EDDIE HEARN insisted Tyson Fury will only return for "a bucket load of money" as he shot down a "FREE" fight with Anthony Joshua.

Fury retired in April after knocking out Dillian Whyte at Wembley and claimed only £500MILLION could bring him back.

But he soon backtracked and announced he would fight AJ for nothing, so long as his British rival beat Oleksandr Usyk.

The contradictory statements were highlighted by Joshua's promoter Hearn, who laughed off the thought of Fury fighting without pay.

He said on DAZN: “He’s a genius Tyson Fury because no one ever questions what he says.

“On the one hand, he said you’ve got to pay him 500 million to come out of retirement, and in the next sentence, he says he will fight AJ for free on non-pay-per-view.


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"It’s absolutely brilliant. The only way Tyson Fury’s going to fight again is for a bucket load of money, and Tyson Fury will go to Timbuktu or Mars for a bucket load of money.”

Joshua, 32, rematches Usyk, 35, on August 20 in Saudi Arabia, bidding to avenge his loss from September.

And Fury, 33, surprisingly backed his long-time British rival to win so that they can fight in an undisputed title decider.

But again, the Gypsy King spoke out to claim he will only face AJ on free-to-air TV and without tickets sales.

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Fury said on Instagram: "This is reconfirmation on what I've said about fighting Anthony Joshua for f*** all in England.

"That's how the fight happens, I'll sign the contract today. The fight's got to be for free. Free-to-air television and all tickets go for free.

"No money is to be made out of this British historic fight if it happens. There's the terms, I'm in the driving street.

"Take it of effing leave it. The ball is in your court guys, take it or leave it either way I don't give a damn. There's the offer. Peace out."

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