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Tyson Fury’s dad John says he is willing to DIE in a fight with Mike Tyson as 54-year-old legend makes return

, Tyson Fury’s dad John says he is willing to DIE in a fight with Mike Tyson as 54-year-old legend makes return

TYSON FURY’S dad John says he’s willing to DIE in a fight with Mike Tyson.

Iron Mike, 54, has been back in the gym and is preparing to fight Roy Jones Jr on September 12. But 56-year-old Fury Snr wants to challenge the former heavyweight champ too.

Tyson Fury’s dad John has called out Mike Tyson and said he is willing to DIE in the fight

Speaking directly to the camera in a passionate online video, Fury Snr 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.”

Fury Snr has been a long time admirer of Iron Mike and even named his son Tyson after the Baddest Man on the Planet.

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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.

Fury Snr also served four years of an 11-year sentence for gouging a man’s eye out in a sickening attack.

He 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.”

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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.

The former heavyweight champ was even offered a staggering £16.2million to make his comeback in a bare knuckle match since footage of him hitting pads went viral.

Boxing fans were also praying for a Tyson vs Evander Holyfield III after Iron Mike’s former rival also came out of retirement.

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