Tyson Fury has announced his retirement from professional boxing, but is reportedly in talks to hang up the gloves once more.
But not against just any regular opponent: Fury can take on Hafthor Bjornsson, who played ‘The Mountain’ in Game of Thrones and is a former World’s Strongest Man.
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according to telegraphFury will take on Bjornsson in a possible exhibition at the London Football Stadium in November.
The WBC heavyweight champion called time on his professional boxing career after defeating Britain’s Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium in April.
However, Fury remains open to competing in exhibition bouts and is believed to be fighting UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou.
But Bjornsson will be seen as Fury’s first exhibition opponent, as the ‘Gypsy King’ has ensured both sides are locked in negotiations.
“It’s going to be a bit of fun,” Fury said. telegraph.
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“It’s great to get in front of 70,000 fans and show him what boxing is all about, make him lose and get him out.
“We’re talking to the team at the moment and it’s definitely something I’m interested in.”
Bjornsson has confirmed the two camps are in talks and although he knows he will almost certainly be on the losing side, he also knows he has a chance of upsetting the almighty.
“Will I hit? Maybe, but I won’t give a ***,” Bjornsson told IFL TV.
“I’ll do my best and who knows? I’m very strong and my punches will hurt and if it happens he won’t take it easy because I’m a fighter, I’m a Viking, and if it happens I’ll go all in.”
“Nothing is impossible if you have a mindset.”
While Fury is set to make several exhibition bouts in the future, speculation about a possible return to professional boxing refuses to die.
Many fight fans are hoping that he will be willing to fight the winner of the heavyweight unification between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk on August 20th.
However, the 34-year-old was adamant that he had done it for good.
“I’m not too worried about Anthony Joshua and Usyk in Saudi Arabia next month,” Fury said.
“There are so many other things I can go on and do.”