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Mike Tyson had stunned reaction to Big John Fury calling him out for a fight

Mike Tyson had stunned reaction to Big John Fury calling him out for a fight

Big John said 'whatever the outcome' on Saturday he'd like to step into the ring with Mike Tyson

Big John Fury has called out Mike Tyson, saying ‘whatever the outcome’ of his son’s fight on Saturday the pair should step into the ring themselves.

Tyson Fury faces Francis Ngannou on Saturday night (28 October), and his loud-and-proud dad was in attendance at the press conference ahead of the fight.

Boxing legend Mike Tyson was also there, having spent time training Ngannou.

Now, some of you may remember that Fury has called out Iron Mike on more than one occasion over the years - and it seems that being sat alongside him at a press conference was too good an opportunity for him to ignore.

Talking about himself in the third person, Fury said: “John Fury fears only one person - who is not even of this world - that is God almighty.”

Tyson then briefly spoke to big up his fighter, before Fury said: “Let me tell you, my brother, the world is going to see what’s going to happen to your man.

"Your man will get his head boxed off and stopped. Don’t you worry about that. And if I’m wrong, me and you will fight straight after.”

At this point, Tyson made a fist and very enthusiastically responded: “Yeah!” before laughing.

John Fury made it clear he would like to fight Mike Tyson.
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Fury added: “Whatever outcome, me and you will fight.” to which Tyson - who was still laughing - replied: “All day, baby.”

Fury has previously stressed that he’s dead serious when it comes to fighting the former heavyweight champ.

Speaking back in September, he said: “I’m definitely not teasing. I want to fight him. Win, lose or draw, I will fight Mike Tyson, don’t you worry about that. I know the Saudis can make it happen.

“I had eight wins, I beat the Italian heavyweight champ, he was six foot seven, 18 stone, I beat him, the man who beat Tyson.

“Kevin McBride stopped Tyson, Michael Murray stopped McBride and I stopped Murray. So I am in with a chance.

“He’s f**ked and I’m f**ked, but I think that I am in a little bit of a better condition than him and I know that I am every bit as strong as him.

“If he chins me, he chins me, but I’ll try and chin him also.”

Not only is he happy to fight Tyson, he admitted in 2020 that he’d be willing to ‘die in a fight’.

Speaking after being called out by bodybuilder Mick Theo in 2020, he said: "I'll fight Mike Tyson, he's making a comeback. I know he mentions my boy's name every five minutes, but here I am, John Fury is hiding from no man, not even the king of the old men, Mike Tyson.

"I will fight Mike Tyson. I will not be denied, I will die in a fight."

Featured Image Credit: TNT Sports

Topics: Sport, Mike Tyson, Boxing