The surprising fact however is that the extraordinary offer has been made by an Arabian sheikh as part of a private event to be watched by only 120 millionaires, reports Daily Mail. Each of the 120 millionaires have agreed to shell out one million each to watch the match on a yacht.
“The sheik wanted us to fight as we sailed on an exclusive cruise with just 120 millionaires on board paying one million dollars each to watch,” says Fury. “No TV, no press. Just some of the wealthiest men in the world. And it was deadly serious.”
“Wladimir was up for it. I was super up for it as I would have been getting the lion’s share of the $120million (£82m). It fell through in the end and one of the problems was our fans being shut out,” Fury added.
A match between Fury and Klitschko on a yacht would sure have been quite a watch.
Fury however, wants to fight Klitschko in London at Wembley Stadium.
“It’s absolutely ideal for us to take over. It’s looking like our fight will be in the summer. Early June is perfect,” Tyson said.
“It gives me my correct preparation time and we’ll be done before my wife has our second baby in July.”
Fury then asked himself: “Would I like to fight in front of 80,000 at Wembley Stadium like Carl Froch?”
He answered: “I’d love it.”
Fury, however has ruled out that rematch for the venue has already been set for a football stadium in Germany.
“Nothing has been agreed. We are in negotiation with two Middle East venues, Abu Dhabi and Qatar, Croke Park in Dublin, Wembley and for Germany again,” he said.
“To be honest, after the first fight in Dusseldorf it’s only right that Wladimir returns the favour by coming to England. We’ll only go back to Germany if it makes the most sense financially. Although if that’s the way it is I’ll still beat him again. And this time I’ll knock him out because he’ll have to come after me and that will leave him open,” Tyson added.
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