In an interview with iFL.tv, Fury said “there was talk” of doing a fight with Tyson, but it didn’t materialize because of money.
“Mike was talking about £500 million ($620 million) figures but what came back to us on paper was a joke,” Fury said. “It was crazy. I did have a $10 million offer from ESPN to do the fight as an exhibition, but I think everyone has moved on now.”
Fury confirmed in a May 26 interview with BT Sport that he received a “phone call asking if I wanted to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition!”
In his conversation with iFL.tv, though, Fury called a fight with Tyson “a lose-lose situation for me” because he “didn’t need to fight a man past his best.”
Since the Tyson exhibition looks to be off, Fury and promoter Bob Arum have been planning for a third fight against Deontay Wilder.
Tyson hasn’t had an official boxing match since June 2005 when he lost to Kevin McBride. He did fight Corey Sanders in a 2006 exhibition bout.