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Tyson Fury names half billion dollar price tag to come out of retirement

Fury says he’ll gladly take care of Oleksandr Usyk but the price isn’t going to be cheap.

Fury poses with his trainer Sugarhill Steward.
Fury poses with his trainer Sugarhill Steward.
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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Tyson Fury is fully expected to fight again according to recent reports, but now we might have to question just how viable that comeback will be after Fury has quoted a half billion dollar figure that it’s going to take him to re-enter the squared circled.

Speaking to talkSPORT, Fury mentions the hefty sum he’s looking for to potentially face Oleksandr Usyk, should Usyk beat Anthony Joshua again:

“I’m telling you the truth, if you want me out of retirement it’s gonna cost half a billi...What you’ve gotta do is go and get half a billi, and then the Gypsy King will come out and solve all his problems for him. “

Fury continued on by mentioning that he’ll be the UK’s last hope if Usyk does in fact take care of Joshua for a second time, which is expected to be the likely outcome considering how the first fight went.

Whether or not Fury holds firm on this price demand is something that remains to be seen, but it could potentially just be a starting point he’s publicly throwing out there for fun — because let’s face it, it’s going to be plenty difficult to raise that kind of capital for that kind of fight.

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