Tommy Fury has responded to being called out by a boxing world champion following his latest win against KSI.
The half-brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson is riding high off the back of his win over KSI at the AO Arena in Manchester back in October.
The crossover fight with the rapper and YouTuber turned Misfits fighter was another high profile fight of Fury’s young career, and much like his last fight with Jake Paul, it was a close contest. Fury landed just 12 jabs and 39 punches to KSI’s 38 punches.
Despite having a point deducted for hitting behind the head, Fury managed to take the majority points decision against KSI, a result which was later changed to a unanimous decision after a scorecard error. His record now stands at 10 wins from 10 with four knockouts.
Speaking to Daily Mail Sport Boxing, Fury has responded to a call out from IBF world cruiserweight champion Jai Opetaia, who said he would happily ‘beat the c**p out of him’.
“I bet he would wouldn’t he, Mr World Champion against a 10 and 0 novice.
A world champion at the pinnacle like that, he’s talking about me as a novice with no amateur background, it’s really good. It’s funny. It’s good to be in this position.”
Fury then admitted he will be staying where the money is for now.
“I’m going to make the most of the crossover scene while it’s here. Let’s not beat around the bush, there’s a lot more money in it than traditional boxing.”
He ended by saying he still aims to win a world title before having up his gloves.
“The plan is always to challenge for that top strap because I wouldn’t feel right in myself to leave the sport and not even try to win the world title. I do believe I will win one because I’ve seen worse people win them.”
Fury has options of rematches against both KSI and Paul and possibly a fight against Jake’s brother, Logan.