Tyson Fury fires warning to Cristiano Ronaldo despite labelling Man Utd star ‘GOAT’

Where does Tyson Fury’s win leave the world heavyweight scene?

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Tyson Fury has warned Manchester United star Cristiano Ronaldo that the city is not big enough for the two of them if he seals a long-awaited comeback fight in his home town. The Portuguese has been the talk of Old Trafford since making a dramatic summer return, and after his tremendous start he was rewarded with the Premier League Player of the Month award for September, while Fury labelled him the greatest of all time.

Fury has not had a bad few weeks himself, having just dismantled Deontay Wilder with an 11th round stoppage in Las Vegas.

The nature of the victory should make it even sweeter, given Fury tasted the canvas twice in an all-time heavyweight classic which saw him retain the WBC belt.

The Manchester-born fighter therefore emerges from his fight trilogy with Wilder, one of the most powerful punchers in heavyweight history, with his undefeated record intact.

With the USA playing host to his last five fights, Fury is now keen for a homecoming bout at Old Trafford, although another iconic figure already calls the Theatre of Dreams home.

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“I have two fights left out here but I’d love to bring a world title fight back to Manchester,” Fury said.

“The last fight there was Eubank versus Benn in 1993 and that was massive.

“I’m really happy Ronaldo’s back at Old Trafford – but this town ain’t big enough for the both of us!

“If I lived in Manchester it would be a problem, but I’m an hour up the motorway in Morecambe so he’s got plenty of distance.”

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Fury’s next opponent remains a topic of debate, although a number of factors are beginning to point towards British world title hopeful Dillian Whyte.

The 33-year-old has a banana skin of his own to contend with later this month in Otto Wallin – a tricky Swedish fighter who previously went 12 rounds with Fury.

Of course, there are endless possibilities in a star-studded division but Anthony Joshua is likely to get a rematch against Oleksandr Usyk, while Wilder has now been cast aside.

Fury’s return to a boxing ring in Manchester would be a huge event, but Ronaldo has certainly made plenty of headlines in his absence.

The 36-year-old has already bagged five goals in six games since signing from Juventus, although United’s form in general has been rather more patchy.

Despite his comments, United fan Fury will hope that Ronaldo’s individual form can help turn the team’s fortunes around.

His football affiliation would also make a prospective fight at Old Trafford an even more special occasion.

Despite being on everyone’s lips for most weekends, Ronaldo hay have to temporarily relinquish his control on Manchester if a date for Fury’s homecoming becomes set in stone.

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