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Tyson Fury’s net worth hits record high – but lags behind rival Anthony Joshua

Tyson Fury's fortune rocketed six-fold to £40million last year as was crowned heavyweight world champion for a second time.

But despite the huge increase in his net worth, the self-titled Gypsy King still lags behind bitter rival Anthony Joshua in the money stakes.

Joshua was last month revealed to be the UK's first £100m boxer as his personal wealth soared due to his success in and out of the ring.

According to his company's recently-filed latest accounts, he banked £57.35m between February 2019 and 2020 from fights.

Figures reveal the business turned over £63.9 million for the year and made a gross profit of £57.9 million to leave him with a fortune of £109m.

And now figures have been released which detail Fury's fortune for the first time.

Reported by The Sun, accounts for Tyson Fury Limited show a bank balance of £40.05m, up from £6.6m the year before.

But despite his wealth, Fury paid himself a dividend of just £2,000, down from £40,000 12 months previously.

The accounts, filed up to March last year, will cover Fury's two boxing fights in 2019 against Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin, his WWE debut against Brawn Strowman, and his stunning win over Deontay Wilder.

Fury has not fought since he stopped the American in their rematch last February and must now wait for a date and venue to be confirmed for his clash with Joshua.

The rivals agreed terms in principle last summer before finally putting pen to paper on a contract earlier this month.

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But despite agreeing to a 50/50 split of the purse, their teams remain in negotiations over a host country.

Joshua's promoter Eddie Hearn will this week embark on a whistle-stop six-country, four-continent tour in a bid to finalise a deal.

He remains confident that the first of two fights will take place in late June or early July before the return leg in November or December.

Saudi Arabia remains the frontrunner for the first instalment with Cardiff expected to host the sequel.

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