Thompson: I want Tyson Fury next in the U.S
By Scott Gilfoid: Tony Thompson (37-3, 25 KO’s) says he wants the trash talking Brit Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) next, but it’s going to have to be in the United States unless Fury’s promoter wants to give him a lot of money to fly over to the UK and fight him.
Thompson feels he was underpaid to the extreme for coming over to the UK to fight David Price last Saturday night, and he doesn’t want that to happen again.
Thompson said to I Film London “Now it’s on Tyson Fury. Tyson Fury has been running his p**** mouth for a long time. So you play with p**** and you’re going to get f****d. Now it’s that time…[I want to fight] Tyson Fury’s p**** a** if they want me to come on over here. I lost a lot of pounds and I don’t mean body pounds. I want to be gaining pounds for the next one…[I don’t like] his [Fury] mouth. I wouldn’t even put him in the class of David Price, I wouldn’t, but he continues to slap box people around and think he’s the next coming. Let’s go, Tyson.”
Fury is already talking about wanting to fight Thompson if Fury can get past his April 20th fight against Steve Cunningham. However, if Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessey wants Thompson to come over the UK then he’s going to have to pay him better than he was for the Price fight because Thompson is unhappy about the money he got paid for that fight.
Thompson said “I’m not coming back over here. They vastly underpaid me for this fight. If they want another opportunity to fight me, they going to have to come to my side of the pond, and they’re going to have to pay me what I’m worth.”
So true. It’s a waste to fly over to the UK if you’re not going to get the kind of green stuff that you want. Thompson should hold out for another title shot against Wladimir Klitschko or look to fight Alexander Povetkin for his WBA belt unless Fury’s promoter makes a sweet offer.