Tyson Fury says Mike Tyson fighting him or Anthony Joshua would be ‘unfair’ but urges 53-year-old to rematch Holyfield – The Sun

TYSON FURY has backed heavyweight legend Mike Tyson to step inside the ring with rival Evander Holyfield.

Iron Mike is in talks for a sensational return to boxing 15-years after retiring on his illustrious career.

Tyson, 53, has been enduring gruelling training programmes throughout lockdown and looks in terrific shape ahead of an expected charity exhibition bout.

And it is likely to be against old foe Holyfield who has similarly worked his way back to fitness at the age of 57.

Tyson lost against Holyfield on two occasions in his career including being famously disqualified for biting a chunk of his ear in their 1997 rematch.

But with talk of a trilogy of fights, WBC champ Fury says he is "all for it."

Speaking on Instagram, the Gypsy King revealed: "I think everyone do their own thing. If that’s what makes them tick and gives them a goal, then I’m all for it.

“Because I know what it’s like to have no goals, I know what it’s like to be sat on the sidelines watching everybody else.

“I know what it’s like to be a ‘has-been’. I’ve been there.

“I know what it’s like to suffer with mental health problems and then give myself a massive goal to achieve and I know what it’s like to set about achieving it.

If they want to do this, this is their choice, let them do it.

“So if Mike Tyson’s 53-years-old and Evander Holyfield’s nearly 60, if they want to do this, this is their choice, let them do it.

“We could say, ‘Oh no, don’t let them do it, whatever.’ But at the end of the day they’re their own men. They know the risks, they know the responsibility.

“I say if they can pass medicals, if they can pass all the brain scans, healthy and fit to box, then let them box.

“George Foreman was 45 when he won the world heavyweight championship, how can we ever consider having an older heavyweight champion if they’re not given the opportunity?”

But Fury, who has a third fight lined up with American rival Deontay Wilder, slammed talk that Tyson could take on either him or Brit champ Anthony Joshua.

He added: "If they fight exhibitions, it’s between them and people their own age.

“I wouldn’t like to see Mike fighting one of the top heavyweights because obviously 55 vs 35 or 30 is just not fair.

“But to see him fight someone his old age, an old-timer as well, fantastic, I’d love to see it.

“If he’s definitely serious about it, I’ll buy it on pay-per-view for sure. There’s one buy right here.”

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Tyson Fury hits back at Dillian Whyte ‘bashing’ claims saying he’s only so mouthy as he’s protected by the lockdown – The Sun

TYSON FURY has told Dillian Whyte to keep his trap shut – and reckons he is only being mouthy because he is "protected" by the coronavirus lockdown.

Londoner Whyte continued his war of words with the Gypsy King this week by claiming he knocked him down in sparring.

But Fury hit back at Whyte, who cannot return to England after flying out to Portugal for a training camp, where he remains.

Fury said on Twitter: "Funny how everyone wants to fight during Covid-19, when there are no sports events happening.

"Also I have a contract with the @bronzebomber first and when I win that I'll have the fight with Joshua as undisputed comes before mandatory. Happy hunting."

Whyte, who beat Anthony Joshua early in his career, had gone on the offensive to bait Fury.

He told Sky Sports: "It makes me angry and it frustrates me because Tyson Fury refused to fight me in a mandated fight for the WBC diamond belt."

The Body Snatcher added: "Me and Tyson Fury sparred and I bashed him about and dropped him on multiple occasions. Simple as that."

But is is unlikely that the pair will get it on until at least the end of 2021, if at all.

Fury will fight Deontay Wilder first, followed by Joshua.

The coronavirus lockdown has put those dates back even further.


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Tyson and Paris Fury miss first romantic holiday for 10 years due to lockdown with Marbella getaway cancelled – The Sun

TYSON FURY revealed he and wife Paris have missed their first romantic holiday for 10 years through the COVID-19 lockdown.

The Gypsy King and his queen have used the last eight weeks to train alongside fans with 9am Instagram work-outs.

There have been cameo appearances from all of the Furys’ five children who have kept viewers entertained by disrupting some of the sessions.

And the WBC champ and his childhood sweetheart had booked a Spanish break away from their brood for this May, their first since becoming parents, that has been kyboshed by the pandemic.

The 6ft 9in star revealed during Wednesday’s session: “Me and Paris were supposed to go to Marbella for a weekend party for the first time without the kids, ever, it would have been amazing.”

Romantic Fury then tried to plant a kiss on his training partner but Paris tried to swerve the embrace because the champ was sweating so much from the gruelling work-out.

Eventually the Morecambe hero did plant a smacker on his missus and he joked that her guard almost ripped open the giant gash he suffered in the win over Otto Wallin last September.

After locking lips with his blonde darling, Fury said: “You flicked me in the eye just then – you could have opened up my old 47-stitch cut.”

Fury is scheduled for a third fight with Deontay Wilder as soon as the lockdown is lifted.

And he revealed he has been using an old training technique the Bronze Bomber could do with adopting.

After Fury’s one-sided demolition of the American KO artist, Wilder claimed the 40lbs costume vest he wore into the ring – to look like a spaceage warrior – stole all of his strength and energy.

But Fury revealed he has been throwing on a similar vest for training purposes to help boost his long legs.

He said: “I did a run last night with a weighted vest on and was doing fireman lifts so my legs are killing me.

"My calves are killing me from doing stair runs too.”

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Tyson Fury refuses to pay Deontay Wilder to step aside for Anthony Joshua as he names his next THREE fights – The Sun

TYSON FURY has vowed to "take Deontay Wilder's scalp again", and will not entertain the idea of paying the Bronze Bomber to step aside.

Instead, the Gypsy King mapped out his next three fights starting with Wilder and then two bouts against Anthony Joshua.

There has been much speculation that the American could be convinced to relinquish his right to a trilogy bout… for the right price.

But Fury has poured cold water on that idea, despite the fact it would free him up for a heavyweight unification fight with Joshua sooner.

He told Mark Wright on an Instagram Live: "We've got the rematch with Wilder on at some point as well, then we've got the two AJ fights.

"Well, one, and then obviously when I batter him he'll want a rematch."

Wright then asked him explicitly who he would be fighting first out of Wilder and Joshua, and Fury was unequivocal.

He replied: "Well Wilder's got a rematch clause so.

"Some newspaper reported that he wanted £10million to step aside.

"I'm not paying him no money to step aside… I'd rather take his scalp again.

"I'll beat him in the ring and that's how I'll get him out the way. I wouldn't pay him £2m to step aside.

"I'd rather give him another battering, again. I'm gonna take him out again for a third time, hopefully end of the year, and then we're going to go into 2021 for the biggest fight in boxing history between two undefeated British heavyweights – me and AJ.

"We're going to battle it out for all the gold."

I'm not paying him no money to step aside… I'd rather take his scalp again.

Wright pointed out that it would be a bigger fight than Lennon Lewis vs Mike Tyson, and Fury agreed.

"Yeah because we're both undefeated. Me and Wilder was the biggest fights since the 1970s because we were both undefeated champions.

"Usually you get these fighters and they've already been beaten."

Fury then gave his brutal assessment of the heavyweight division, and his dominance over it.

"There used to be a three-headed monster in this division, it was me, Wilder and Joshua. And then Ruiz knocked out Joshua – burst that bubble, broke him in – and  then I broke in the Bronze Bomber and then three became two and two became one."

When Wright brought up the prospect of Fury potentially quitting the sport after his fights with Joshua, the Gypsy King gave boxing fans everywhere some good news.

He said: "Do you know what? I've been thinking about it and initially I had three fights left on my contract… I've got two fights left on it now.

"I've got Wilder and Joshua, but I've just got to keep going because there's nothing else to do is there really?

"I'm 31-years-old, fit as a fiddle, in great mental spirits, I train every day three-four times a day for bants – what else am I gonna do with my life?

"There's plenty of fights out there for me to beat up on. You got Dillian Whyte, Jarrell Miller, you got Pulev, you got Ruiz, you got Ortiz, you got Dubois, you got Joyce – there's loads."

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Fury of UK farmers as caterers vow to cut meat served by 20 per cent

Fury of British farmers as public sector caterers vow to cut meat served in schools, hospitals, universities and care homes by 20 per cent to improve diets and help environment

  • British farmers are furious at public sector caterers vowing to cut red meat servings in schools, hospitals, and care homes by 20 per cent
  • NFU board member Richard Findlay described move as ‘frankly ridiculous’
  • He called #20percentless a ‘misguided project’ that is ‘wholly inaccurate’
  • The aim is to cut greenhouse gases linked to livestock and boost public health
  • Hitting the target would remove nearly 20million lb of meat every year in the UK 

Richard Findlay, Livestock Board Chairman of the National Farmers Union

British farmers have reacted with fury at public sector caterers’ move to cut meat servings in schools, universities, care homes, and hospitals by 20 per cent.  

Public sector caterers have vowed to hit the target as part of a pledge which also aims to boost public health by lowering consumption of animal products.

The meals being reduced in canteens and kitchens across the UK are eaten by a quarter of the population. 

Together with animal charity Humane Society International/UK, it claims a 20 per cent cut could save over 200,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions. 

It follows recommendations by the UK’s official climate change advisers, as well as warnings from the World Health Organisation of the risks of cancer from high red meat consumption. 

However, British farmers have slammed the proposals as many fear the move is likely to hurt demand for red meat and their profits. 

Richard Findlay, Livestock Board Chairman of the National Farmers Union, called the #20percentless initiative ‘wholly inaccurate’ and ‘frankly ridiculous’ because the UK industry has a smaller carbon footprint than those of other countries.

He claimed that people would simply import more produce from other countries, while meat consumption is vital for a ‘healthy, balanced diet’.

Speaking to MailOnline, Mr Findlay said: ‘We have got to look at the bigger picture here. The UK red meat industry is one of the most sustainable in the world. 

‘Our carbon footprint from red meat is two and a half times lower than that of other countries. We have a temperate climate ideal for growing grass… That’s how our carbon footprint is up to 60 per cent lower than elsewhere.

Farmers’ livelihoods will be adversely affected by the sweeping changes, causing many to slam the pledge (pictured, Chloe Malcolm tends to her flock in Glenshero, April 9, 2020)

Richard Findlay of the NFU called the #20percentless initiative ‘wholly inaccurate’ and ‘frankly ridiculous’ (pictured, cows at South Acre Farm near York, April 9, 2020)

‘If public sector caterers wanted to do their bit for the environment, instead of cutting the amount of red meat served, they should be supporting British farms.

‘What people don’t understand is that switching to non-red meat products – like avocados for instance – is likely to have a greater environmental impact.

‘They will be importing products from countries which have a greater carbon footprint. Think of South America, where they cut down rainforests for food… I think that has the potential to cause huge future problems.

‘If public sector caterers vow to reduce the amount of red meat served, that will affect demand for red meat and ultimately our profitability.

‘We have a robust plan which has been scrutinised by academics to go carbon neutral by 2040. Misguided projects like these to cut red meat aren’t going to solve these problems.  A lot of the thinking around this is wholly inaccurate.’

Mr Findlay added: ‘Most people who are up to speed with this know that some red meat is good for maintaining a healthy, balanced diet. They don’t over-eat. 

‘But there are many people who do not eat red meat who do over-eat. To assume that cutting red meat provisions will solve that problem is frankly ridiculous.’

Public Sector Catering claims around 45,000 cows or 16million chickens would be saved, and could have the same effect as removing 400,000 cars from the road each year (stock)

Public Sector Catering claims the move would cut the estimated 45million kg of meat served within the sector every year by nearly 10million kg.

This is equivalent to around 45,000 cows or 16million chickens, and could have the same effect as removing 400,000 cars from the road each year.  

The #20percentless meat vow was launched in trade magazine Public Sector Catering, and has already obtained the backing of several organisations.

Andy Jones, chairman of the PSC100 group of caterers and suppliers, said: ‘The carbon emissions savings and the potential benefit to people’s health can play a part in tackling climate change and shortening NHS queues.’

Stephen Forster, chairman of the Local Authority Caterers Association, said: ‘The school food industry is leading the way on meat reduction. Schools across the country have meat-free days and are increasingly introducing plant-based options.’ 

The Committee on Climate Change called for rapid and major shifts to farming practices, agro-forestry, and consumer behaviour to decarbonise the UK’s land sector in January this year (left, CCC chairman Lord Deben, right CCC chief executive Chris Stark)

David Foad, editor-in-chief of the publication, said: ‘It represents a bold move because it is not being mandated. It would have been much easier to sit back and wait until they were either prompted or forced into action like this by Government.’ 

However, the head of the National Association of Care Catering, Sue Cawthray, said older people tend to be reluctant to change.

‘I would say our biggest challenge to meeting the 20 per cent target is the mindset of many of those currently in care homes,’ she said. ‘The majority would have been brought up on a staple diet of meat and veg and will be resistant to change.’  

Matt White, chairman of the University Caterers Organisation, said: ‘We have a very short window of opportunity to make changes in the way we all eat or we will have done irreparable damage to our planet.’

Philip Mansbridge, director of the campaign group ProVeg UK, said: ‘Never has the public sector made a commitment of this magnitude.’ 

MailOnline has approached Defra for comment. 

The #20percentless meat vow was launched in trade magazine Public Sector Catering, and has already obtained the backing of several organisations (stock) 

The Committee on Climate Change, the UK Government’s official climate adviser, called for rapid and major shifts to farming practices, agro-forestry, and consumer behaviour to decarbonise the UK’s land sector in January this year.

Under the CCC’s recommendations, a fifth of all agricultural land needs to be used to suck carbon from the atmosphere by planting trees, restoring peatlands and soils, and growing bioenergy crops with carbon capture and storage.

They also urged a cut in consumption of carbon-intensive food like red meat and dairy by 20 per cent per person, and a 20 per cent cut in waste by 2050. 

‘Delivering emissions reduction should not be at the expense of increasing food imports that risk “carbon leakage”‘, the report said. 

CCC chairman Lord Deben called the CCC’s report one of ‘the most important’ produced by the committee, adding: ‘These are major changes and cannot be delivered in the normal course of business’.

According to Climate Home News, Chris Stark, chief executive of the CCC, said: ‘It is time to end these adversarial discussions between climate and farmers’.

Implementation measures could cost Britain an extra £1.4billion per year but could yield profits of £80billion, according to the CCC.

The committee suggested creating a climate levy on fossil-fuel emitting industries.  

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