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Saturday Oct 12 2019
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Tyson Fury to launch WWE career at Saudi Arabia's Crown Jewel

By
AFP
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Web Desk
It's a fantastic opportunity for me, says Tyson Fury. Photo: AFP

Tyson Fury will make his professional wrestling debut at the end of this month when he fights Braun Strowman at a pay-per-view Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.

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.

WWE executive vice president Paul 'Triple H' Levesque said, "Braun Strowman will step into the ring with the man who is undefeated in 30 fights, the 6ft 9in 'Gypsy King', Tyson Fury.

"This match between two larger than life athletes was ignited in a moment that captivated the entire world last Friday night at SmackDown."

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

Fury, who is preparing for a rematch with World Boxing Council 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.

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