Tyson Fury re-iterated on Wednesday that he is ready to come out of retirement – but only if he gets paid £500million to do it!
‘The Gypsy King’ claimed he was calling time on his glittering career after another terrific performance in that sixth-round knockout of fellow Brit Dillian Whyte at Wembley on April 23. But few believed him.
This week Fury did the expected U-turn and said he would “100 percent” fight again, likely against the winner of the expected Oleksandr Usyk vs Anthony Joshua rematch in Saudi Arabia in August.
And some 24 hours later he was being more specific about what it would take to get him back in the ring, via a short video released on his Twitter account.
Fury makes staggering comeback claim
Fury told his fans: “Just a quick message to let everybody know that I, ‘The Gypsy King’ am happily retired.
“But to get me out of retirement, considering I don’t need the money and I don’t need the aggravation, it’s gonna cost these people half a billion, £500million.”
QUICK MESSAGE… pic.twitter.com/qHq2H0d0Pb
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 15, 2022
Fury of course knows that a showdown vs the winner of that Usyk/AJ rematch would be for all the heavyweight marbles – and it would crown the first undisputed king of boxing’s marquee weight division since Lennox Lewis back in 1999.
Fury vs Joshua at last?
The Morecambe man had been lined up for a potential £100million payday last August when a showdown with AJ was agreed for Saudi Arabia. But then Deontay Wilder won a legal ruling to force a trilogy fight with Fury, AJ lost his titles to Usyk and the dream all-British showdown was scuppered.
Now it is once again within touching distance – if Joshua can upset Usyk in August then surely there is too much money involved for it not to happen. At least that’s the dream.
Boxing politics though can be the most frustrating of sub-topics. It’s the hope that kills you.