He resurrected the game: Foreman on Tyson Fury

George Foreman was the most feared heavyweight of his generation, but even he wouldn’t have wanted to face current king Tyson Fury.

Foreman was simply devastating as he stormed to the world heavyweight title in the 1970s by just destroying greats like Joe Frazier and Ken Norton in terrifying style.

But even he is in awe of the physical gifts and boxing skills possessed by ‘The Gypsy King’, who is set to face British rival Anthony Joshua later this year.

During a question and answer session with fans on Twitter on Tuesday, Foreman was asked who would win a dream match between himself and Fury. The answer brought the highest possible praise for the reigning WBC, Ring magazine and lineal king.

Foreman on Fury

Foreman said: “Tyson Fury has resurrected The Fight game, Moves like the middleweights and punches with the best of them. Size is Gigantic. Would not want to face him even a dream.”

Fury is currently anywhere between 4/7 and 4/9 with UK bookmakers to defeat Joshua in a fight which is expected to take place in late May or early June.

The bout is expected to take place outside the UK due to the likely lack of crowds being able to fill arenas due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Potential sites at the moment include Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Dubai, Singapore, China and the United States.

Fury and Joshua to cash in

Both men are expected to earn around $100million each for the superfight (per Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum). Those would be the biggest purses ever earned by British fighters. They are still dwarfed by the $250million plus that Floyd Mayweather Jr earned for his victories over Manny Pacquiao (in 2015) and Conor McGregor (2017).

The venue appears to be the biggest detail yet to resolve, with the two fighters having agreed last June the financial structure of a two-fight deal. That will see a 50-50 revenue split for their first bout – with the winner taking a 60-40 upside for the immediate rematch.