BT Sport Fight Night Live - Heaney vs FlatleyMar 26
Tyson Fury teases boxing comeback as he eyes big money undisputed showdown with Usyk vs Joshua 2 winner
The Gypsy King might not be done with boxing after all after he told Hall of Fame promoter Frank Warren he would “100%” fight again.
There aren’t many in the boxing world who would be surprised to learn that Tyson Fury probably hasn't retired after all.
Until now, the unbeaten WBC, lineal and The Ring heavyweight champion has insisted that his record-breaking night at Wembley Stadium in April was the curtain-closer on an incredible career.
Get BT Sport today - contract free
Watch BT Sport's unbeatable line-up of world-class live sport for just £29.99 per month.
But after producing another stunning performance to stop Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 fans at the iconic national arena, there’s clearly more left in Fury’s tank and for the first time, the 33-year-old has admitted he could be tempted by a return – but only the for the right price.
Speaking to Unibet’s The Lowdown via Frank Warren’s Queensberry Boxing YouTube channel, Fury revealed he has already held talks with promoter Warren about his future plans in the sport.
You'd better have a big chequebook!
- Tyson Fury
“We have some very exciting news coming. I think the world has been waiting for a plan of action," he said.
“Last week we had a nice Italian down in London and a long conversation about lots of stuff.
“I will be back in the ring 100 per cent, just like in the movie when Jerry Maguire shouted 'Show Me The Money!'
“If anyone can show me the money then it's Frank Warren, I call him the Magic Man and we are going to make some big, big things happen.”
Fury will be watching on with interest later this year if, as expected, Oleksandr Usyk meets Anthony Joshua in a pivotal heavyweight unification rematch for the WBA, WBO and IBF titles.
Former undisputed cruiserweight king Usyk defeated Joshua handily in the first meeting between the two men last September and the Ukrainian is heavily fancied to repeat the feat against AJ when they share the ring once again.
That is the result Fury says he will be expecting as he invited offers to return to the ring and deal with Usyk himself.
“When this middleweight [Usyk] knocks out this bodybuilder [AJ] there will only be one man to sort this absolute circus out,” the Gyspy King continued.
“What I would say to the people who want this fight to happen is: you better have a big cheque book.
“Because to bring the big GK out of retirement to redeem this country - yet again - it's going to cost.
“I am a prize fighter and I do fight for prizes but it is going to cost if you want me to do a mission on this middleweight and show what a real heavyweight does to them.
“And that will be expensive, they will need deep pockets and then we can talk.
“But not before the Usyk vs Joshua fight happens first, because it is pointless before.”
At the time of writing, there has been no official confirmation of the Usyk vs Joshua 2 showdown but various reports have suggested the pair will meet in mid-August with Saudi Arabia the likely venue.
In the meantime, Fury teased he and Warren would have further news to announce regarding his next move which “does not involve Usyk or Joshua at this moment”, according to the heavyweight champion himself.
The Manchester man is certainly not short of offers with a crossover fight against UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou or a return to the WWE among the potential options for Fury later this year.