Tyson Fury has seemingly switched his attention to a TV star after the collapse of his trilogy clash with Derek Chisora.
The WBC heavyweight champion claimed earlier this week that a deal to face his British rival – who he has already beaten twice – had been agreed.
But Fury revealed that the goalposts had been moved and that he would no longer be engaging in dialogue over a showdown with his old pal.
And the 33-year-old has instead taken to social media to tell the world that he had flown to Iceland in a bid to goad the Game of Thrones star into a fight.
“You know where we are, guy, Iceland,”
“And you know what we’re doing here? We’re looking for Thor.”
Tyson Fury and John Fury have flown to Iceland on a whim to try and provoke a face-to-face confrontation with Hafthor Bjornsson today, only to find he's not there so they've gone to the pub instead…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) August 11, 2022
Hafthor Bjornsson is an Icelandic professional strongman, actor, and former professional basketball player.
He had been in preliminary discussions to face ‘The Gypsy King’ in an exhibition before Fury ramped up his preparations to return to the ring, with a stadium to be confirmed in London, England, set to host the clash.
‘Thor’ made headlines with an exhibition bout of his own back in March, flooring his strongman rival Eddie Hall twice to win by unanimous decision, and now it seems Fury is looking to revisit the idea of taking on the 33-year-old.
Fury, who travelled three hours with his father John, explained:
“So we came to Iceland to fight Thor.
“He’s not here, so now, Thor, if you want any smoke with the Gypsy King, you’re going to have to come to Morecambe Bay and find me.”
During their trip, the father-son duo stopped to buy famous Viking hats and visited a pub at the end of the day.
Bjornsson was in Rome filming at the time of Fury’s arrival in his homeland, but he was made aware of the escapades of the former unified world champion and responded to the news”
“I’m currently in Rome filming a movie.
“Guess what? Tyson Fury’s in Iceland. He tried to find me, but couldn’t find me, because I’m not there.
“But Tyson, if your team is serious, if you’re serious about fighting me, have your team send me a contract. Let’s get serious and I’ll find you, I’ll come to you.”