Tyson Fury’s father John has , according to Daily Mail, called out heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson for a charity bout – as the latter sensationally contemplates coming out of retirement.
Last week, a video emerged of Tyson working out on the pads and just a glimpse of the Brooklyn-born star’s blistering speed and power has given fans hope that a return is still a possibility.
The 53-year-old has reportedly been offered a staggering $20million (£16m) to have a fight with the brutal Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship promotion, while a charity comeback against rugby legend Sonny Bill Williams in Australia has also been rumoured.
And now Fury senior has laid down the gauntlet to the American.
‘I’m looking at fighting Mike Tyson. How’s that?,’ he said in a video on social media posted on Thursday.
‘Mike’s making a comeback. I don’t value my life to 50 pence. But let me tell you something, Mike Tyson is worth doing charity with.
‘He’s a proper king of a champion. He’s a proper man, tried and tested.
‘I’ll fight Mike Tyson. He’s making a comeback. I know Mike Tyson mentions my boy’s name every five minutes. Here I am.
‘John Fury is hiding from no man, not even the king of old men, Mike Tyson. I will fight Mike Tyson. I will not be denied.
‘I will die in a fight. I’m as game as an American yankee c***. I will die before I give in.’