Boxing news: Tyson Fury makes Deontay Wilder confession and drops Lesnar, Velasquez hints


Tyson Fury confessed that his fight against WWE superstar Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel may have an effect on his rematch with Deontay Wilder but is still keen for more wrestling deals.

Fury will share the ring with Strowman on October 31 at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia even though he is expected to battle Wilder again in a highly-anticipated encounter on February 22 in Las Vegas.

There is concern, however, that the match in Riyadh could have a negative effect on next year’s rematch and The Gypsy King admits “there’s a hell of a chance of that”.

The Lineal Heavyweight Champion has been warned off all physical exercise until mid-November after sustaining 47 stitches around his right eye from his win over Otto Wallin last month.

The former WBA, WBO an IBF World Heavyweight Champion will also not be able to resume sparring until December at the earliest.

However, the undefeated boxer is fully dedicated to the upcoming WWE clash in the Middle East and even hinted that he would be up to wrestling again after Halloween.

The British megastar appears to be open to facing Cain Velasquez and WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, both of which will also fight each other at Crown Jewel, in the near future.

Fury said: “There’s a hell of a chance of that.

“I was supposed to be resting while the eye mended but I’m excited about 385lbs of Braun coming at me.

“Yeah, me against Wilder is the biggest fight in boxing but I’m not thinking about that now.

“I’m just enjoying my life – and concentrating on WWE.

“Who knows what lies beneath?

“Maybe Velasquez, maybe Lesnar.”

Fury and Strowman made their match official on RAW in a scripted contract signing segment and the boxer promised to knock The Monster Among Men out in Saudi Arabia.


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