TYSON FURY has admitted his dream is to have Denzel Washington play him in a Hollywood movie about his life.
The Gypsy King revealed he has had many offers to feature his incredible comeback from his mental health struggles to the top of boxing on the big screen.
The 31-year-old – one of Britain’s most outlandish and flamboyant sports stars – drew many plaudits for turning his life around after battling drug addiction and depression.
The 6ft 9in heavyweight ballooned to a whopping 28st at his heaviest during his two-year absence from the ring.
But in an incredible turnaround, Fury battled back to eventually claim the WBC belt from Deontay Wilder at the second time of asking in February to cap one of the greatest sporting comebacks.
And the Mancunian admitted he has since been inundated by offers to have his career given the feature film treatment.
Fury, who claimed A-List star Denzel was the "only man" capable of playing him back in 2018, doubled down on his ambition to have the Training Day actor take on the role.
He told BT Sport: “I’m in talks with Hollywood movie directors now for ‘The Tyson Fury Life Story’. They asked me like, ‘Who would you want to play [you]’, and I said, ‘Obviously Denzel’.
He has got enough to play anybody! I’m not sure if he can do the husky voice, though! You need to punch him in the throat for that one!
“I’ve always said Denzel [Washington]. And then everybody… laughed about it. Whatever. Well, I’d love to finalize who’s gonna be the actor.”
Two-time Oscar winner Denzel already has experience playing boxers following his role as Rubin Carter in 1999's The Hurricane.
But despite the veteran actor turning 66 this year, Fury admitted his one reservation doesn't concern the American's age.
The Brit added: “He [Denzel] has got enough to play anybody! I’m not sure if he can do the husky voice, though! You need to punch him in the throat for that one!”
Fury himself revealed last year that he has been offered a Hollywood role in a Sylvester Stallone blockbuster.
In addition to his boxing success, the Gypsy King has released an autobiography, a fitness book, a song with Robbie Williams and made his WWE debut.
He said: “I’ve got things going on. I’ve been offered quite a few different things. Parts on a couple of well-known series, yes? Very well known, which I can’t divulge [in] because I might just do it, yeah? And it will be a big surprise.
“We’ve even been in talks with ITV for a second “Gypsy King” series. Yeah, a lot of things happening. But at the moment, nothing can be thought about really seriously. Because there is nothing really happening right now.”
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