Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 12 November 2019

Boxer champion Tyson Fury to make WWE debut against Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia

Heavyweight fighter will make the brief switch to professional wrestling when he fights on the card in Saudi Arabia on October 31

Braun Strowman, left, and Tyson Fury, right, is separated by Triple H at a press conference to announce their WWE fight in Saudi Arabia. AFP
Braun Strowman, left, and Tyson Fury, right, is separated by Triple H at a press conference to announce their WWE fight in Saudi Arabia. AFP

Boxing's lineal heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will make his WWE debut in Saudi Arabia where he will fight Braun Strowman later this month.

Fury will make the brief switch to professional wrestling when he fights on a World Wrestling Entertainment Inc. (WWE) card in Saudi Arabia on October 31.

"How honoured I am to be here and be involved in such a massive event in Saudi Arabia. It's a fantastic opportunity for me," Fury said at a news conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday.

Fury made a ringside appearance at WWE Smackdown last Friday where he was confronted by Strowman.

Fury, who is preparing for a rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder next year, said performing in the WWE has long been dream of his. In December, Fury got off the canvas to earn a draw with Wilder.

"This is something I've always dreamed of. I am lifelong WWE fan and this is a fantastic opportunity for me," Fury said.

"When I go to Saudi, I am still going to be undefeated, I am going to knock Braun Strowman out. He's meeting a guy who has the best hands in boxing. He don't want none of these hands."

Strowman said he will have the upper hand when Fury makes his wrestling debut.

"Tyson heed my warning. In WWE we don't wear gloves and you are coming into my world," Strowman said.

Fury will not be the first high-profile boxing figure to make an appearance in the WWE.

Former undisputed heavyweight champion Mike Tyson made a cameo in the wrestling company back in 1998, before 10 years later undefeated superstar Floyd Mayweather followed suit.

Updated: October 12, 2019 10:07 AM

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