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Tyson Fury admits he was joking about being broke

By Tim Royner: Tyson Fury shocked a lot of his boxing fans on Sunday by saying in an interview that he no longer has any money in his bank account, and that he’s on the dole. Fury, 29, said he was being truthful about him being broke. But it turns out it was fake news on the former heavyweight world champion Fury’s part, as he posted on his Twitter account that he was just kidding around.

”Come on, even the men have fell for it, tut tut probs would like it fit was the case. Silly #fakenews,” Fury said on his Twitter.

You can’t blame people for believing what Fury says, because he’s often truthful in his comments on social media and in interviews. But now that Fury has openly admitted to pulling the leg of the media and boxing fans, you can bet more people will take what he says with a grain of sale, which isn’t good thing for him. The last thing you want to be seen as someone that crying the sky is falling.

Fury (25-0, 18 KOs) is still trying to lose weight for his comeback in April or May of this year. Fury called out former world champions Shannon Briggs and Antonio Tarver, telling both of them that they’re potential opponents for him in the future. But in light of Fury’s joking around about being broke, one doesn’t know whether he was serious about wanting to fight them or just kidding to get attention from the media. Briggs and Tarver both would like to fight Fury. It’ll be disappointing to them if Fury isn’t serious about wanting to fight them, because you can bet they’re already working out to get ready for a fight with the 6’9” former heavyweight world champion.

Here’s what Fury said earlier today to the Daily Record out of Scotland:

“To be honest, I’m skint,” Fury. “I don’t have any money in the bank. I’m on the dole. I’m on a jobseeker’s allowance at the moment. I’m not winding you up – I’m being truthful. Seriously, I don’t make any money out of boxing at all. Don’t feel sorry for me – it’s not a bad thing. I give my promotional team half of the money and I donate the other half to charity or give it to people in need because I don’t think people should make money out of punching other people in the face. I fight because I love to fight.”

Fury made a lot of money in his last fight against Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015. It would be hard to believe that everything is gone so quickly after a little over 2 years out of the ring.

“This year is gonna be a big year & everything I’m gonna do will be big, everything I’m gonna buy will be big, Tyson2fastfury the big boy of boxing,” Fury said on social media.

From the sound of it, Fury is going to face heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua in 2018 to get a big payday.



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