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Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Interested In Recruiting Tyson Fury

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship Interested In Recruiting Tyson Fury

The heavyweight world champ has a family history of bareknuckle fighting too.

Max Sherry

Max Sherry

Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship president David Feldman has revealed his wish list of athletes he'd love to recruit.

And he's aiming pretty damn high.

Feldman admitted he'd love to have heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury on his books after he finally retires from the sport.

And if Fury was to swap the 12-ounce boxing gloves for hand wraps, the bareknuckle boss knows exactly who he'd want him to fight first.

Tyson Fury defeated Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015.

"It's a tough one, but I'd say in the heavyweight division Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson fight Tyson Fury," Feldman told The Sun.

"I think that would be a very intriguing fight, you got a guy like Anthony Rumble who can punch really, really hard.

"And you see sometimes boxers don't do as well in bare-knuckle fighting because in our sport you can hold and punch and clinch.

"But Fury's family is full of travellers, of bare-knuckle fighters so I think those are the two I'd pick the most.

"I think that's a very intriguing matchup. If I could do that right now, I would pick Rumble vs Tyson Fury, that would be an amazing matchup."


By Fury's own admission, he's a "fighting man".

With a huge traveller background, throwing hands with another human being runs through his veins.

And with his family's strong ties to bareknuckle boxing, you can imagine there'd be an appeal there for Fury - if these money is right, of course.

As for the Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship, they've taken off in recent years with a huge influx of big-name mixed martial artists and former boxers joining their ranks.

But if he could hand pick his next UFC megastar to make the transition, there's one obvious candidate in Feldman's eyes.

"If I was going MMA, I'd like to get Jorge Masivdal," he said.

"I think he fits for this, he used to do this in the backyard with Kimbo Slice, so I think this fits right up his alley way.

"He likes to stand and bang and he's got the persona for it, I think he'd be a great addition."

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Topics: Jorge Masvidal, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Australia