Tyson Fury can have a ‘fanastic career in movies’, says Rocky star Sylvester Stallone, who offers the British world heavyweight champion a role in his Expendables film series
- Sylvester Stallone congratulated Tyson Fury on his win over Deontay Wilder
- Stallone, who starred in and directed the Rocky series, is a big boxing fan
- The American actor has a offered Fury a role in his next Expendables film
If Tyson Fury does follow through on his retirement hint then he could well have a career in Hollywood waiting for him.
That’s the view of legendary Rocky actor Sylvester Stallone, anyway, who has offered the WBC heavyweight champion from Morecambe a role in his next Expendables movie.
Fight fan Stallone, 75, sent 33-year-old Brit Fury a video message congratulating him on his recent win over Deontay Wilder.
‘It couldn’t happen to a better guy,’ Stallone said. ‘I think you have a fantastic career in movies. So, the next Expendables? Done deal!’ The Expendables 4 is due out next year, but Fury can expect a call for the fifth movie.
Tyson Fury celebrates retaining the WBC heavyweight belt earlier this month
Boxing fan Sylvester Stallone has offered Fury a role in his next Expendables movie
Stallone also sent Fury an message, which read: ‘Super congratulations to Tyson Fury for that incredible display of championship strength, guts and courage! Also tremendous respect to Deontay Wilder who proved to be a warrior on the night.’
Fury, who remains undefeated in his 32 professional fights, spoke of his uncertainty over what the future holds for him after his 11th-round knockout of Wilder in Las Vegas earlier this month.
He told the Telegraph: ‘I don’t know what’s going to happen. I’ve got one fight left on my contract with Top Rank and ESPN and we’ll see what that is.
‘But I’m not thinking about boxing right now. I don’t know how many fights I’ve got left. I don’t know if I need to fight anymore. I don’t know what the future holds.
Fury knocked out Deontay Wilder in the 11th round of a thrilling fight in Las Vegas
‘I am motivated to get up in the morning do a little bit of training, and enjoy my day. I don’t have any goals in boxing, I have done everything and won everything, the only one to do it in my era.
‘I will always have been the WBC, WBA, WBO, IBF, Ring magazine champion, that will not evaporate in history, but once it is done, it is done and you cannot get it back.
‘Once you are done, it doesn’t matter how many belts you have, who you beat, what your record is. You are just another bare bum in the shower and I have always had that opinion.’
Fury could regain his status as undisputed heavyweight champion of the world if he beats Oleksandr Usyk next year. Usyk faces a rematch with Anthony Joshua first.