Tyson Fury Talks Exhibition Fights With Mike Tyson, The Rock And Predicts Joshua-Usyk Rematch Outcome
For the right price, Tyson Fury would return to boxing and face unified heavyweight champion Oleksandr Usyk, if he beats Anthony Joshua.
But in the meantime, Fury intends to have some fun.
“I’m gonna do some exhibition matches, they’re not real fights, but with entertainment factor,” Fury told Good Morning Britain.
“… The difference with an exhibition is you’re not there to win or lose, you’re there to enjoy, have a good time and put on a show for the fans.”
“So I’m looking at fighting Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, The Rock Dwayne Johnson, that’d be fantastic.”
Earlier this week, Fury flooded headlines with his various comments.
Of the comments, Fury teased a comeback to professional boxing to face Usyk in an undisputed heavyweight championship, given he defeats Joshua in their rematch this summer.
But for that to happen, Fury detailed the type of payday he’s looking for.
“I’d probably want half a billion to come out of retirement,” Fury told talkSPORT Boxing.
“AJ’s bubble has been burst. Go get a half a billion, and then I’ll go solve all his problems for him.”
Fury also said in an interview by Queensberry Promotions that he doesn’t think Joshua can defeat Usyk – even though Joshua switched his head trainer to Robert Garcia.
Garcia has been recognized as one of the top coaches in the sport, training champions like brothers Jesse Rodriguez (15-0, 10 KOs) and Joshua Franco (18-1-2, 8 KOs); they hold separate straps of the junior bantamweight title.
Fury said the only way Joshua reclaims the belts he once held, is if the WBC heavyweight champion trains him himself.
Fury, 33, last defeated Dillian Whyte by TKO in April. Since then, the British heavyweight has insisted that that was the last time fans would see him in the ring.
The 33-year-old is not due for a mandatory title defense of his WBC title until next year, according to WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman.