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The heavyweight champ taking on the retired legend (suddenly in excellent shape) in an exhibition match sounds like the plotline of "Rocky Balboa."

But Tyson Fury sounded serious when the WBC heavyweight titleholder said he'd consider fighting Mike Tyson. 

"I did get a phone call with a chance to fight Mike Tyson. I was like 'Ahhh.' I had a phone call saying, 'Would you like to fight Mike Tyson in an exhibition fight?' I said, 'Hell yeah,' but I don't think anything's materialized out of it," Fury said in an interview with BT Sport published Tuesday.

It may seem far-fetched, with Fury at the top of the sport after defeating Deontay Wilder by technical knockout in the seventh round in a highly anticipated rematch last February. 

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Tyson hasn't fought since 2005, but the 53-year-old has open to a rematch for charity. 

Fury won't stop the older men from hopping in the ring — he may even be in the opposite corner. 

"If they're both medically fit to fight, then let them do what they've got to do," he told BT Sport. "It's their life, not mine."

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