World Boxing Council (WBC) champion Tyson Fury’s dad John says has challenged former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson to a fight.
Tyson, 53, has been back in the gym and revealed he is ready to fight again and John, 55, is ready for the challenge.
Speaking directly to the camera in a passionate online video, John said: “I’m looking at fighting Mike Tyson, how’s that?
“Mike’s making a comeback.
“I don’t value my life to 50 pence but let me tell you something, Mike Tyson is worth doing charity with.
“He’s a proper king and a champion. He’s a proper man, tried and tested.”
John continued: “I’ll fight Mike Tyson, I know he mentions my boy’s name every five minutes so here I am.
“John Fury is hiding from no man, not even the king of all men.
“Mike Tyson, I will fight Mike Tyson.
“Hear that then, I will not be denied, I will die in a fight.
“I am as game as an American Yankee c*** and I will die before I give in.”
Fury Senior has been a long time admirer of Tyson and even named his son after him.
And the 6ft 3in Galway born man had a pro fighting career of his own – fighting 13 professional bouts.
He also fought bare-knuckle fighting and claims he won £100,000 in one bout.
He also served four years of an 11-year sentence for gouging a man’s eye out in a sickening attack.
Tyson has been inundated with offers since his return to training and yesterday bookies slashed the odds on him taking on New Zealand rugby ace Sonny Bill Williams.
He was even offered £16.2million to make his comeback in a bare knuckle match since footage of him hitting pads went viral on social media.
Boxing fans were also praying for a Tyson vs Evander Holyfield III after Iron Mike’s former rival also came out of retirement.