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Big John Fury knows exactly what he wants on his tombstone when he dies

Big John Fury knows exactly what he wants on his tombstone when he dies

Big John Fury has shared what he'd like to see written on his gravestone

Big John Fury has revealed what he’d like to have written on his gravestone after he dies.

The 59-year-old proud dad is well-known for putting on a colourful display while supporting his boxer son’s Tyson and Tommy at press conferences - who can forget the time he mooned KSI?

And, of course, there was the time he offered Dillian Whyte’s dad ‘or anyone in London' a scrap.

But prior to supporting his son’s careers, John was a professional boxer himself - speaking in a recent interview with The Sun, he said that he turned up at a promoter's gym wearing jeans and hobnail boots.

“They looked at me funny but it was all about money for me to feed my family,” he said.

“Fighting professionally for a few hundred pounds on a Saturday night was easy money for me.”

Although it’s been a while since he stepped into the ring, John, who has a fighting record of 8–4–1, has said he would be keen to take Mike Tyson on in a fight.

Big John Fury.
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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’.

The proud dad shared what he’d like to have written on his gravestone.
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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."

And if he did die, he’s already shared what he’d like to see on his gravestone.

Speaking to The Sun last week, he said: “On my gravestone I’d like them to put, ‘John Fury, a man of extremes’.

"I may be a fighter but the best of me is as a father."

Featured Image Credit: Chris Brunskill/Getty Images / Julian Finney/Getty Images

Topics: Tyson Fury, Sport, Boxing