WATCH: Tyson Fury Asks Americans If They Know Who Deontay Wilder Is

Tyson Fury is currently training in California for his upcoming fight against Deontay Wilder. ‘The Gypsy King’ will challenge ‘The Bronze Bomber’ for the WBC heavyweight title this Saturday at Staples Center in Los Angeles. 

Days before he takes on the biggest acid test of his boxing career, the British boxer took a time off from training and roamed around the streets of Los Angeles to test if people have knowledge of the American heavyweight champ.


On Saturday, the 30-year old Briton will try to recapture the WBC heavyweight belt he won in 2015 against Wladimir Klitschko. It will be his third assignment and also the biggest test of his career since returning to the ring after more than two years of layoff.

Fury already claimed that he will be turning his back on Britain if he manages to outclass Wilder and will fight exclusively in the US for good. He has been enjoying his stay in California and shared that the experience has been an eye-opener for him.

“I am very happy I chose California for my training camp, it has really opened my eyes to a lot of things. It has opened my eyes to so many different cultures and things happening. There are a lot of people on the streets here, more than I have ever seen in my life. I stayed in downtown L.A. but if you go just five minutes away there are thousands of people homeless.

“You would think you were in a third-world country, it’s a crisis situation and something needs to be done about it. I know I am just an outsider with an opinion on it and it is a situation happening all over them, especially here in the UK and in the US.”

Reaching Out

Aside from earning a chance to reclaim the heavyweight strap, the former world champion is set to earn the biggest paycheck in his career from this fight. But Fury already claimed that he has no plans on keeping any of it. Instead, he will be donating his entire seven-figure fight purse to build homes for the poor.

“I’m going to give it to the poor and I’m going to build homes for the homeless.  I don’t really have much use for it, I’m not interested in becoming a millionaire or a billionaire. I’m a boxer, not a businessman and I’ll probably go down the same route as every other boxer — skint at the end of it all. You can’t take it with you so I might as well do something with it and help out people who can’t help themselves.”

Ahead of the Saturday tussle, Fury conducted a social experiment as he asked random people in LA streets whether they heard about Wilder. The results were pretty intriguing, considering that Wilder came from the American soil. Watch it in the video below:

Fury was shocked that Wilder is not a big star in his own country despite his decorated boxing career.

“He’s 40-0 with 39 KOs and everyone in America should know the heavyweight champion of the world. He’s charismatic, colourful and dresses well and is a knock-out artist, why is he not a superstar in this country? I don’t know.”

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