Tyson Fury's boxing career ends in April. In front of 94,000 spectators, the "Gypsy King" celebrates a triumphant departure at Wembley Stadium. He had achieved everything, he confessed at the time. Now he seems to have rethought, but plenty of money would have to flow.
Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury is already flirting with a comeback in the boxing ring after his supposed retirement - but wants to see $ 500 million for it. The 33-year-old said that several times. "I'm happy in retirement," the Englishman said in a video via Twitter, "and it's going to cost people half a billion to get me out of retirement."
Fury had only discussed a comeback on his promoter's YouTube channel the evening before. In the event that world champion Alexander Usyk wins the rematch against Fury's dethroned compatriot Anthony Joshua, a unification fight is conceivable: The Ukrainian holds the belts of the WBA, WBO and IBF associations. On English radio talkSport, Fury clarified again: "What you have to do is raise half a billion. £500 million or dollars, I don't care as long as it's half a billion."
He doesn't trust Joshua to win against Usyk in the rematch either. With a comeback, so Fury, he would also save the honor of British boxing: "If AJ is beaten again, then there is only one man who can redeem this great fighting nation, and his name is Tyson Fury. I can do all problems solve it, I'm just a phone call away. But it's half a billion."
In April, Fury successfully defended his WBC belt against Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium. It was Fury's 32nd win in the 33rd professional fight in a draw - Fury is still unbeaten. After the fight in Wembley he had spoken of the "final curtain for the Gypsy King": "I have achieved everything I wanted to achieve."