It’s just over a year ago that British Heavyweight Tyson Fury was all set to land the fight of his life and a huge payday with a date set against former world champion David Haye which would have seen him pocket a cool £ 10 million.
But twice after a date for the bout had been set, his rival pulled out of the fight at the last possible minute, leaving Fury empty handed and furious. His bad luck continued when his scheduled bout against Dereck Chisora this past July was also postponed due to an injury sustained by his rival.
And that has led Fury to count the cost of his inactivity this past one year.
According to Fury, he is in such dire straits and need of cash that he cannot even afford to pay the £ 15,000 fine that has been imposed on him by the British Boxing Board of Control for a foul mounted rant at a press conference earlier this summer.
Fury, who still hopes to set up a fight against David Haye sometime in the future, said that the board must wait until after the rescheduled fight for him to make the payment, adding that he is not going to run away for as little as fifteen grand.
Around this time last year, Fury was set for his biggest payday after his proposed clash against the former World Boxing Association or WBA Heavyweight champion David Haye was sanctioned and a date set for a fight at the Manchester Arena.
Fury said that one time, he was rubbing his hands in glee as he had struck a lottery but now he is absolutely broke. He says the cost for training is a lot and one can’t prepare for all that and he hopes things will turn with the Chisora fight.