In a phone interview with WBN, unbeaten heavyweight Tyson Fury has exclusively revealed that promoter Frank Warren made him a substantial offer to fight against rival David Price on the BoxNation format, with the proposal coming just two weeks ago.
The 24 year-old, who stood to pocked a cool £1million himself out of the deal, is set to face American Steve Cunningham on April 20 and explained that there is no rush to get a deal done to oppose his former amateur rival.
“Frank Warren made me the offer to fight on BoxNation two weeks ago and I could have made £1million just on my side from the deal,” Fury told World Boxing News.
“Why should I take that? Frank Maloney offered us £1million between us not long after it started at £100,000 and then went to £350,000, so we could end up making £20million if we fight sometime in the future.”
With Fury gearing up for his US debut in the spring and with his recent statement that the Klitschko’s are no longer on the table, the former British and Irish champion is taking each fight as it comes, leaving a Price fight simmering for the time being.
Price, 29, fights Tony Thompson at the end of this month in what will be his toughest test and may now be the only real threat to the Klitschko domination of the heavyweight division as Fury contemplates other options.