John Fury has claimed the only man who would take him into the ring is the legendary Mike Tyson – but warned he will need “big money” to take on the fighter he named his son after.
John’s son Tyson Fury will face MMA star Francis Ngannou on October 28 and “Iron Mike” will be in the Cameroonian’s corner. John holds no grudge over his decision and simply wants to face him because it would be a “dream come true” to meet a man he has idolized for so long.
However, he admits that he would “endanger his life” and should be compensated accordingly, and suggests Saudi Arabia as a possible target for such a clash.
Speaking exclusively to Mail Sport on Freebets, John said: “There’s only one man I’m interested in – there’s no other. “If it’s not Mike Tyson, I’m not interested.
“I would fight him in a heartbeat and he knows it.” I won’t talk about it any further. Maybe he just doesn’t want the game anymore. Fighting is my life. I’ll fight anyone, but there’s no one out there for me, right?
John Fury insists Mike Tyson is the only person who would convince him to get in the ring
John, who met Tyson during a podcast shoot in June, said it would be a “dream” to face his hero but he would want “big money”.
“At this stage I want to make my dream come true and fight the man I named my son after.” If it happens so be it and if it doesn’t, good luck to him.
“I am 58 years old. I’m endangering my life, so they should pay me well. It must be a lot. Let’s put it this way: You have to be a big boy and there isn’t much out there. The only big boys out there are Saudis. You’re going to pay the big boy money, aren’t you? But if they don’t, it’s over. I’ll keep doing what I’m doing. “I don’t need training camps and weeks to get fit, I’m ready to go.”
John insisted that he wouldn’t hold back if given the opportunity to face “Iron Mike” and would happily throw punches in the middle of the ring, while also offering not to get paid if he didn’t get over it two out completed laps.
“Let’s strip down, put on the gloves and fight in the middle of the ring.” “He’s an old man, so am I,” he said.
He vowed to fight Tyson in the middle of the ring if their showdown was ever confirmed
John said there was no bad blood despite Mike Tyson (l), after whom he named his son, standing by Francis Ngannou in his upcoming fight against Tyson Fury
Fury and Ngannou will face off in an epic crossover fight in Saudi Arabia on October 28th
“Let’s give.” [fans] some entertainment. If I fall unconscious, I will pass out, but there will be a fight. And I’m telling you: If I don’t finish two rounds, you don’t pay me. Because I’m confident. I can handle that with any man on earth.’
Previously, John, who met Mike Tyson on a podcast in June, admitted he felt hurt that Tyson was in Ngannou’s corner in his upcoming fight against his son in Saudi Arabia on October 28, but now he stressed that the move was a “business.” Decision.
“They obviously pay him a lot of money for what he does,” he added. “Good luck to Mike Tyson for getting into this position because they’re going to pay him big money to take on Ngannou.”
“Mike Tyson doesn’t do anything personal. This isn’t because he likes Ngannou more than Tyson – it’s nonsense. The man does it to make a living and to get a paycheck. I would have done the same. Let’s not get caught up between business and personal relationships. This is the fighting game and it’s called “dog eat dog”.
“I like Mike Tyson, I always have.” But let’s just put the feelings aside. It’s nothing personal. We won’t be worse friends after the fight. I will think nothing less of him. It’s just something we can do and we can both benefit from it. The public can do that too. “If the public demands it – let’s get it done.”
John, meanwhile, will be in his other son Tommy’s corner when he takes on YouTuber KSI in their highly anticipated fight at the Manchester Arena on Saturday evening.
John laughed at KSI’s claims that he would take out his other son Tommy in their grudge match
He’s already made headlines for flipping a table at his son’s press conference with KSI in August after being upset about something the internet star said about the Fury Clan – and John predicts he’ll ” will squawk like a chicken through the ring” when the couple comes together, eventually locking horns.
KSI has boldly predicted that he will stop Fury despite his lack of experience fighting high-level professionals.
“It’s nice for him to dream – but he can keep dreaming,” he added. “Good luck to the guy, he’s coming to fight but there’s no way he can beat Tommy. “I don’t care who he trains and what his mindset is, there’s no way he can win.
“It’s nonsense, ridiculous that he can even think it.” A man has fought all his life, taken on the best fighter in the world, bred to fight. One guy was watching YouTube and had only been boxing for five minutes. How can he win? Light up. Shake your head.
“Maybe he’ll run around the ring screaming like a chicken, and when Tommy catches up with him and knocks him out, that’s what’s coming.” Let him dream and talk big, enjoy the time, because only then will he be big. “On Saturday night you will see the difference between a man who can fight and a man who cannot.”