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World heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is hoping to get his father John to fight on the undercard of the all-British title clash with Dillian Whyte at Wembley – but has concede it is proving to be difficult.
The Gypsy King will put his WBC belt on the line when he fights Whyte on April 23.
If all goes to plan, Fury will not be the only member of his family on the card next month, with both John and brother Shane potentially looking to join the party.
“I’m trying to get John on the undercard, to be honest,” Fury told Queensbury Promotions.
“We're still working on that. Frank [Warren] is working very hard behind the scenes, it's not been announced but I'm just going to give you a little sneaky preview.
“Big John, trying to get him on the undercard, so yeah. Don't be surprised.”
When asked about a fantastical bout between his father and Matchroom boss Eddie Hearn – who manages and promotes Fury’s rival Anthony Joshua – the 33-year-old was adamant John would come out on top.
“My dad would chin Eddie Hearn in one round, it wouldn’t be 30 seconds,” Fury insisted.
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John is a former professional boxer and bare-knuckle fighter – and has even claimed he has contested over a hundred bouts – so he clearly has the pedigree required.
Fury added it would ‘not be a problem’ to arrange his brother Shane to clash with Whyte’s sibling Dean.
The pair have been verbally sparring for a number of years, and their burgeoning rivalry could finally come to a head on the undercard at Wembley next month.
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Fury said: “We could get those two on the undercard, not a problem. We'll speak to Frank about that.”
The purses for Fury-White have been confirmed, with the Gypsy King set to collect up to 80% of the earnings while Whyte will rake in the biggest package of his career so far.
The Brixton Body Snatcher could see his winnings rise to over £8 million should he secure the world title.
- Tyson Fury
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