Tyson Fury wants Croke Park heavyweight title clash

New heavyweight World champion Tyson Fury wants to fight at GAA HQ.

The former Irish heavyweight champ won the belt at the weekend in Duesseldorf, and would love nothing more than to defend it in Dublin.

Speaking this afternoon on RTÉ Radio One, Fury explained that “I’ve always said I’d like to fight in Croke Park. Maybe that can be a reality one day.

“I’ve always said there’s a couple of venues that I want to box in in the world. One of them is Madison Square Garden, I’ve done that one. One of them is Old Trafford, I haven’t done that one. The other one is Croke Park.

“That’s the three venues I want to box in.”

Indeed, true to his word, Fury has been calling for a fight in Croke Park since way back in 2012.

A rematch with Klitschko in Dublin may be too far a stretch, with Wembley or a German football stadium looking more likely, however an eventual appearance at Jones’s Road isn’t completely out of the question.

If such a fight were to ever happen, Fury would be following in the footsteps of the legendary Muhammad ALi who famously fought at thre iconic venue in 1972 where he scored an 11th round stoppage over Al ‘Blue’ Lewis in a non-title bout.

Joe O'Neill

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