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Tyson Fury Branded as “Genius” for Making $500 Million Demand

Published 07/20/2022, 8:15 AM EDT

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It’s not uncommon to see great boxing legends pick up their famed gloves once again after hanging them up for good. Many fighters like Floyd Mayweather and George Foreman have come out of retirement to have their last hurrah and show the world that they still got it. Similarly, ‘The Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury has stated his price for stepping back in the ring.

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The WBC and lineal heavyweight champion has claimed that it would take an exorbitant amount of money to get him back for a fight.


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Why is Tyson Fury a genius?

The legendary British boxer has ruled the world of boxing ever since he picked up the gloves. Furthermore, he is an inspiration to generations upon generations. However, the chairman of Matchroom Boxing, Eddie Hearn, calls Fury a genius.

According to Hearn, it is incredible how Fury convinced the world that it would take a lot of money for him to return to professional boxing; however, the ‘Gypsy King’ is ready to go toe to toe against fellow British boxer Anthony Joshua for free. This is what makes Fury a “genius.”


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‘When They’re Begging, I’ll Return but…’: Tyson Fury Puts Forth Conditions for Boxing Comeback

Hearn told DAZN Boxing, “He’s a genius, Tyson Fury, because no one ever really questions what he says. He’s just said you’ve gotta pay him $500 million to come out of retirement. And in the next sentence, he says he’ll fight Anthony Joshua for free on non-PPV.”

Tyson Fury’s last fight in the ring


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The WBC and lineal heavyweight champion took on his long-standing foe Dillian Whyte on April 23, 2022, at the Wembley Stadium in London, England. Since this fight was Fury’s homecoming fight, the stadium was full to the brim with around 94,000 fans.

Moreover, the ‘Gypsy King’ did not disappoint as he delivered a masterclass performance. Fury emphatically knocked out Whyte in the sixth round of the fight. Incredibly, Fury retained his titles and extended his undefeated run to 32-0-1.


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Written by:

Darsh Karkera


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Darsh Karkera is a Boxing author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his masters in Clinical Psychology at CHRIST University, Bangalore. According to Darsh himself, the one and only one thing that fuels him, is sports.
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