In a spectacular showdown set to electrify the combat sports world, WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and former UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou are gearing up to engage in a ten-round non-title fight. The battle royale is slated to take place on October 28th in the heart of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, under the conventional rules of professional boxing. The audacious objective? To crown the unofficial ‘Baddest man on the Planet’.
However, in a twist, John Fury has thrown down the gauntlet and expressed a burning desire to face none other than former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson. ‘Iron Mike’ has recently joined forces with ‘The Predator’ to train him for this fight. Despite this, it looks like fans might get to see Tyson compete in the ring as well
John Fury’s Audacious Challenge to Mike Tyson
In a recent interview with Seconds Out, John revealed his interest in facing Tyson on the undercard of his son’s main event. He claimed that both he and Tyson were old but were always fighters. Moreover, if the former champion is interested in this bout there is nothing stopping him from making it a reality.
“If he [Mike Tyson] wants to fight me on the undercard, no problem. I’m a fighting man; I’m old but I’m a fighting man. He’s a fighting man. We’re two geriatrics. If he wants to fight me, and I want to fight him, which I do, and I’ve made it quite clear, and if he wants to do something, we can do it.” he said.
The audaciousness of this challenge has ignited a firestorm of interest among fans and pundits alike. The fact that John Fury named his son after the legendary Iron Mike Tyson adds an extra layer of intrigue to this potential showdown. In addition, the challenge he issued to Tyson was met with an unexpected and exhilarating response from the former champion himself.
Mike Tyson’s Resounding Response To John Fury
According to reports by The Mirror, Fury revealed a conversation from a podcast not yet released. Moreover, Tyson, in a moment that undoubtedly left John Fury astounded, enthusiastically embraced the proposition.
“I did say to him in the podcast [not yet released] me and you should do something and fight. You know what he said? ‘Yeah, I would love that’. When he said that to me that is the highlight of my life.” said Fury.