The ‘Gypsy King’ is set to face the former UFC heavyweight champion on October 28th, 2023, in a crossover fight. However, John Fury’s attempt at grabbing a boxing fight came out of the blue. It is no secret that Fury Sr. did not have the stellar boxing career that his son had, with a record of eight wins and four losses. Therefore, the call-out appeared to be an attempt to generate publicity for the fight. The fight has captured the imagination of crossover fans, with reports that the initial fight trailer had over 100 million views. Thus, Fury’s following comments raised more eyebrows on a fight that has gotten people talking.
“Here I am! Any man alive want to fight John Fury! I’m ready to go! Mike Tyson, what have you got to say to that? The world is going is going to see what’s going to happen to your man. Your man will get his head boxed off and stopped. Don’t you worry about that. If I’m wrong, me and you will fight straight after! Whatever the outcome, me and you will fight,” Fury
“Why not? If he wants it, I want it. The great Mike Tyson, he’s a legend. I respect the man. Let’s not get confused here. I’ve got a lot of respect for Mike Tyson. He’s a legend. I’ve named my boy after him, but for me to be in the same room, at the same table, doing what we’re doing, it’s an honor for me,” Fury stated
The chances of such a fight happening are extremely slim, given the lack of demand for it. Meanwhile, Tyson’s last bout against Roy Jones Jr. in an exhibition showed that the heavyweight needed a big dance partner as that bout sold over a million PPVs. Despite that being the case, Tyson did respond in a light-hearted manner, showing that Fury had been chasing him for a prolonged period of time.
“He’s been chasing me for 40 years,” Tyson
Social Media Response
John Fury is the hype for boxing
— Karina (@cutieekarinaa) October 26, 2023
Johns been hanging out with influencer boxers for too long
— The Fight Buzz (@TheFightBuzz) October 26, 2023
Hahajah hyping big John 🤣
— Grant Dudley (@Dud3rz) October 26, 2023