Tyson Fury revealed he’s disinterested in the heavyweight championship belts and more focused on the money he’ll earn from his fight against Oleksandr Usyk on May 18th in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Some fans found it disturbing to hear WBC heavyweight champion Fury openly admit that he’s in the sport for the money rather than to win belts.

Fury’s fortune is conservatively estimated at $65 million, but be more than that. Fury even admitted today that he’s on course to becoming the first billionaire in boxing.

To hear Fury sounding greedy and gluttonous, fans are left to wonder if the outcome of his fight with Usyk will see Tyson given another controversial win to endure the money keeps rolling in.

Fans felt Fury lost his last fight against Francis Ngannou in Saudi Arabia and was given a gift by the judges.

Size as a Talking Point, Money as the Goal

The 6’7″ Fury (34-0-1, 24 KOs) has a lot of weight since his suffering a mysterious cut, which bought him more time to train, points out that cruiserweights that normally move up to heavyweight lose to the bigger fighters.

Fury is right. Former cruiserweights normally struggle when they move up to heavyweight and fight a quality big guy. However, Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs) already beat the 6’6″ Anthony Joshua twice, which proves that he’s an exception to the rule.

It was alarming to fans how His Excellency Turki Alalshikh praised Fury during today’s press conference, calling him a “beautiful diamond” and talking about wanting him to fight another ten times.

Fans on social media saw how Alalshikh praised Fury, and they immediately suspected that Usyk wouldn’t have a chance of winning a decision on May 18th and would end up in the same boat as Ngannou if the fight went to the cards.

“It’s the Money That Drives Me”

“I’m the best. I’m just defending my ‘best-ness’ against him,” said Tyson Fury during today’s press conference about his fight against Oleksandr Usyk on May 18th. “We have weight divisions for a reason. When the cruiserweights step up to the big boys, they usually get found wanting.

“You can beat the average big ones, but you can’t beat the elite big ones because size really matters. These are facts.”

“Everyone that talks about it, I get paid,” said Fury about wanting to get as much money as possible for his fight with Usyk. “It’s the money that drives me, not the belts. It’s only about the coins.”


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