Tyson Fury Offers Zero Sympathy to Heckler Knocked Out by Julius Francis

Published 06/16/2022, 9:09 AM EDT
LONDON, ENGLAND – MARCH 01: Tyson Fury speaks to the media during the Tyson Fury v Dilian Whyte press conference at Wembley Stadium on March 01, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by James Chance/Getty Images)

Months after Mike Tyson punched a JetBlue passenger, boxing world had yet another viral pro vs heckler incident. However, this time it didn’t involve ‘Iron Mike.’ It involved Tyson’s former rival.

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A few days ago, Mike Tyson‘s former rival, Julius Francis, had an incident where he knocked out a heckler. The video of this incident went viral on the internet sending shock waves into the boxing world. The brutal knockout caught the attention of Tyson Fury.

‘The Gypsy King’ recently had an interview with renowned journalist Piers Morgan on his ‘Piers Morgan Uncensored.’ During that interview, Fury, while sharing his reaction, said, “I saw the video, great right hand. What do you expect? These guys are doing their job. He’s attacking, so he’s been chinned. It’s a life lesson. Never be cheeky to big men because you’re probably gonna get chinned.”

Tyson Fury makes a ridiculous demand

‘The Gypsy King’ last fought Dillian Whyte on April 23, 2022, where he defended his WBC heavyweight title by claiming a sensational sixth-round knockout victory. After his last fight, Fury contemplated retirement from professional boxing.

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However, there have been rumors that Fury was in talks to secure a fight against the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2 with Saudi Arabia representatives. Sadly, the rumors were discarded by Fury himself.

In the same interview with Piers Morgan, Fury talked about his retirement, return plans, and Joshua vs Usyk 2.

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When asked about return, ‘The Gypsy King’ said, “Even that £200 million [roughly $244 million] report today, that didn’t even tempt me. That would be like half of what I would want to come out of retirement. I’d probably want half a billi to come out of retirement. I’m telling you the truth. If you want me out of retirement, it’s gonna cost half a billi.”

Boxing – WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Titles – Anthony Joshua v Oleksandr Usyk – Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, London, Britain – September 25, 2021 Anthony Joshua in action against Oleksandr Usyk Action Images via Reuters/Andrew Couldridge

It appears that Fury will only come out of his supposed retirement if he is offered half a billion pounds (roughly $600 million).

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What do you think of Fury’s comments on Julius Francis’ heckler incident? Do you think Fury will fight the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk 2? What’s your reaction to Fury’s ridiculous half-a-billion dollars ask?

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Arman Khan

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC, and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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