Tyson Fury said last week he wants to sign the biggest contract in boxing history – and promoter Frank Warren agrees, saying ‘The Gypsy King’ is worth “a trillion dollars”.
Fury was the highest-ranked combat sports athlete on Forbes list of the Highest-Paid Athletes of 2020, raking in a cool $57million with the lion’s share coming from that epic destruction of Deontay Wilder to claim the WBC world heavyweight title in Las Vegas in February.
And with just two fights left on a reported £80million five-fight deal with ESPN, Fury is already looking to the future.
He said: “I know we can break history with the biggest fight contract deal in the history of boxing. Bigger than Floyd Mayweather, bigger than Canelo, bigger than Mike Tyson, bigger than anybody. Because I think it’s very possible and I always aim high with my achievements. And that’s my next aim.
“After I’ve wiped out these two dossers – Wilder and Joshua – then you know the world’s my oyster and we wanna see that big big contract from ESPN and whoever is out there battling to get ‘The Gypsy King’ on their station.”
Now Fury’s promoter Warren backed up his fighter’s claims to a massive deal, telling the Daily Mail: “What Tyson Fury has done for not just boxing, but British sport in general is nothing short of out of this world. He could be awarded a trillion dollar contract tomorrow and be worth every penny.
“I’ve been fortunate enough to promote Tyson since his comeback and his focus on not just his own recovery, but on helping others, has been exemplary.
“Watching him destroy Deontay Wilder for the world title ranks among the greatest achievements by a British sportsman and I look forward to standing alongside him for the next chapter in his career. The biggest character in boxing deserves the biggest contract. It’s as simple as that.”