Tyson Fury vs Mike Tyson Fight
TYSON FURY reportedly accepted an offer to fight Mike Tyson in a sensational exhibition bout. The fight is believed to be just one of Iron Mike’s return fights after his return to fitness some 15 years after he announced his retirement.
Fury – who wants to see Tyson take on Holyfield for a third time – 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!’” Fury, who previously said he would beat Tyson in an amazing cross-era bout, added: “But I don’t think anything’s materialised out of it to be honest.
Tyson is also being lined up for a rematch against old enemy Evander Holyfield, despite the pair having a combined age of 110.
And he is reportedly set to be offered more than £16million to compete in the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship.
“So yeah I think he’s [Mike Tyson] 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? I wouldn’t try and kill anybody’s dreams.
“If they’re both fit to fight, medically fit, then let them do what they want to do. It’s their life not mine.”
Speaking of the Gypsy King’s comeback to the Boxing sports from depression and addiction, he told Ring Magazine: “With Tyson, if he didn’t go through everything he’s been through, he wouldn’t be the person that he is today.
“The mental health issues? That’s why he’s the greatest, because he’s sick, and that’s being real.
“People want him to be normal. Yeah, be normal and go on the f***ing welfare line.