Boxing superstar Tyson Fury has shown his softer side by donating $1000 towards The Rock's Morning Rumble 'Day on the Darts' campaign, raising money for I AM HOPE.
Rumble members Roger Farrelly, Bryce Casey and Andrew Mulligan are playing darts for 24 hours to raise money for young Kiwis struggling to get free counselling sessions.
Kiwi boxer Joseph Parker made an appearance at the Morningside Tavern, where the event was being staged and decided to give the 'Gypsy King' a FaceTime call.
To the Rumble's surprise, Fury answered and was happy to chat, despite it being a balmy 35 degrees in the UK.
Fury has had his own struggles with mental health and was more than happy to spare some cash to help the cause.
"Can you get Joe to put in $1000 from me," said Fury.
So far, the Rumble has raised $150,791 towards Mike King's foundation.
Last year, Casey raised more than $315,000 for the charity by completing 58 hours of bowling.
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- Lifeline - 0800 543 354 or (09) 5222 999 within Auckland
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