Big John Fury calls out Tyson, Holyfield and Foreman for exhibition fights

Buoyed by Tyson Fury’s epic knockout victory at Wembley last weekend, father John Fury has called out some of boxing’s biggest names for exhibition fights. The 57-year-old, a former boxer in his own right, is keen to step onto the ring with the likes of Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield and George Foreman.

Speaking to freebets.com, the elder Fury said: "It's now or never. I will fight any man in the world for the right amount of money. “I'm telling you now, I'll give them a run for their money. And the crowd will enjoy what I've got, because I'll bring everything.

"If you want to do an exhibition people, don't ring John Fury because you (will need to) batter me, because I'm going to try and batter you. But I'm still waiting. Mike Tyson, Evander Holyfield, all of them. Riddick Bowe, George (Foreman) – I'll fight anybody, it'll just cost them a bit."

The elder Fury is also open to the prospect of facing younger fighters and even agreed to a potential bout with Jake Paul. He added: "A young man, if a young man wants to pay me right enough, I'll get in with them.

"I'd like to start with Jake Paul. I could make him look stupid, Jake Paul, you know I'm saying? If he doesn't want to fight my son, I'll fight him! And I'll fight his father."

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Fury finished his professional boxing career in 1995 with an 8-4 record and was also a bare-knuckle fighter. He made his professional debut on 28 April 1987 when he lost to rugby league player Adam Fogerty in Halifax, West Yorkshire.

From there, Fury went on to win his next six fights until a draw with David Hopkins in Helsinki on 13 February 1989. He was rewarded by a shot at the vacant Central Area title against Neil Malpass but lost on points.

After that he rebounded with wins against Michael Murray, a future British title challenger and Cesare Di Benedetto, a future Italian title challenger. However in his next fight Fury suffered a devastating KO loss against future WBO champion Henry Akinwande.

This chilling KO led to a four year absence from the ring until Fury returned against former victim Steve Garber in Manchester in 1995; he was knocked out again inside four rounds, before stepping away from his career.

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