Tyson Fury makes ex-promoter Hennessy £1.5m richer

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Tyson Fury and Mick Hennessey. Photo The Sun

Boxing promoter Mick Hennessy is £1.5million richer after WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury agreed to settle a court case over breach of contract.

Tyson, 31 made his debut on a Mick Hennessy card in 2008 and fought under his promotional banner when he won the world title against Wladimir Klitschko in 2015, The Sun reported on Sunday

But the Gypsy King then spent two years out of the ring as he struggled with mental health issues.

When he returned in June 2018, he did so under promoter Frank Warren.

Mick Hennessy: £1.5m richer

The Brit has since fought Deontay Wilder twice, drawing the first bout before winning the second last month in Las Vegas.

He is now worth £70m and due to fight American Wilder for a third time, before a potential £400m blockbuster against fellow Brit Anthony Joshua in 2021.

Hennessy brought legal action after alleging Fury had broken the terms of their original agreement.

But just days before the case was due to come to court, the pair agreed to settle their differences. A source said: “Both Tyson and Mick thought they were in the right.

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