Tyson Fury just retired, yet he said he wants to face Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson in a big-name exhibition match in future.
Surprisingly, Tyson Fury has put Dwayne Johnson, the former WWE superstar-turned-Hollywood megastar, on a wishlist of possible opponents with whom he’d be ready to square off.
Tyson says that he would stay retired for the time being. However, he does concede that he would be interested in participating in exhibition matches.
Recently, Tyson went on Good Morning Britain to talk about his future intentions for some high-profile exhibition matches.
Tyson stated: “I’m going to do some exhibition fights, they’re not real fights, it’s for the entertainment. This is not professional boxing, this is pure entertainment, that’s all it is, nothing more, nothing less.”
“The difference is, the exhibition you’re not there to win or lose, you’re there to put on a show for the fans. You can fight old-timers, famous people, whoever you want; I’m looking to fight Mike Tyson, Lennox Lewis, Frank Bruno or Dwayne Johnson, The Rock.”
“I told (promoter) Frank Warren to show me the money and he has to if he wants me on those shows.”
A showdown between The Rock and Fury would be enough to sell out any stadium. The build-up between two of the world’s most compelling entertainers would certainly be one for the ages.
Tyson announced on Twitter: “I, The Gypsy King, am happily retired. But to get me out of retirement, considering I don’t need the money and I don’t need the aggravation, it’s going to cost these people half a (billion)”.
Fury announced his retirement after a technical knockout victory over Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 spectators at Wembley Stadium in April. Following his victory, he said that the match was “the end” of Tyson Fury, The Gypsy King.