June 28, 2022

Tyson Fury isn’t ready to finish his retirement from skilled boxing however is attempting to get again contained in the ring for exhibition fights. The previous heavyweight champion stated he’s trying to battle some marquee boxers who’ve additionally known as it a profession.

Fury doesn’t need to have one other skilled boxing match, telling talkSPORT that it might take a $500 million payday to pressure him to unretire. As a substitute, the 33-year-old is aiming for an exhibition battle towards the likes of Mike Tyson or Lennox Lewis.

“The distinction is, the exhibition is you are not there to win or lose,” Fury defined to “Good Morning Britain.” “You are there to get pleasure from, have an excellent time, and placed on a present for the followers. You possibly can battle old-timers, well-known individuals, whoever you need. I am combating Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, whoever. The Rock, Dwayne Johnson, that may be unbelievable. You by no means know who we could possibly be combating on one in all these reveals, however that is what I am open to within the upcoming future.”

Fury described an exhibition battle as “Hollywood-style leisure,” although it’s laborious to imagine that The Rock could be a sensible opponent. There have been rumors that The Rock may return to WWE for a match at WrestleMania 39 subsequent 12 months, and even that’s up within the air due to the actor’s busy schedule.

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An exhibition battle between Fury and Tyson is way more lifelike. Tyson had an exhibition bout of his personal lower than two years in the past, combating Roy Jones Jr. to an eight-round draw on Nov. 28, 2020. In accordance with Compubox, Tyson out-landed Jones Jr. 67 to 37 in complete punches.

Tyson will flip 56 years outdated on June 30. Lewis is 56 years outdated and has indicated that he was in talks to face Tyson in an exhibition battle, although nothing materialized.

Lewis retired after defeating Vitali Klitschko in a heavyweight championship battle on June 21, 2003. Lewis knocked out Tyson a 12 months earlier and completed his profession with a 41-2-1 file.

Fury defeated Dillian Whyte on April 23 at Wembley Stadium to retain his heavyweight titles and enhance his undefeated profession file to 32-0-1. UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou was within the ring following Fury’s final bout. Fury teased an upcoming “hybrid battle” between himself and the MMA star.

Throughout his run as an expert boxer, Fury had a match at WWE’s Crown Jewel occasion in Saudi Arabia in October 2019. One unconfirmed report stated Fury was paid $15 million for the eight-minute match.

Tyson Fury is victorious as he defeats Dillian Whyte throughout their WBC heavyweight championship battle at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. Picture: Mikey Williams/Prime Rank Inc through Getty Photographs

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