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Pound for pound Tyson Fury took just €83K wages despite making €15.5m from Wilder trilogy bout

Fury, who previously said he is no Conor McGregor “or all those people who like to live some big, great lifestyle and inspire others”, maintains a careful watch over his earnings.

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World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. Photo: PA Wire

World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. Photo: PA Wire

World heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury. Photo: PA Wire

Tyson Fury took a wage of just £70,000 (€83,000) last year even though he made £13m (€15.5m) from the Deontay Wilder trilogy bout last October, end-of-year accounts reveal.

The modest Gypsy King, who scored a brutal KO victory over Wilder to retain his heavyweight title and undefeated record, keeps the rest of his money in his firm Tyson Fury Ltd.

In 2020 Fury took out just £2,000 (€2,394) after his rematch victory over Wilder from the £28.7m (€34.3) that is currently kept safe in his firm.

Fury, who previously said he is no Conor McGregor “or all those people who like to live some big, great lifestyle and inspire others”, maintains a careful watch over his earnings.

He recently moved into a new £1.7 million home in the Lancashire seaside resort of Morecambe with his family so they could remain in their hometown.

However, he will be expected to further increase his wealth this year with three fights lined up, including an undisputed clash with the winner of Oleksandr Usyk's rematch with Anthony Joshua.

Fury who considers himself the "people's champion" says he prefers “just to keep grounded and down to earth”.

“You know I’m not one of these people. I’m not your Floyd Mayweather or Conor McGregor or all those people who like to live some big, great lifestyle and inspire others," Fury told the MMA Hour.

"I know it’s great to inspire other people, but I love just to keep grounded and down to earth. I have always had this attitude, coming up you want to buy things and you want to be successful, but the world has different ways of measuring successes.

"For me it is waking up being surrounded by people you want to be with, and being happy with the people in your home.

"I suppose it is easy to say that with the money I have earned, but I am 33 and I have dedicated my life to this so every day you wake up and everything is fine then you are a very blessed person."

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And it seems the boxer has yet another fight on his mind.

Fury today challenged UFC world heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou, writing on Twitter: "Who would like to see me fight this beast boxing rules @ufc gloves?"

He also tagged MMA boss Dana White in the tweet.

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