Tyson Fury claims Mike Tyson wanted £500m in comeback match with him

Tyson Fury claims Mike Tyson wanted £500m in comeback match with him

- Tyson Fury has revealed that Mike Tyson wanted half a billion pounds to fight him

- The 53-year-old is set to return into the ring for an exhibition bout later in the year

- Fury is expected to complete his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder in November or December

Tyson Fury has made a sensational claim that his namesake Mike Tyson wanted a staggering £500m to challenge him.

The Baddest Man on the Planet is set to return to the ring in an exhibition fight after retiring 15 years back.

Iron Mike has been linked with high profile fighters including former rival Evander Holyfield and Shanon Briggs.

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But Fury has claimed his team were contacted and revealed that the 53-year-old wanted to make half a billion pounds to square-off with him in the ring.

"Whoever was offering the comeback money to Mike offered us peanuts.

"Mike was talking about £500m figures but what came back to us on paper was a joke, it was crazy.

"I did have a $10m offer from ESPN to do the fight as an exhibition but I think everyone has moved on now," quoted by Mirror.

Tyson Fury reveals Mike Tyson wanted £500m to in comeback match

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Fury is currently waiting for his trilogy fight with Deontay Wilder to be confirmed for November or December after the duo were due to meet in July before the global pandemic.

And victory for Fury over Wilder along with Johsua defeating Kubrat Pulev will set up the battle of the Brits in 2021.

A deal has already been signed in principle for the epic clash between Fury and Joshua to unify the heavyweight division.

Bu the Gypsy King does not still believe the mega-fight with Joshua would still happen in the near future.

"I have never been convinced, never ever have I been convinced, that I will fight Anthony Joshua," he added.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Tyson Fury has claimed that Anthony Joshua refused a staggering £64million to have a mega-fight with former WBC champion Deontay Wilder.

The Gypsy King admitted that if the fight between AJ and the Bronze Bomber had happened, his fellow Brit would have lost the fight.

Fury who dethroned Wilder to become the new WBC champion believes the American would have had the better of Joshua.

Legit.ng also reported that Mike Tyson had a fair share of earnings in his glittering career and made well over $400million before filing for bankruptcy.

The Baddest Man on the Planet became a heavyweight champion at the age of 20 after defeating Trevor Berbick in 1985 and made $1.5m.

Tyson's earnings doubled two months later when he stopped Tony Tubbs in Japan and made $20m when he beat Micheal Spinks in just 90 seconds.

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