‘Chugging Money Down the Toilet’: Tyson Fury Comes Clean on His Gambling Addiction

Published 11/25/2022, 10:13 AM EST
Boxing – Tyson Fury & Dillian Whyte Press Conference – Wembley Stadium, London, Britain – March 1, 2022 Tyson Fury during the press conference Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

British boxing phenom Tyson Fury is among the most established boxers of our generation. His successful career has garnered massive fame and fortune. He was recently in a conversation with BT Sport Boxing, where he spilled some beans about his bad habits that made him lose millions of dollars.   

‘The Gypsy King’ is slated to square off against Derek Chisora in their upcoming trilogy fight. During an interview recently, Fury went on to explain, “I sometimes bet on football and I bet the other night in boxing. And I rarely get one right to be fair. Like I always backed the underdogs and I think like if I’m putting 50 quid on, I want like 5000 in return, I don’t want like 75 quid returning. So like I bet all the underdogs and it always leaves me 50 or 100 quid. So it’s just like chucking money down the toilet, basically.”  

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Fury is a man who likes to gamble. Tommy, who is Tyson’s brother, and Jake Paul were scheduled to square off earlier this year. The WBC champion bet Paul $1 million on how the battle will turn out. Unfortunately, the fight got shelved.

Exciting match-ups coming up for Tyson Fury 

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‘The Gypsy King’ and Chisora will shortly square off on December 3 at London’s Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Besides that, the WBC recently authorized a prospective fight between Mexican boxing sensation Andy Ruiz Jr. and Deontay Wilder. The victor of the fight between the two will have the opportunity to confront Tyson Fury for the WBC title.

Furthermore, following his fight with Dillian Whyte in April, the 34-year-old put away his gloves and quit boxing. He did, however, declare that he would be making a comeback to challenge Oleksandr Usyk of Ukraine for the title of undisputed heavyweight champion. The title was last held by boxing legend Lennox Lewis almost 20 years ago. 

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Fans are now anticipating seeing the new undisputed heavyweight champion. Additionally, Fury recently acknowledged that his fellow Brit Anthony Joshua is the opponent that his supporters genuinely want him to face. In light of this, it’s possible that he will run across AJ soon. Fury has a solid lineup for 2023, but how this all pans out will have to wait.

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Shashank Wankhede

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Shashank Wankhede is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. When it comes to boxing, the blockbuster film 'Rocky' sparked his interest in the sport. He holds Muhammad Ali in great regard and is a sincere admirer of his narrative, struggle, and accomplishments.

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