MAHMOUD CHARR said nothing Tyson Fury can do can stop him after surviving two gunshots and hip surgery.
The German-based, Lebanon-born Syrian was in talks to face Fury this month but Derek Chisora ultimately overtook him.
And Charr, 38, sat back in frustration and Chisora, also 38, was dominated, stopping after ten rounds at Tottenham Stadium.
The forgotten heavyweight – formerly known as Manuel – still wants to fight Fury
Charr told Sky Sports: “Surely he knows I’m more dangerous than Chisora.
“He knows my story. Two shots can’t stop me, two new hip surgeries can’t stop me. Who is he to stop me?
“He knows very well that I am ‘the Arab king’, nobody can stop me.”
Charr was between 28 and 4 years old in 2015 when his life was almost taken after a cowardly attack by a Facebook troll.
The attacker had provoked the fighter online, posting videos of his losses on social media.
But when Charr offered to meet the man behind the screen in person, he was the victim of a drive-by shooting at a kebab shop in Essen.
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Miraculously, he survived and saw his shooter Youssef Hassan sentenced to five years in prison.
Charr had two tune-up fights after that but later needed a double replacement and underwent surgery in 2017 aged just 32.
In the same year he won the second WBA world title and has won his last five fights.
Fury, 33, now looks set to fight Oleksandr Usyk, 35, in Saudi Arabia next year to crown the first undisputed four-belt heavyweight champion.
So Charr, who returns against Lucas Browne on December 17, is ready to focus on Anthony Joshua, 33, with the two main players tied elsewhere.
He said: “Joshua is a great athlete. He is a smart fighter and a gentleman.
“This fight is also a wish and a gift for all Arab countries. Maybe he is willing to fight me in UAE if he wants the smoke.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6859702/gun-shots-hip-operations-fight-tyson-fury-mahmoud-charr/ “I survived two gunshots and hip surgery, nothing can stop me and I’m ready to fight Tyson Fury,” says Mahmoud Charr