Despite this latest claim that professional boxing is not for people of his age, Fury Snr has talked about a return to the ring in recent times. In 2020, after Mike Tyson announced an exhibition fight against Roy Jones Jr, he made it clear that he would like the chance to go toe-to-toe with ‘the baddest man on the planet’.

“I’ll fight Mike Tyson, he’s making a comeback,” he said. “I know he mentions my boy’s name every five minutes, but here I am, John Fury is hiding from no man, not even the king of the old men Mike Tyson. I will fight Mike Tyson – I will not be denied, I will die in a fight.”