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Tyson Fury had a secret meeting with Tony Bellew last year - details finally revealed

GiveMeSport | Updated: 2018-08-16 19:26:09

This Saturday, Belfast will host Tyson Fury’s second competitive fight since returning from his infamous two-year ban after having tested positive for a banned substance in February 2015.

Fury’s return to boxing has been well documented, often thanks to Fury himself delivering his straight-to-the-point messages to hundreds of thousands of social media followers. 

These messages have caused plenty of debate amongst boxing fans, and even attracted attention from boxers themselves.

Last month, Fury claimed that negotiations for ‘The Gypsy King’ to challenge the WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder in December had begun.

Fury’s promoter Frank Warren even ‘expects him (Fury) to fight him (Wilder) before the end of the year’.

However, following a recent interview with popular YouTube boxing channel iFL TV, Fury has revealed surprising information about him agreeing to fight Tony ‘Bomber’ Bellew earlier in 2018.

After David Haye injured himself before his highly anticipated rematch with Bellew, Fury has revealed that the Liverpudlian called him up to have a secret meeting to talk about a possible fight.

As a result of the meeting, the fighters agreed on a 50/50 deal for whatever date they (Bellew-Haye) were supposed to fight on, Fury claims. 

"I’ll fight you in my comeback, no problem, I’ll take that date." 

This proposed British heavyweight clash is a fight which boxing fans would love to see.

If this fight was agreed, it would have been intriguing with Fury claiming that he was 27st when he agreed the fight, compared to Bellew’s average weight of 15st. 

The interest in the fight would have been outstanding, despite the fact that no world championship belts would have been on the line.

There’s the undefeated Fury, making his eagerly awaited comeback after having previously held three of the heavyweight belts, and then there’s Bellew, who is a household name following his cleverly promoted British clash with former heavyweight champion Haye. 

Watch Fury's interview below, and scroll to 04:30 to hear about the secret meeting.

However, despite these secret meetings before Bellew vs Haye 2, Fury stated: "They decided not to go down the Tyson Fury route, they went down the David Haye route. That to me, shows there is no deal there."

All boxing fans must take the words of most of these fighters and promoters with a pinch of salt as it is often hard to filter out the truth from the mind games. 

However, if Fury’s claims are to be trusted, his confidence to fight the world’s best in whatever shape increases the anticipation on this already fascinating and competitive heavyweight division. 

With Fury down to 18-and-a-half stone, and claiming that he is close to being back to his best, and if he can hurdle the Italian obstacle in the form of Francesco Pianeta this Saturday, boxing fans should expect some box office fights to be booked in the coming months.

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