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Tyson Fury Claims He's Been Offered And Accepted Mike Tyson Fight

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Tyson Fury Claims He's Been Offered And Accepted Mike Tyson Fight

Mike Tyson's return to boxing a taken a huge step with world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury claiming he's accepted an exhibition fight with the 53-year-old.

'Iron Mike' was expected to take on someone his own age when he returns to the ring, with talks of a third fight against Evander Holyfield expected by many, but now it seems he'll be taking on a much younger man.

"I did get a phone call with a chance to fight Mike Tyson. I was like 'what?'" Fury told BT Sport.

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"Yeah, I had a phone call saying 'would you like to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition fight?' I was like 'hell yeah!'"

However the world champ, who won the WBC title off Deontay Wilder in their rematch back in February doesn't think a fight with his namesake will happen, "But I don't think anything's materialised out of it to be honest," the 31-year-old added.

"So yeah I think he's [Mike Tyson] definitely serious about doing some fights or whatever, but he's fought Holyfield twice so they're both old now, so I think they're a bit long in the teeth.

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"But who am I to say anything, what anybody's capable of? I wouldn't try and kill anybody's dreams.

"If they're both fit to fight, medically fit, then let them do what they want to do. It's their life not mine."

Tyson was in the crowd for Fury's win against Wilder. Image: PA Images
Tyson was in the crowd for Fury's win against Wilder. Image: PA Images

Even before 'Iron Mike' claimed he would be making his comeback people had been talking about what would happen if the two Tysons were able to fight at their best.

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Conversation around Fury's second fight with Wilder, also including the Bronze Bomber, had led boxing fans to wonder who would win if everyone was fighting at their fantasy 'prime.'

Speaking last month the former 'most dangerous man on the planet' explained how he'd have beaten the Gypsy King, saying, "Against someone of Tyson Fury's size, you've got to be aggressive, move your head and be elusive because if you stand still against a man that size, you're an easy target.

"You need to attack, use angles and stay away from his punching distance. You need to be close, but you can't stay at a distance that allows the bigger fighter to get off." Tyson adds that Fury's adaptability is his key asset between the ropes."

Could Tyson take on Holyfield for the third time? Image: PA Images
Could Tyson take on Holyfield for the third time? Image: PA Images
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Perhaps if Tyson doesn't get in the ring with the current champ then Wilder can use the information to finally beat the British heavyweight at the third time of asking, whenever they do get their trilogy fight.

Topics: Heavyweight boxing, Mike Tyson, Tyson Fury, Boxing News, Anthony Joshua, Boxing, US Sports, Deontay Wilder, USA

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