Boxer Tyson Fury: I would beat Cain, then return to boxing

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Unbeaten boxing heavyweight Tyson Fury says he is game to step into the UFC, following a bitter twitter quarrel with UFC president Dana White, who invited Fury to step in the octagon, vs. UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez.

“Come on over and we’ll make a deal,” said White. “You want to fight Cain? You will get smashed.”

Kevin Francis of The Daily Star has the story.

Fury, 24, told me: “I have challenged him before and would consider taking him on in a one-fight deal – I would beat him and then return to boxing.

“I’m definitely interested but the money would have to be right.”

Fury, unbeaten in 21 fights, says that ­Mexican-American Velasquez would be a no-hoper in what he says would be a ‘‘man versus midget’’ contest.

He said: “I am 100% up for a fight with him. I’ve challenged him to a fight three times but he’s a little boy who doesn’t want to fight and has said ‘No’ to the fight live on television.”

Velasquez is underwhelmed.

“I didn’t even know who he was until this and I think he’s using my name to gain publicity,” said Velasquez, adding “which he has done.”

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