It seems we may see Tyson Fury back in the ring sooner than expected, but it will not be against any of the usual suspects.
Since retiring from boxing after knocking out Dillian Whyte in February, there has been a lot of speculation as to whether ‘The Gypsy King’ will return.
The main options have been well-publicised as a number of fans and pundits alike expect Fury to fight the winner of Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk in a undisputed heavyweight world title fight.
Fury himself has also teased a potential match up with UFC heavyweight champion, Francis Ngannou, in a crossover fight.
Right now, however, it appears Fury only has his sights set on one man, as he took to Instagram to call out the former ‘World’s Strongest Man’, Thor Bjornsson.
“Just finished a brutal session,” Fury said. “And I can only think about destroying one person.
“Thor! I’m coming for you Thor, you’re getting it sucker, there’s only room for one big dog and that’s me.”
Thor replied on his own Instagram story: “I f****** love this Tyson. Me and you in the ring like f****** vikings.
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“This is going to be a blood bath, but I f****** can’t wait. Let’s do this!”
Never one to let someone else have the last word, Fury posted yet again this morning while on a run, saying: “The Gypsy King is back on it this morning, six days this week, twice a day.
“Thor, I’m going to come to Iceland and set about you, you big dosser.”
This all began earlier this week, when Fury called out Thor seemingly out of the blue, saying: “I wonder if Thor Bjornsson could take a crashing right hand to that big jaw.
“Who would have Thor’s hammer? Would this mountain be too big to climb?”
In response, Thor posted an Instagram story which read: “What happens when an unstoppable force meets an immovable object? Maybe we’ll find out.”
Thor then put up a video in which he said: “Tyson, there’s only one way to find out.”
He then put his fist up to the camera and added: “Let’s make these talk.”
Thor has some in-ring experience having taken on fellow strongman, Eddie Hall, back in March, which he won by unanimous decision after dropping the Brit twice.
Fury and Thor match-up fairly evenly from a physical perspective, both standing at 6 feet 9 inches tall, but the man from Iceland has the weight advantage at 23 stone, while ‘The Gypsy King’ is around 19.5 stone.
With that being said, given that Fury is arguably the best heavyweight of his era and he has held every heavyweight world title at some point in his career, should a fight with Thor happen, it would be a complete mismatch.
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