Tyson Fury Wants 500 Million for Usyk fight, Says: “If it Was AJ, it’d Have Been Free”
Two-time world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury has claimed that he was in talks for a fight with a pot of more than the 100 million euros at stake in the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua.
The fight, according to the Daily Mail, would be on December 17 in Saudi Arabia, the night before the World Cup final in Qatar.
The question of whether Fury, who announced his retirement from boxing a few weeks ago, would be willing to step into the ring is becoming clearer. After the Usyk-Joshua fight, he announced that he was willing to fight for “a lot of money”.
“If you want those belts back, let’s send in the Gypsy barbarian of England, come on,” said Fury.
“Send me in. I will relieve the Ukrainian dosser of his belts like I did the last Ukrainian dosser. But its not gonna be cheap.
“If you want the best, then you gotta pay. It’s gonna be very expensive, so get your fu**ing cheque book out, and I will relieve that Ukrainian dosser of them belts, you know.”
The fighter has now been more explicit in a post on his Instagram. He recalled that, as he announced some time ago, his comeback would have to cost 500 million pounds.
“The world’s biggest fight has to be the world’s biggest money, if I’m going to put it all on the line against some unknown foreigner,” he wrote.
Fury has now gone even further. He revealed that if Anthony Joshua had been the winner against Usyk, then he would have fought for free.
“If it was AJ, it would’ve been for free but it’s not,” said Fury.
World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman, meanwhile, praised Fury and hopes the fight goes ahead.