Fury vs. Mike Tyson is on! Gypsy King’s father John reveals the American legend said he would ‘love’ to fight him when they met in Saudi Arabia in February and would be bizarrely willing to ‘get carried away or die on a stretcher’ .
- John Fury met Mike Tyson when his son Tommy fought Jake Paul in Saudi Arabia
- Fury is a huge Tyson fan and came up with the idea for an exhibit
- He claims the boxing legend was very excited about the idea
John Fury has claimed boxing icon Mike Tyson accepted his offer of an exhibition fight when the pair met in Saudi Arabia.
The encounter took place when Fury’s son Tommy fought and defeated Jake Paul in February.
Also in attendance was Tommy’s brother Tyson, the heavyweight champion having been named after Iron Mike.
Fury Sr idolized Mike Tyson and has spoken many times about what a dream it would be to fall with him in the ring.
And he says that’s something Tyson was actually open to.
John Fury (right) claims Mike Tyson (left) has said he would like to fight him in an exhibition
“I told him on the podcast (not yet released) me and you should do something and fight,” Fury Sr said. The mirror.
‘Do you know what he said? “Yes I would like that”. When he told me that, it was the highlight of my life. If I can get in the ring, blow for blow, all he wants to do if I get swept away or die on a stretcher, my life is over.
“Because who’s better than a man who meant a lot to me because I named my son after him.
“Tyson is the king of heavyweight so I think the world of him. He’s a great guy, a man without *** bulls and he learned from his experiences knowing what people are like now. He’s tough like me, we both learned a lot, didn’t we.
Tyson is still in great shape for his age and fought in an exhibition three years ago
Tyson officially retired from boxing in 2005 but had a successful exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr in 2020.
The 56-year-old remains in very good condition and has not ruled out the possibility of another exposure.
Fury Sr went on to praise the boxing legend saying, “It was amazing for me to meet Mike Tyson.” A great, great champion, he was such a friendly, emotional guy and he wore his heart on his sleeve.
“I can only feel sorry for the man as he was roughed up but a great champion, terribly handled at times. It was an honor for me to sit in the same company as him.