Tyson Fury’s net worth will be boosted significantly when he takes on Dillian Whyte later this year.
The Gypsy King is defending his WBC heavyweight title against Whyte in an all-British blockbuster contest set to take place in April.
Fury, 33, is set to make £25million in the fight after his promoter Frank Warren won the auction held in Mexico City on Friday night.
In what a record purse bid for a single boxing fight, Whyte promoter Eddie Hearn put up £24m while Warren offered £31m.
Fury’s £25m share is part of the 80/20 split ordered by the WBC earlier this month, with Whyte taking home £6m.
Fury only paid himself £70,000 in 2021 despite his £40million boxing fortune – which will be further increased after facing Whyte – his accounts from last year show.
He earned £20million for his knockout win in the trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder but, despite that, remains very tight with his finances.
“He is extremely careful with money and knows its value,” a source told The Sun. “He’s not extravagant or flamboyant like some boxers are and lives a very modest life.
“He’s making sure his family is comfortable for generations to come and that’s humbling.”
Fury is based with his family in Morecambe and bought a £1.7million house near the sea in the Lancashire town last year, after living in a £550,000 house overlooking the bay of Morecambe.
In total, recent accounts show he has £28.7million in Tyson Fury Ltd, which holds payments for his fights, and shows he only withdrew £2,000 in 2020.
Figures on file with Companies House show he has invested £3.4m and £3.1m from other sources, meaning his business is currently worth £39.5m.
That figure will climb even higher – to around £65million – after the fight with Whyte.
Last year, Fury increased his revenue streams by releasing merchandise, and 2022 could become his biggest year yet.