Netflix has announced production of their blockbuster documentary series with Tyson Fury is underway.
The online streaming service began filming with the 34-year-old in April after he defended his WBC world heavyweight title with a sixth-round knockout of Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium.
And they’re currently putting the finishing touches on their series documenting ‘The Gypsy King’.
NEWS: Netflix is in production on a multipart documentary with global boxing star Tyson Fury!
— Netflix UK & Ireland (@NetflixUK) August 24, 2022
Netflix stated on social media:
“The series will have exclusive access to the heavyweight champion of the world as he exits the ring and tries to embrace retirement with his extraordinary family.”
Fury (32-0-1, 23 KOs) has since gone back on his decision to retire from the sport and is looking towards a multi-million-pound undisputed showdown against Oleksandr Usyk.
The Ukrainian, who holds the WBA Super, IBF, IBO, WBO and Fury’s old Ring Magazine belts, beat Fury’s fellow Brit Anthony Joshua by split decision in their rematch at the Jeddah Superdome in Saudi Arabia last Saturday and called out the former unified champion in the aftermath.
Usyk stated that if it wasn’t Fury next, it would be unlikely that he would fight again, having previously cleaned up the cruiserweight division and picking up every belt to become the undisputed king at 200 pounds before moving up to heavyweight back in 2019.
But Fury has issued a time and money demand that is somewhat unrealistic, though the fight is still expected to get made, with December 17 the working date for an outdoor event in the Saudi capital of Riyadh.
Bob Arum, the Top Rank head honcho who looks after Fury’s Stateside affairs, has revealed that talks are underway for the fight, while Frank Warren – who promotes Fury in the UK – stated earlier this week that the purse split for the fight is pretty much agreed at 50-50.
It seems just minor details to be ironed out before an official announcement of the fight that the 90-year-old Arum is calling “the biggest heavyweight fight since Muhammad Ali against Joe Frazier”.