Tyson Fury

Tyson Fury brings star power to Joseph Parker fight in Melbourne

Fury, the WBC heavyweight champion, joined Parker at this afternoon’s press conference ahead of the Wednesday night show at the Margaret Court Arena and, in between occasional profanities in a broadcast streamed live in New Zealand and Australia, he spoke about his Kiwi mate’s impressive preparation for his latest challenge.

The self-styled Gypsy King has travelled downunder to support Parker – a long-time ally away from the ring and occasional training partner in his home town of Morecambe in England.

Fury-Usyk rematch on the ropes

BBC reports the bout was pencilled in for April 29 at Wembley Stadium and Usyk had agreed a 70/30 purse split in Fury's favour.

But the terms for an immediate rematch have proved a sticking point, with Team Usyk set to walk away.

Warren said he was hoping to rescue the fight during further talks with Usyk's promoter today.

Representatives for unified champion Usyk say they have done everything within their power to make the bout happen.

Tyson Fury makes emotional knife plea over cousin's death

The heavyweight champion said on social media "RIP Rico Burton", who was "stabbed in the neck" overnight.

Fury compared knife crime to a "pandemic", adding, "you don't know how bad it is until it's one of your own".

Mr Burton, 31, was attacked in Goose Green, Altrincham, Greater Manchester, police confirmed.

Two men have been arrested in connection with the incident in which a 17-year-old also suffered serious injuries.


Tyson Fury retires from boxing again after short-lived comeback

  Fury turned 34 on Friday and posted a message on social media saying: “Massive thanks to everyone who had an input in my career over the years & after long hard conversations (I've finally) decided to walk away & on my 34th birthday I say Bon voyage.”

That seemingly puts Fury back into retirement, after he announced on Tuesday that he was returning to boxing in order to set up a fight against Derek Chisora, a fellow Briton whom he beat twice early in his career.

Fury says he would come out of retirement to fight Joshua for free

Fury said last month he was "over" boxing but has since changed his tune, saying he would take on Joshua provided his terms were met.

"The fight has got to be for free," Fury said in an Instagram post.

"Free to air on television and all tickets go for free. No money is to be made off of this British, historic fight if it happens," he said.

"There's the terms, I'm in the driving seat, take it or effing leave it."

Fury confirms boxing career 'done'

The 33-year-old British fighter had hinted at retiring after sixth-round knockout of Dillian Whyte in front of 94,000 fans at Wembley to retain his title on Saturday.

Speaking to Piers Morgan's TalkTV, Fury said he was deciding to leave boxing behind to spend more time with his family.

"I am done. Every good dog has its day," he said.

"Like the great Roman leader said, there will always be someone else to fight. When is enough, enough?

"I am happy, I am healthy. I still have my brains, I can talk, I have a beautiful wife, I have six kids, umpteen belts.

UFC champ wants to fight Fury next year

Fury the WBC heavyweight champion suggested he'd fight Ngannou when the pair spoke in the ring following the Briton's win over Dillian Whyte at the weekend.

"We both want this fight, that's clear, and we respect each other," Ngannou told the MMA Hour podcast.

"Probably next year it will happen. I think it's going to happen, it's just a matter of our promotions, but we will sort this out at some point."

Ngannou, who defended his title with a win over Cyril Gane in January, said the potential bout could combine elements of boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA).

Whyte disputes loss

Fury appeared to push fellow Briton Whyte after landing a devastating uppercut with one second to go in the round, eventually forcing referee Mark Lyson to stop the fight.

"I was buzzed but obviously I was trying to regather my senses and he proper pushed me and I fell over and hit my head on the canvas which is illegal," Whyte told Sky Sports on Monday.

"This isn't wrestling, this is boxing. I should have been allowed extra time to recover and then carried on fighting. I got caught, no doubt about it ... (but) terrible job from the referee there."

Tyson Fury, Dillian Whyte square off at weigh-ins before heavyweight title showdown

Fury, 33, tipped the scales at 264lbs (119.7kg) on Saturday, 13lbs (5.8kg) lighter than he was for his trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder in October, while Whyte was at 253lbs (114.7kg).

"I'm so happy to be back here fighting at Wembley Stadium and you people made it happen - you all made it happen," said Fury, who has an unbeaten record of 31 wins and a draw, with 22 knockouts.

Fury tickles Whyte ahead of world heavyweight showdown

Fury's WBC title will be on the line on Saturday when the 33-year-old 'Gypsy King' faces former sparring partner, fellow-Briton and top-ranked contender Whyte in front of a 94,000 sellout crowd.

Promoter Frank Warren predicted a classic night of boxing and the champion said people under-estimated how good it was going to be.

"He's a good fighter. He's a good, strong, solid man. He's big, he's strong, he's tough, he's game, he's got a good punch on him, he's knocked out a lot of men," Fury said as he and Whyte faced a packed media audience.