Tom Schwarz needed to sleep on fight offer from Tyson Fury

Tom Schwarz needed to sleep on fight offer from Tyson Fury

Schwarz didn’t immediately jump at the chance to fight Fury (Picture: Getty)The announcement of Tom Schwarz as Tyson Fury’s opponent shocked many boxing fans, but the German fighter himself couldn’t believe the Gypsy King wanted to fight him.
Schwarz, 24-0, was actually hoping for a clash with Anthony Joshua before his promoter informed him they had received an offer from Top Rank and Fury.
In fact, the offer came as such a shock for Schwarz, his instinct was to turn it down.
‘After my last fight I went on holiday,’ Schwarz told the Independent.

Fury is the big favourite against Schwarz (Picture: AP)‘When I got back my promoter asked me which heavyweight I would most like to fight. He said ‘who is the best heavyweight for you Tom?’
‘Then he asked me who I think the best heavyweight in the world is. I said Tyson Fury. He is a bad and crazy boxer, I would never fight him.
‘But I’d fight Anthony Joshua, that would be a good fight for me.
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Schwarz wanted to fight at the MGM (Picture: Top Rank)‘Then my promoter said to me: ‘Tom, we have a contract to fight Tyson Fury’.
‘I just couldn’t believe it. I thought ‘no way’. I slept on it for one night and then I said yes, of course. It’s the MGM.
‘I thought hard about saying ‘no’ on that first night but since then, everyday I have thought ‘yes’.’
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