love, passion and happiness not money.”Money’s one thing,” Fury noted. “But you’re talking to a king, El Rey de los Gitanos. I am the Gypsy King, the real official Gypsy King.”
When Fury fought Wilder on December 1, 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, United States for the World Boxing Council Heavyweight Championship title, the bout ended in a split draw. Now, the undefeated British boxer believes that his American rival is afraid of him.
“He’s terrified of the Gypsy King,” Fury said of Wilder. “He couldn’t beat the Gypsy King when I had three years out of the ring on alcohol and drugs. How the f— is he going to beat the Gypsy King now that I’ve been training for two years?”
On November 28, 2015, Fury won the World Boxing Association (Super), International Boxing Federation, World Boxing Organization, International Boxing Organization, The Ring and lineal heavyweight titles by defeating Wladimir Klitschko, 43, of Kiev, Ukraine.
Suffering from mental health issues leading to alcoholism, recreational drug use and extreme weight gain, Fury was not able to give Klitschko a rematch. In 2016, the undefeated British boxer vacated the WBA, WBO and IBO titles.
Currently, Fury holds a professional boxing record of 28 wins, 0 loss and 1 draw. Here is a clip from his face-off with Wallin: