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"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

8.1.2021 9:03
Tyson Fury on 23 February 2020 after winning the title of heavyweight world champion from the World Boxing Council. (PHOTO:  YouTube.com)
Tyson Fury on 23 February 2020 after winning the title of heavyweight world champion from the World Boxing Council. (PHOTO: YouTube.com)

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.

SB, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
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