- Tyson Fury's dad John has expressed interest in squaring up with Mike Tyson in the ring
- The 55-year-old Briton made his intentions known via a short clip on social media
- Meanwhile, Tyson might be getting enough invitations this year
Tyson Fury's father John has challenged former heavyweight champion, Mike Tyson, to a fight, claiming he is willing to die in the ring.
The 55-year-old former professional boxer and bare-knuckle fighter sent his message through a short video clip saying he is looking to fight the American in a charity fight.
Briefly.co.za learnt that Tyson, 53, recently posted footage of himself sharpening his boxing skills while hinting he will return to the rings in four-round exhibition bouts.
The American hired mixed martial arts trainer Rafael Cordeiro to help him work out and put finishing touches to his punching skills.
According to the Mirror, the youngest heavyweight champion could get multiple offers in the coming days, and Fury has added his name to the list.
"Forget you bum [Theo], I'm looking at Mike Tyson," he said. "Mike's making a comeback; I don't value my life at 50p but let me tell you something, Mike Tyson is worth doing charity with.
"He's a proper king of a champion, a proper man tried and tested, not some doorman who I used to practice on as a 14-year-old boy. If I didn't knock out four or five a night when I was 15 I was disappointed.
"I'll fight Mike Tyson, he's making a comeback. I know he mentions my boy's name every five minutes, but here I am, John Fury is hiding from no man, not even the king of the old men Mike Tyson. "I will fight Mike Tyson; I will not be denied, I will die in a fight."