Fury demands £500m to fight Anthony Joshua

Fury demands £500m to fight Anthony Joshua
Tyson Fury

 

Tyson Fury has opened up on his struggles with mental illness ahead of a fight for the WBC heavyweight title against champion Deontay Wilder (AFP Photo/Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS)

TYSON FURY has revealed it will take a cool half a £500m for him to return to professional boxing.

The Gypsy King, 33, insisted he was hanging up his gloves after knocking out Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April.


The WBC champ has left fans baffled having retired, then saying he will return for a £200m bout with Anthony Joshua, then making a U-turn on that to suggest he would only be interested in exhibition events.

He has now claimed he would take on his fellow Brit – for the audacious sum of £500m.

He revealed the figure in an interview with talkSPORT after initially raising hopes of a Battle of Britain bout when speaking to Frank Warren’s Queensbury Promotions on Tuesday.

In a confusing series of apparent U-turns, Fury appeared on Good Morning Britain today to state he IS retired and will only enter the ring for “Hollywood style entertainment”.

And he has now muddied the waters further, telling talkSPORT, “I’m 100 per cent retired. Nothing’s changed. Everyone’s making all these assumptions that I’m coming back, I’ve got these dates.

“I’m coming back for a few exhibition fights. Playtime, showtime, entertainment.

“I don’t know who the exhibition is against. I thought it was against an old timer or The Rock or someone so maybe it will generate £200m my end.

“Even £200m doesn’t even tempt me. I’d probably want half a billion to come out of retirement.

“If it’s half a billion I won’t say no (to Joshua).

“What he’s got to do is come out with half a billion and then the Gypsy King will solve all his problems. Because if AJ gets beat again by Usyk then there will be only one man to redeem this great nation of the United Kingdom and he goes by the name of Tyson Fury.

“I can solve all the problems, the embarrassment, all that stuff that’s going to happen – one call, but it’s going to cost £500m.”

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