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Tyson Fury claims he has accepted offer to fight Mike Tyson

Last updated 1 month ago | By Mirror

In this file photo dated Saturday, June 15, 2019, Tyson Fury, of England in action against Tom Schwarz of Germany, in Las Vegas, USA. Tyson Fury has changed trainers just two months before his likely heavyweight rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder, it is revealed Monday Dec. 16, 2019. (AP Photo/John Locher, FILE)

Tyson Fury has revealed that he recently received a phone call asking if he would be keen to take on his namesake Mike Tyson in a sensational bout in order to raise money for charity.

Iron Mike, 53, recently suggested he was ready to return to the ring some 15 years after he retired, and he has enlisted the help of MMA trainer Rafael Cordeiro to get him back in tip top shape.

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There have been a number of potential names thrown forward as possible opponents for Tyson, such as his old enemy Evander Holyfield and UFC legend Tito Ortiz.

But in an interview with BT Sport Fury - who was given the name Tyson in tribute to the boxing legend - claimed an exhibition match between the two could yet be a possibility.

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"I did get a phone call with a chance to fight Mike Tyson. I was like ‘what?’" Fury said.

"Yeah, I had a phone call saying ‘would you like to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition fight?’ I was like ‘hell yeah!’"

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While it remains to be seen whether anything materialises, Fury added that he would be keen to see Tyson go up against Holyfield 22 years after the infamous 'Bite Fight'.

He added: "So yeah I think he’s [Mike Tyson] definitely serious about doing some fights or whatever, but he’s fought Holyfield twice so they’re both old now, so I think they’re a bit long in the teeth.

“But who am I to say anything, what anybody’s capable of? I wouldn’t try and kill anybody’s dreams.

"If they're both fit to fight, medically fit, then let them do what they want to do. It’s their life not mine."

Tyson is known to be a huge fan of Fury, and was seen leaping from his seat in joy when the British heavyweight beat Deontay Wilder earlier this year.

 

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