Be like Bezos – Tyson Fury tells his fans to aim big

Tyson Fury has urged his fans to ‘follow your dreams’, and cited the example of multi-billionaire Amazon boss Jeff Bezos.

‘The Gypsy King’ is already en route to untold riches as he prepares to face Anthony Joshua in a summer superfight. Tyson is expected to earn $100million for the first fight alone, with an immediate rematch expected before 2021 ends.

As negotiations intensify to agree a date and venue, Fury told his massive fanbase to use the example of Bezos to follow their dreams too.

Fury on Bezos

He posted two pictures of Bezos side by side on Twitter – the first claiming he had $10,000 at age 30 in 1994. And the second with his estimated 2020 fortune of an eye-popping $183billion at age 56.

Fury captioned the post: “Have the guts to follow your dreams, don’t live a life of what if!”

Bezos has enjoyed incredible success, and Fury is well on the road to similar business success. Even outside the ring he has built up a huge fanbase on both sides of the Atlantic.

Fury has penned best-selling books, launched his own clothing lines and is now getting in on the NFT crazy by launching his own collection with artist Rollo and Fomo Labs.

Fury vs Joshua now close

An announcement on the venue for Fury vs Joshua is expected in the coming days. Both teams were due to be presented with offers yesterday (Sunday).

Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn says there are three or four major offers on the table, while Fury listed the following territories as being in the mix:

  • Saudi Arabia
  • Qatar
  • Uzbekistan
  • Russia
  • United States
  • England

Saudi Arabia remains favourite to win the race – it staged AJ’s rematch victory over Andy Ruiz Jr in December 2019. Wembley – per Hearn – is not totally out of the running with a July 24 date mooted. Much there depends on COVID-19 restrictions.

Hearn has confirmed that if the Middle East does stage the bout, it will take place indoors.