As the Gypsy King prepares to fly into space, Tyson Fury’s aspirations for 2021 go beyond being the undisputed heavyweight champion.
Fans of boxing expect to see Fury taking on Anthony Joshua with all four heavyweight titles on the line next year.
But with that, the 32-year-old thinks much higher, as he hopes to make a childhood dream come true and be one of the first individuals to experience commercial space travel.
Fury told the Jonathan Ross Show episode this week that he is one of the first ones on the list” to fly with Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic beyond the realms of Planet Earth.
We’ve made some real progress,” Fury said on the show, which airs on ITV this Saturday at 9.25pm, “I’m hopefully going].
I always wanted to go into space. I used to look at the moon, thinking, ‘One day, I want to go there.’
An opportunity emerged this year where the Virgin is traveling in galactic space… supposed to go into space in the middle of the next year.
“I’m going to be one of the first ones on the list.”
Father-of-five Rage maintains that he is not worried about something going wrong in space, saying that his place in history would have been cemented.
“Hopefully I’ll be going to space. I cannot wait,” he said. “God forbid, if anything went wrong, what a tale – what a legendary ending.”
For next year, Fury has other major ambitions, as he is optimistic that his £ 200m mega-fight with Anthony Joshua will go ahead.
As negotiations are ready to continue for the undisputed heavyweight showdown, he has urged his British rival to “grow a pair and sign the contract.”
With a 9th-round knockout of Kubrat Pulev on Saturday, Joshua defended his WBA, IBF, and WBO heavyweight titles in style.
King Fury of the WBC is also waiting to hear if he will be pushed into a third fight with Deontay Wilder, with the contracts still being surveyed by a US judge.
Fury sent a message to Joshua this week when he appeared on Good Morning Britain, an ITV show.
I am very confident that it is going to happen in 2021. Grow a pair and sign the deal, big child,’ he said.
“I think it will be one of the fastest, most explosive fights you’ll see Within four rounds, I’m aiming to take him out.”