"Gypsy King" boxer Tyson Fury tells GQ he once gave his Louboutins to a homeless man in LA, but his giving doesn't stop there
Tyson Fury, a legend in the world of boxing as world heavyweight champion, is not just a brilliant fighter, but also a person whose heart is in the right place. Last year he gave an interview to GQ magazine in which he told the story of giving a pair of new Christian Louboutin shoes worth a thousand dollars to a homeless man in Los Angeles.
"I saw a gentleman without shoes, so I ran over and gave him mine," Fury said. His aid to those in need is not just about giving homeless people tennis shoes on the street, through.
The boxer, who is known to the entire world by the nickname "Gypsy King" thanks to his Romani forebears, also provides assistance to the needy in other ways. In 2018, the two-time heavyweight champion declared he was donating the prize money from his match with American boxer Deontay Wilder to nonprofit organizations in Britain.
He kept his promise and donated approximately seven million pounds to charity purposes. "I gave my last paycheck to charity, but I don't want to talk about it too much," he told The Sun after winning the Wilder match.
"I'm not doing it to be praised. I'm doing it for the people so I can actually aid those who need assistance," Fury said.
"I don't want anybody to say I'm a good man. In short, I'm doing it because I want to," the boxer told the British tabloid.
Fury has long dedicated himself to charitable giving and to aiding people whose lives have not been so fortunate, and he has also become an ambassador for the Franc Bruno Foundation, which assists people with mental problems. The champion has previously acknowledged his own problems with depression as well as alcohol and drug use.
Support for such organizations is a personal matter for him. The "Gypsy King" is currently preparing for a match with his fellow Briton Anthony Joshua this summer.
- Romani kickboxer from Czech Republic keeps winning with "Gitano" on his back and the Romani flag on his shorts
- "Gypsy King" Tyson Fury defeats Wilder to become world boxing champion
- UK boxer of Irish Traveller origin Tyson Fury met his fans in Prague
- UK Boxing Board of Control suspends Tyson Fury, fighter with Irish Traveller roots relinquishes remaining titles to get sober
- Stanislav Tomáš, who died in police custody, laid to rest in Teplice, Czech Republic. Civil society and his family call for his death to be properly investigated
- Romani residents of infamous Czech housing estate are repairing dilapidated buildings themselves with the help of the town hall
- 70+ Romani students attending Czech colleges applied to the ROMEA organization's scholarship program this year
- Czech Senate committee recommends compensation for the illegally sterilized, final word will rest with the Senate as a whole
- Czech Police reject request for a second autopsy of the late Stanislav Tomáš, whose funeral will take place on Saturday, 24 July
- NGOs from four countries reject David Mezei's threats and vulgar attacks as endangering the investigation of the death of Stanislav Tomáš
- Czech attorney for the family of Stanislav Tomáš has requested a second autopsy - Romea.cz refutes disinformation being spread by Facebook LIVE broadcasters
- Romani community members rescue children from apartment fire on Czech housing estate
- Kosovo: Demonstrators call for investigation into the death of Stanislav Tomáš, who died in police custody in Teplice
- Czech tornado has left many homeless, including Romani widow with six children
- Roma Lives Matter demo in Czech capital hears eyewitness testimony that Stanislav Tomáš was carried motionless on a stretcher into the ambulance
- European capitals see unprecedented wave of solidarity with Czech Roma and protests over the death of Stanislav Tomáš