Tyson Fury has claimed he is skint and is claiming benefits – because he’s given away all his boxing money to homeless people and children’s charities.
But the Manchester boxer ALSO says he’s eyeing up a £1.3m castle in Scotland – because a friend might buy it for him.
The self-styled ‘Gypsy King’ told the Daily Record : “To be honest, I’m skint. I don’t have any money in the bank. I’m on the dole.
“I’m on Jobseeker’s Allowance at the moment. I’m not winding you up – I’m being truthful. Seriously, I didn’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.
“I’ll continue boxing until I’m 50 – until I can’t box any more.
“I help a lot of people with my money from boxing. I create homes, take homeless people off the streets, I give it to children’s charities . You can’t take money with you.”
The 29-year-old fighter reportedly banked a £4million purse when he beat Wladimir Klitschko to be crowned world heavyweight champion in 2015.
He has revelled in his reputation as the bad boy of the ring – once showing off a collection of luxury cars, including a Ferrari and Rolls-Royce.
A planned comeback fight against reigning champ Anthony Joshua later this year is expected to be a £100million money-spinner.
Fury made the claim about getting Jobseeker’s Allowance in an interview the Daily Record in Scotland to promote an appearance in Glasgow next month.
A person cannot claim Jobseeker’s Allowance if they – or a partner – have savings of more than £16,000.
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