'When I come back into boxing, I wanted to make the most money as possible' - Tyson Admitted that He is looking for Biggest Bags Possible
WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, with a record of 33-0-1 (24), recently opened up about his primary motivation in the world of boxing, emphasizing the financial aspect. These revelations came during his promotional tour for a 10-round non-title fight against Francis Ngannou, a former UFC heavyweight champion making his boxing debut, scheduled for October 28 in Saudi Arabia.
Fury candidly stated:
“When I come back into boxing I said I wanted to make the most money as possible, that’s what I said to my lawyer. I didn’t come back this time for belts or titles or anything; I come back to secure my family and their family and their kids and their grandkids. And I’ve done it. I’ve done it. The reason why I’m even boxing anymore, when I come back was to regain the belts, which I’ve done; and two, more than that, is to get the biggest bags possible.”
These remarks might raise concerns among boxing enthusiasts, especially those eager to witness a four-belt unification showdown involving WBA, WBO, and IBF champion Oleksandr Usyk (21-0, 14 KOs). Alternatively, fans have been anticipating a match against his long-standing domestic rival and former two-time unified heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua (26-3, 23 KOs).
As things stand, it appears more likely that Fury will square off against another boxing debutant, Jon Jones, the current UFC heavyweight champion.
Fury confidently stated:
“I have no interest in fighting those guys because I’m bigger than all of ’em. I’m a superstar; they’re nobodies. I’m happy; they’re not. I have everything that they want, and there’s nothing they can do about it—apart from get yourself in line, get yourself mandatory by ten organizations, fight eliminator after eliminator for no money, like I did. And take ten years getting there, and when you get there and you’ve been the lineal champion for the longest ever, then come back to me and preach.”
These statements may not align with the hopes of his co-promoter, Bob Arum of Top Rank, who expressed his desire to see Fury in a unification fight with Usyk before retiring.
On the other side of the promotional spectrum, Alexander Krassyuk, Usyk’s promoter, conveyed Usyk’s readiness to face Fury but indicated a willingness to wait if necessary.
Krassyuk explained, “Do you think Fury can stop time from passing? Usyk is on his top now. If Fury wants to defeat him, he would have to wait something like five years because he will be on his top for the next two, three years, for sure. He’s 36. This is the golden era for a heavyweight.”
It seems that the ultimate unification of the heavyweight division is still awaiting resolution, and Tyson Fury remains a central figure in this ongoing saga.