TYSON FURY vowed to box again last night, declaring: “Show me the money.”
The Gypsy King, 33, said he was back in training ahead of a £200m return.
But the world heavyweight boxing champion warned: “If you want me, it will be expensive.”
Fury had promised to quit in April after his KO of Dillian Whyte at Wembley left him undefeated and £150million on the bench.
But he confirmed he’s training “like a madman” and will come out of retirement for a mega-wallet – which could top £200million.
The father-of-six – whose promoter Frank Warren is working on a secret deal – said: “I’m going to be 100 percent back in the ring, just like in the movie when Jerry Maguire yelled, ‘Show me the money!’
“If anyone can show me the money, it’s Frank Warren. I call him the Magic Man and we’re going to make some big, big things happen.”
He shared how he integrated his boxing training into his usual home routine at home in Morecambe, Lancs.
Fury said: “I train twice a day, every day, running in the morning and weights and boxing in the evening. I’ve enjoyed myself, run a minimum of four miles and a maximum of six miles, and do sparring and boxing.
“I’m a prizefighter and I fight for prizes, but it gets expensive if you want me. Until then, the Big Mac stays in Morecambe, working out like a madman, getting his hair cut and shaved on Mondays, car service on Tuesdays, garbage days on Wednesdays and working out every day.”
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Fury had one of his traditional blowouts after his Wembley win – and was caught on video stepping out of a taxi in Cannes while drunk stumbling around with his father John and friends.
Last night he admitted to acting like a “real idiot” abroad but says he likes to drink and is not a “robot”.
He said: “I also have a few beers every once in a while, kick some cabs as we’ve all seen! I was having fun, I was abroad and I was acting like a real idiot – like all of us.
“Every idiot Brit abroad has done it with a few beers in it. Who has never been on vacation, pimped up and played a real bastard? Everyone I know has done it. I am not a programmed robot that is told what to say and do.
“I’m as real as waking up in the morning and having breakfast and putting my shoes on. There’s no script here.” Fury recounted how his sixth-round knockout of fellow Brite Whyte in front of a crowd of 94,000 overtook Ed Sheeran’s biggest Wembley crowd – much to the pop star’s annoyance.
He said the night was a “dream come true”, including the bizarre moment when he asked UFC cage fighter Francis Ngannou if he had a big willy during a live post-fight interview.
I’m going to be 100 percent back in the ring, just like in the movie when Jerry Maguire yelled “Show me the money!”
Fury recalled: “It went absolutely fantastic. We had the record-breaking crowds in history for any event – and Ed Sheeran was really pissed about it.
“Then we had a brilliant knockout to top it off – what a farewell. The fireworks, the crowd, the fans, the chanting, the UFC guy jumping in the ring after the fight and I ask how tall his Corey is (willy) is that. It was definitely a dream come true.”
However, he also said at the time that the Whyte fight would be his last, stating, “I’ve accomplished everything I ever wanted to accomplish. I will retire undefeated as only the second heavyweight in history after Rocky Marciano. I was unbeatable in that game.”
But now the 6-foot-9-in star has been lured out of retirement by the promise of a mammoth on his last payday – which could lead to a fight in Saudi Arabia with his British rival Anthony Joshua.
Fury jokingly suggested being paid in petrol to help get through the cost of living crisis.
He laughed and said: “If Frank makes a deal with the Saudis then hopefully he can get me free petrol for life because I spend a fortune on petrol and diesel.” Experts predict Warren will shell out £200million for a long-awaited showdown with Joshua will demand – provided he beats Ukraine’s Oleksandr Usyk.
A ring source close to Fury’s camp told The Sun last night: “There has been talk of a two-fight deal with a £200m purse to be shared between Fury and Joshua – and could still happen . But that kind of money is only generated when Joshua beats Usyk.
“It would be a real Battle of Britain and would do huge pay-per-view business, with one fight at Wembley and the other probably in Saudi Arabia.
“If Usyk wins the purse will be closer to £100m – but Tyson’s pounds are in it either way.” At Cannes, Fury was seen leaning drunk against the taxi before attempting to open the locked back door. The video showed the driver apparently explaining to his friends that Fury was too drunk before driving off.
Then Fury kicked the bumper of the white Renault.
He later uploaded a social media clip, admitting he had “a few sorbets” and adding that “beer is stronger in France”.
Now, a planned comeback would further cement his place in heavyweight boxing history.
Stripped of his titles in 1967 after refusing to fight in Vietnam, Muhammad Ali reclaimed his crown in Zaire in 1974 against hot favorite George Foreman.
Foreman quit at 35 but beat Michael Moorer in 1994 to regain his title at age 45.
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