Bowe, Foreman, Holyfield, Tyson: John Fury calls out four boxing legends for comeback fight

  • Tom Ward

Tyson Fury‘s dad John has sensationally called out boxing legends Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, George Foreman and Riddick Bowe for exhibition fights.

The Gypsy King, 33, successfully defended his WBC heavyweight title with a sixth round stoppage win over Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium last Saturday.

And it seems Big John now fancies getting in on the action as well but only for the right price.

Standing at 6 ft 3 in tall, John fought 13 times as a professional boxer in the 1980s and 90s and finished with a record of 8-4-1 at heavyweight.

Speaking to, Fury Sr said: “They won’t pay me, will they?

“They won’t come and ring my phone. And let’s put it this way, they need to hurry up, as I’m getting on in years.

“It’s now or never. I will fight any man in the world for the right amount of money. I’m telling you now, I’ll give them a run for their money.

“Bums and dossers need not apply. Because I get them every day. I want significant people.

John Fury has offered to fight Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield

“You know I’m a significant man myself, being the father now of the heavyweight champion of the world – that must be something.

“And the crowd will enjoy what I’ve got, because I’ll bring everything.

“If you want to do an exhibition people, don’t ring John Fury because you [will need to] batter me, because I’m going to try and batter you.

“But I’m still waiting. Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, all of them. Riddick Bowe, George [Foreman] – I’ll fight anybody, it’ll just cost them a bit.”

Fury, 57, also said he fancies a scrap with Jake Paul if he doesn’t end up fighting his son Tommy Fury.

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The pair were originally supposed to square off in Florida last December, but Paul ended up having to hastily arrange a rematch with Tyron Woodley after Fury suffered an injury during training.

Fury added: “A young man, if a young man wants to pay me right enough, I’ll get in with them.

“I’d like to start with Jake Paul.

“I could make him look stupid, Jake Paul, you know I’m saying? If he doesn’t want to fight my son, I’ll fight him! And I’ll fight his father.”

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