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.
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.
However, when asked about that potential showdown by IFL TV, Fury said that there are only two men he wants to get in the ring.
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.”
Source: The Sun