WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury’s face-off against the legendary Mike Tyson is a dream match, and Fury termed that the dream might never become a reality.
In a candid interview, Fury expressed his sentiments about facing the iconic boxer he was named after. He described a potential bout as a “lose-lose situation”, elaborating on the implications of either outcome.
Fury explained, “Sharing the ring with Mike would’ve been an honour. Yet, if he emerged victorious, critics would decry my skills, ridiculing a defeat by a 53-year-old. Conversely, if I triumphed, I’d be labelled a bully for defeating someone past his prime.”
Fury’s Recent Battles
Instead of pursuing a bout with Mike Tyson, “The Gypsy King” opted for familiar opponents. He revisited his rivalry with Deontay Wilder and achieved victories against Dillian Whyte and Derek Chisora.
Notably, a much-anticipated clash with Oleksandr Usyk failed to materialize despite Usyk’s repeated concessions to meet Fury’s contractual demands.
Mike Tyson’s Exhibition Matches
While Fury continues his professional journey, Mike Tyson’s boxing path has veered towards exhibition matches. Tyson has been relatively quiet after his stalemate against Jones, which garnered 1.5 million sales and made its way into the Top 10 US Pay Per Views. Although training videos occasionally surface, there’s limited indication that he’s gearing up for another exhibition match.
Recent speculations hint at Tyson considering another exhibition, with renowned boxers like Lennox Lewis and Evander Holyfield as potential opponents. Yet, Tyson’s current focus seems to be coaching, as he mentors Francis Ngannou with Fury coaching the opposing corner.