Tyson Fury says he will ‘100%’ return to the boxing ring if the money is right
Tyson Fury says he will “100%” reverse his decision to never step into the ring again by defending his world heavyweight title – if the money is right.
After flooring Dillian Whyte at Wembley before a sellout crowd in April, the 33-year-old undefeated WBC heavyweight champion insisted that he would retire and has played down suggestions that he could be persuaded to face the winner of an expected rematch between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
However, in an interview with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions, Fury appeared more than ready to return to the boxing ring.
“I will be back in the ring 100%, just like in the movie when Jerry Maguire shouted: ‘Show me the money!’ If anyone can show me the money then it’s [promoter] Frank Warren. I call him the Magic Man and we are going to make some big, big things happen.”
Fury added: “Me and Frank have something spectacular coming but it does not involve Usyk or Joshua at this moment. I will make a decision on all this but I have only just fought three months ago. I would not be expected to fight until October, November, December anyway. But because I have said I am retiring everyone is on me: ‘Are you really retired? Have a couple more fights’ – every single day.”
“What I would say to the people who want this fight to happen is: you better have a big chequebook,” he said. “Because to bring the big GK [Gypsy King] out of retirement to redeem this country – yet again – it’s going to cost.”
The British fighter said he was incorporating his boxing training into his usual domestic routine at home in Morecambe, Lancashire. “I train twice a day, every day, running in the morning and weights and boxing in the evening,” Fury said. “I have been enjoying myself, running a minimum of four miles and maximum six and I am sparring and boxing.
“I am a prize fighter and I do fight for prizes but it is going to cost if you want me. Until then, the Big Mac is going to stay in Morecambe, training like a lunatic, getting haircuts and shaves on Mondays, car valets on Tuesdays, bin days on Wednesdays and training every day.”