Fury says money not an issue
Tyson Fury has dismissed suggestions that money is motivating him to fight with Deontay Wilder, even though he ideally would box again before challenging the dangerous American later this year.
In what will be only the third fight of his comeback and despite having fought just 14 rounds in the previous three years, Fury will travel to Las Vegas in November to meet the WBC heavyweight champion.
He eased to victory against Francesco Pianeta at Belfast’s Windsor Park on Saturday night amid clear signs of ring rust, and will only be fighting under new trainer Ben Davison for just the third time.
In Vegas he will be paid the biggest purse of his career — significantly more than that earned as the mandatory challenger to Wladimir Klitschko — and one that at 30 will mean he never needs to fight again, but he insisted: “I’m not going into this for a pay cheque.
“I wouldn’t lose for £100m; you can’t pay any amount of money for me to go to Vegas to get sparked out.
“If I didn’t believe I could win I’d pack up and retire.
“I don’t box to be second best or to make the numbers up, I box to be the best I can be.”