Tyson Fury Ducks Massive €80 Million Fine

Published 09/17/2021, 7:00 AM EDT


On October 9, Tyson Fury will finally get inside the boxing ring after a long 17-month layoff. He will battle out the scariest boxer of this era in Deontay Wilder for the third time.

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Prior to this WBC heavyweight world title contest getting booked, Fury was all set to contend with Anthony Joshua for all the titles on the line. However, Wilder proceeded legally and took the matter to court, wherein the arbitrator ruled in his favor.

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Recently, Fury spoke to The Overlap on this entire matter and revealed why he’d have been fined if he had dodged Deontay Wilder. He said, ”The talk was me and Joshua were going to fight, no contracts were signed or anything like that.”

“We’re in court now and he won the case, there’s not much I could do. It’s got nothing to do with the belt, it’s contracted to me. I could go like this [pretends to boot his title belt away] and we would just be fighting each other without the belt.”

“Do you know how much the suing case would have been if I didn’t fight him? €80million [£68m]. This was all going on in the background and they [Joshua and promoter Eddie Hearn] knew all that.” (h/t Independent)

In total, €80million will be approximately $942,00,000.

‘The Gypsy King’ faced an immense backlash from fans and fighters around the world when his fight with Joshua got cut. But for now, his focus is to get that win against ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and once again align himself against his compatriot.

Tyson Fury is keen to beat Deontay Wilder

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On October 9, Tyson Fury will defend his world title for the very first time. Also, he couldn’t have asked for a better contender than Deontay Wilder at this stage. As this fight will go down in history, the British warrior is eager to put on a show to go 2-0 against ‘The Bronze Bomber’ and leave no doubts in anyone’s head.

If he wants to retain his undefeated stint alongside staying viable for an undisputed fight, he will have to get this vital ‘W’ to his resume.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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