John Fury Calls Out Mike Tyson for a Fight on Fury vs. Ngannou Undercard

Published 09/05/2023, 10:42 PM EDT

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With “nothing much” going on in his life, John Fury feels the only thing that would “excite” him is “getting in that ring with the great Mike Tyson“. Likewise, the father of ‘The Gypsy King’ declared that he is interested in fighting Mike Tyson on the undercard of Tyson Fury vs. Francis Ngannou. According to Fury, although he and Mike Tyson are old, they are both “fighting men” and capable of entertaining “the pay in public“.

As per John Fury, the people in Saudi Arabia should take his interest into consideration and subsequently arrange a fight against ‘Kid Dynamite’. “If he wants to fight me on the undercard, he can. No problem. I’m a fighting man. I’m old, but a fighting man. He’s a fighting man, but he’s old. If he wants to fight me and I want to fight him, we could do it,” announced John Fury.

John Fury isn’t worried about getting knocked out by Mike Tyson


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John Fury, 59, has been “knocked out before” and is not bothered about losing against Tyson in the ring. In his opinion, as long as he and Tyson can put a smile on people’s faces, they should go for it. “I’m not bothered. I’ve been knocked out before. It doesn’t make any difference to me. As long as we can entertain the pay in public and put smiles on their face, that’s all I want to do,” declared John Fury.


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In this connection, Fury, who called himself and Tyson geriatrics, requested that the people in Saudi Arabia put the fight together. “The only thing that does excite me is getting in that ring with the great Mike Tyson. If the people in Saudi Arabia can put it together, which I’m sure they can, I’m all in,” added Fury.


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Fury’ one and only condition for the fight

Besides being two years older than Mike Tyson, John Fury is not in shape. Undoubtedly, should the bout happen, it will take him some time to get himself prepared accordingly for the fight. Nonetheless, Fury, who thinks his son should fight Jon Jones next, admitted he will be risking his life by stepping inside the same ring as Tyson. Likewise, he demanded that he be paid well. “Obviously, you must pay me well because I’m risking my life,” concluded John Fury.


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Do you think John Fury is serious about fighting Mike Tyson? Would you be interested in Mike Tyson vs. John Fury on the undercard of Francis Ngannou vs. ‘The Gypsy King’? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below. For all the latest boxing updates, follow EssentiallySports!

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Samrat Sardar


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Samrat Sardar is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. As an experienced commercial writer and athlete himself, Samrat brings a unique perspective and a deep passion for boxing to his work. He holds a post-graduation degree and has over 800 articles to his credit.
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