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Tyson Fury Aims To Break Bank With Richest Deal In Boxing History

WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury wants to be boxing’s biggest bread winner.

After hinting that he might retire after two more fights, Fury (30-0-1, 21 KOs) has now changed his tune and is instead looking forward to negotiating a new record-breaking deal.

“I’m coming to the end of my contract with Top Rank,” Fury said during an Instagram Live session. “I have two more fights left with those guys. I want to renew it. I don’t want to just walk away after two more fights. I’m 31-years-old. Like [boxing manager and advisor] Billy Keane said, the man who helped with this deal with ESPN and Top Rank, ‘you better get out the dumpster truck and reverse it back into Tyson Fury’s bank account, because that’s what he’s going to need.’

"I want to get that big, major fight deal. I want to break all of the records, for a British fighter to go overseas and get the biggest signing record in history. I know that with MTK Global, Top Rank and Frank Warren, and all of the guys who help in between, I know we can make that happen. I know that we can break history with the biggest fight contract in the history of boxing — bigger than Floyd Mayweather, bigger than Canelo Alvarez, bigger than Mike Tyson, bigger than everybody. I think it’s very possible, and I always aim high with my achievements. That’s my next aim. After I wipe out the two dossers in [Deontay] Wilder and [Anthony] Joshua, then the world is my oyster. I want to see that big contract come from ESPN, or whoever is out there, battling to get The Gypsy King on their station.”

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Fury signed a five-fight pact with Top Rank in February 2019 and has since gone 3-0 during the deal, beating Tom Schwarz in June, Otto Wallin in September and Wilder in February.

Next on the docket for Fury is a rematch with Wilder, and perhaps a heavyweight unification fight with Joshua should the pair of British boxers both remain victorious.

If Fury were to fight out of the gauntlet and remain undefeated as the undisputed champion, a free agent frenzy will ensue and cost the highest bidder a pretty penny.

The financial benchmark for Fury will be to surpass Alvarez’s $365 million deal with DAZN.

Manouk Akopyan is a sports journalist and member of the Boxing Writers Assn. of America since 2011. He has written for the likes of the LA Times, Guardian, USA Today, Philadelphia Inquirer, Men’s Health and NFL.com. He can be reached on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and YouTube at @ManoukAkopyan or via email at manouk[dot]akopyan[at]gmail.com.

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Comment by BodyBagz on 06-09-2020

[QUOTE=OldTerry;20601649]I've always said that an extremely long, prosperous and healthy life without misery is best.:burnout:[/QUOTE] The best of all worlds :headbang:

Comment by deanrw on 06-09-2020

I can just picture Fury's giant yacht with the worlds largest caravan on top of it.

Comment by OldTerry on 06-09-2020

[QUOTE=BodyBagz;20600756]The prize is metaphorical. One may rather not live a long life of misery while others say living, even miserably, is still best.[/QUOTE] I've always said that an extremely long, prosperous and healthy life without misery is best.:burnout:

Comment by LoadedWraps on 06-08-2020

[QUOTE=wileyhemi;20587936]One leaves what one's best effort failed to spend in life to family, friends and charity[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=texasboi15;20588731]:lol1::lol1:[/QUOTE] [IMG]https://media1.giphy.com/media/Z36diZTBOwJLG/giphy.gif?cid=19f5b51ad9787810ee5749ccc866b16652b6f7424aec7ae8&rid=giphy.gif[/IMG]

Comment by LoadedWraps on 06-08-2020

[QUOTE=Greenfield02;20588277]Highly doubtful. Top Rank and ESPN are not going to pay that type of bread. Two things are going to prevent that type of contract, Fury is not a Star in the States and no live gates are also going…

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