Fury vows to fight ’12 bums’ before retiring and ‘sick to death’ of fellow stars

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    Tyson Fury claims he will go on a 'bum a month' rampage to destroy his boxing rivals.

    The Gyspy King is a huge favourite to defend his WBC heavyweight title against veteran Derek Chisora at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Saturday night. Undefeated Fury is returning to the ring for the first time since brutally knocking out Dillian Whyte at Wembley in April.

    The 34-year-old has been unable to arrange an undisputed super fight with Ukrainian Oleksandr Usyk, while a 'Battle of Britain' against Anthony Joshua has also fallen through the cracks. And Fury has insisted that Chisora poses a real threat to his reign as heavyweight champion, despite receiving criticism for offering an opponent, who has lost 12 fights, a surprise title shot.

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    Fury is adamant he could not have set up a hotly-anticipated clash against Usyk or Joshua in 2022, but is ready to run through a series of challengers in the new year.

    “I can’t physically get all these men to fight," Fury told The Sportsman. "If they’re there to fight next year, then game on, but if not, then I’ll fight whoever. I can go on a bum a month campaign, like Joe Louis did, and just fight 12 bums. Wherever it is. Give a guy in Italy a chance, like Apollo did in Rocky, and bring something back to the game."

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    While Fury announced a premature retirement after his victory over Whyte, there is little doubt that he will continue to fight after his bout against Chisora, a man he defeated convincingly on two occasions earlier in his career.

    And Fury is still angered by the apparent reluctance of his biggest challengers to fight him as he further looks to cement his status as the greatest heavyweight of his era.

    “I’m sick to death of trying to make these fights happen," he added. "I’ve got to live my life and I’m not going to live my life for anybody else. If you see me fighting the local binman next then be happy for me because I’m in a happy place.”

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