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Fury deciding whether to fight for Ireland or Team GB in the Olympics

Considering a summer rematch with Wladimir Klitschko is on the cards it might prove a throw away comment, but Tyson Fury (25-0) says he wants to fight in the Olympics and win gold Rio.

The WBO and WBA heavyweight champion of the World tried to represent Ireland before  2008 and claims the country missed the chance to win gold by preventing him from going to Beijing with Kenneth Egan, Paddy Barnes, Darren Sutherland and co.

A move to the pro ranks seemed to put paid to the giant former Irish Champions Olympic podium hopes, however with the AIBA revealing the plan to allow professional’s compete in Rio the door is open to Fury and his pro counterparts.

Speaking to IFL TV on Saturday night Fury claimed he was just deciding which country to represent in the Games this summer.

“The only thing I didn’t win is was an Olympic Gold medal. So I’m just deciding on a country that I want to go for in the Olympic Games.”

“I’m being serious alright. If I get that I’ve topped everything, there’s nothing left for me to do, than just retire. So lets hope that I get that.”


Integral part of the Irish boxing community for over 13 years