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Tyson Fury Wants To Fight The Rock Or Mike Tyson For Huge Exhibition Boxing Match

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Tyson Fury Wants To Fight The Rock Or Mike Tyson For Huge Exhibition Boxing Match

The recently retired Tyson Fury said he would want to fight Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson if he ever decided to throw the gloves back on for an exhibition fight.

The Gypsy King included the Hollywood star on a shortlist of opponents he’d be looking to get in the ring with.

While the undefeated boxer insists he is remaining retired, he admits he’d be happy to cash in on a potential exhibition matchup; a format that has grown more popular in recent years. 

The likes of Floyd Mayweather Jr went up against YouTube personality Logan Paul in an exhibition fight last year, with Mayweather alleging he made $100 million from the bout. 

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Fury’s eyes must have lit up with that figure, as he took to Good Morning Britain to outline his plan for some high-profile bouts.

He said: “I'm going to do some exhibition fights, they're not real fights, it's for the entertainment.

"This is not professional boxing, this is pure entertainment, that's all it is, nothing more, nothing less.

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"The difference is, the exhibition you're not there to win or lose, you're there to put on a show for the fans.

"You can fight old-timers, famous people, whoever you want; I'm looking to fight Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno, or Dwayne Johnson, The Rock.

"I told [promoter] Frank Warren to show me the money and he has to if he wants me on those shows.”

Credit: Zuma Press, Inc. / Alamy
Credit: Zuma Press, Inc. / Alamy
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A matchup between The Rock and Fury would be enough to instantly sell out any arena, while the build-up between two of the most charismatic performers in the world would undoubtedly be one for the ages. 

As for his professional boxing career, huge matchups would certainly be in wait if the two-time world heavyweight champion did decide to return.

Marquee matchups against the likes of Anthony Joshua would turn the world of boxing on its head, however, Fury has claimed it’ll take a massive payday to get him in that sort of matchup.

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Taking to Twitter, he said: “I, The Gypsy King, am happily retired.

“But to get me out of retirement, considering I don’t need the money and I don’t need the aggravation, it’s going to cost these people half a [billion]”.

Can’t blame the man for making his money

While the British boxer certainly seems to be baiting his retirement as a means of making more money, he has maintained that any potential fights are just rumours at this stage. 

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Fury retired following his technical knockout win against Dillian Whyte in April at Wembley Stadium in front of 94,000 fans. 

After the win, he revealed the fight was ‘the end’ of The Gypsy King.

Featured Image Credit: Px Images / Alamy. Dwayne Johnson/Instagram

Topics: Boxing, Tyson Fury, Dwayne Johnson

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