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Tyson Fury reveals offer to fight Mike Tyson in his comeback exhibition

Wednesday, 27 May 2020


Tyson Fury has revealed he’s been approached about potentially fighting Mike Tyson.

The legendary former undisputed heavyweight champion is planning a charity return this year at the age of 53, though details at this stage are being kept quiet.

Eddie Hearn explained that he’s been contacted about promoting the event, but was sceptical over the idea.

Meanwhile Evander Holyfield has said there have been conversations about a trilogy exhibition.

Now, Fury told BT Sport: “I did get a phone call with a chance to fight Mike Tyson. I was like, ‘What?’

“Yeah, I had a phone call saying, ‘Would you like to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition fight?’ I was like, ‘Hell yeah!’”

“But I don’t think anything’s materialised out of it to be honest.

“So yeah I think he’s definitely serious about doing some fights or whatever, but he’s fought Holyfield twice so they’re both old now, so I think they’re a bit long in the teeth.

“But who am I to say anything, what anybody’s capable of? After everybody’s unbelievable stories I wouldn’t try and kill anybody’s dreams.

“If they’re both fit to fight and medically fit, then let them do what they want to do. It’s their life, not mine.”

Tyson Fury backs Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield comebacks
The ‘Gypsy King’ also said on Instagram Live: “If they fight exhibitions, it’s between them and people their own age.

“I wouldn’t like to see Mike fighting one of the top heavyweights because obviously 55 vs 35 or 30 is just not fair.

“But to see him fight someone his old age, an old-timer as well, fantastic, I’d love to see it.

“If he’s definitely serious about it, I’ll buy it on pay-per-view for sure. There’s one buy right here.”

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