LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 19: Tyson Fury flexes for the fans during the Tyson Fury & Dillian Whyte Media Work Out at Wembley Park on April 19, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Mikey Williams/Top Rank Inc via Getty Images)
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Tyson Fury Will Return To The Ring To Fight The Winner Of Usyk-Joshua For £500m

After reigning WBC Heavyweight Champion and Ring Magazine’s lineal champion, Tyson Fury, knocked out Dillian Whyte in their fight back in April, the self-styled Gypsy King announced that he was going to retire from boxing as he had nothing left to prove and all the money he could need.

It seems that things have now changed.

Yesterday, Fury, in conjunction with his promoter Frank Warren, announced that he would return to the ring to take on the winner of the Oleksandr Usyk v Anthony Joshua rematch in Saudi Arabia in July or August this year.

However, he warned potential promoters that to tempt him out of retirement, it was going to have to be for a bumper pay day.

Colorful Character

In an interview with British sports radio channel Talksport, Fury explained that over the last

LONDON, ENGLAND – APRIL 23: Tyson Fury celebrates victory after the WBC World Heavyweight Title Fight between Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23, 2022 in London, England. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

few weeks, he had been in talks with Warren over making a return to the ring and that between them they were “going to make something big, big happen.”

The colorful character then added:

“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 Frank Warren,” stated Fury.

Earlier in the week it had been reported that Fury would consider returning for a £200m megadeal across various sports channels around the world. However, the Lancashire-based boxing superstar revealed he was looking for more.

“I’d probably want half a billi to come out of retirement,” he stated in the interview.

“I’m telling you the truth, if you want me out of retirement, it’s gonna cost half a billi.”

It seems that a unification bout against the winner of the Usyk and Joshua rematch would be the ‘big big’ fight that Fury is referring to, as the heavyweight champ confirmed in the interview.

“When this middleweight again, there’s only going to be one man to sort this absolute circus out, isn’t there?”

“What I would say to the people who want this fight to happen, you better have a big cheque book, because to bring the big “GK’ out of retirement…it’s going to cost.”

“Something Spectacular”

However, Fury also hinted that he has other plans in place for a further bout once the unification bout with Usyk or Joshua has taken place.

“Me and Frank have something spectacular coming, but it does not involve Usyk or Joshua at the moment. I will make a decision on all this, but I have only just fought three months ago,” Fury added cryptically.

The fact that Fury used the phrase “at the moment’ in this announcement suggests that it is a boxing related plan that they have hatched and that maybe they could look to bring on board Joshua or Usyk, or perhaps even both heavyweights into the plan.

What that could be is not yet known, but it has not stopped fans from speculating what could be the future of heavyweight boxing once the titles have been unified.

It’s unlikely that any promoter will be able to find half a billion pounds (around $600,000,000 in US Dollars) for Fury’s purse alone and a deal around the $200,000,000 mark for both fighters in a unification bout, seems more in keeping with reality.

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