Tyson Fury ‘Show me the money’
Tyson Fury says ‘big’ reveal is imminent, with promoter Frank Warren saying exhibition fight is a possible storyline; Fury insists he’ll be ‘100 per cent’ back but adds ‘big bags’ will be needed for him to face winner of Anthony Joshua’s rematch with Oleksandr Usyk
Tyson Fury said he will be “100%” back in the ring, but stressed that “big pockets” are needed for a potential unification match against Anthony Joshua or Oleksandr Usyk.
The 33-year-old has repeatedly claimed he would retire after successfully defending his WBC world heavyweight title in April when he stopped Dillian Whyte in the sixth round at Wembley. Rumors have been circulating since then about a possible return, and Fury – who has yet to leave his WBC belt – has hinted that a big reveal would come shortly after speaking with promoter Frank Warren last week.
“Very interesting news is coming, I think the world is waiting for our action plan,” Fury told Queensberry’s YouTube channel. “We had a lot of Italian in London, we chatted for a long time about everything and … Frank, do you want to take it from here?”
Warren added: “We’ve looked at a number of scenarios. I spoke to Tyson again today and I hope to find something Tyson wants to do. We have discussed several scenarios.
“Maybe an exhibition match, we don’t know. Something will come out of it. Once Tyson is happy, I will be happy, and no matter what, it will be. “There’s obviously a lot to talk about and the public will want to see Tyson Fury back in the ring where he’s king. I want to see that. “I get where Tyson is and what he said, people retire and come back in a few years, I like when guys fight when they’re at their peak and to me, Tyson Fury is [always ] not at its peak. This last time the performance was different, but we will have a good time and I’m sure we will have some good news to report very soon.”
Asked if that meant he would return in some form, Fury replied: “Absolutely, as Jerry Maguire said, Frank, ‘Show me the money!’
“If anyone can show me the money, I gave Frank Warren a nickname years ago, I called him ‘Magic Man’. Because if he can bring someone back from the dead, like he did me, he must have magic.
“We’re going to make something big, big happen.”
Warren added: “We did it together. It’s amazing to work with this man. ”
The prospect of Fury facing Joshua’s rematch winner with Usyk in a reunion fight has been thrown, but Fury said it will be expensive to meet the “middleweight” or “bodybuilder” next time around.
“There’s something to be really excited about, but it’s not about Usyk or Joshua right now,” said Fury. “I will make a decision about all of this. I just fought, not even three months ago. However, I wouldn’t fight until October, November, December.
“There are no obligations. Nobody is forcing me to do anything.
“If that middleweight knocks out that bodybuilder again, there’s only going to be one man to fix this absolute circus, right? “What I would say to the people who want this fight to take place, you better have a big checkbook, because taking the big ‘GK’ (Gypsy King) out of retirement, to redeem this country again, is going to cost.
“I’m a boxer and I fight for the prizes, but it will cost me something if you want me to go on a mission to this middleweight and show you what a real heavyweight does to him. “It’s going to be expensive, you’ll have to have big pockets, and then we can talk. As long as [they don’t fight], I’ll stay in Morecambe, training like crazy.”
When asked about his training regimen, Fury said, “I train twice a day every day. I run in the morning and do weight training and boxing in the evening. It’s not for any particular reason, just to keep me fit, healthy and mentally fit. “I enjoy life, running and sparring, this is my way of enjoying life. Every now and then I’ll have a few beers. I acted like an idiot overseas like all of us in Miami, I’m very happy and busy.”