TYSON FURY has jokingly challenged WBO female middleweight champion Savannah Marshall to a cross-gender showdown after declaring he has ‘no interest’ in facing Joe Joyce.
The Gypsy King last month produced a stunning victory in his trilogy fight against Deontay Wilder to retain his WBC heavyweight title.
Savannah Marshall has been jokingly called out by Tyson Fury[/caption]
The Gypsy King says he has ‘no interest’ in fighting Joe Joyce[/caption]
Now he is currently helping his brother Tommy Fury train to face YouTuber Jake Paul next month.
The 33-year-old was expected to face Dillian Whyte in February or March only for red-tape to scupper his mandatory challenger’s prospects of a shot at the big time.
That has led to fellow Brit Joe Joyce declaring that he is free, ready and waiting to take on Fury instead.
And, tongue-in-cheekily, one woman – the 30-year-old Marshall.
Fury said: “I’m not really interested in fighting Joe Joyce.
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“I’m probably looking at someone like Savannah Marshall to fight in a cross-gender heavyweight championship match-up.
“That is more interesting to me. I really do rate Savannah as a fighter, I think she’s an unbelievable fighter and I’d be really interested in making the fight to be honest.
“She’s a big girl and a super-middleweight I think, so I’d come down to like 17st from 20 and she could come up from like 12st or something and do a cross-gender fight… I’m being serious.”
When asked if he was frustrated by the latest setback to Whyte, he added: “I’m not bothered, I’m enjoying myself on a daily basis.
“But I’ll be looking forward to that fight with Savannah if Usyk and Joshua don’t happen.
“I’ve always said that I’m only interested in two fights – Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk.
“Apart from that I’m not interested.
“But I would be open to fighting Savannah Marshall – the challenge is out there Savannah. Take it up.”