Former unified world heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (29-0-1) has admitted there’s a big chance his WWE affair could hurt the chances of him fighting the WBC champion Deontay Wilder (41-0-1) again this upcoming February.
The British boxer last fought in September when he defeated Otto Wallin, but Sweden’s best boxer was not a walk in the park for “The Gypsy King” who got cut twice above his right eye. Soon after that, Fury made an appearance in WWE where he got into a scuffle with Braun Strowman and now the two will fight at WWE’s Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.
The wrestling event is scheduled for October 31, as his pro wrestling debut will see him cash in around £11.9million.
That being said, Fury and WWE love affair could really affect the chances of a much-anticipated rematch with “The Bronze Bomber”, according to Fury himself.
When asked if his decision to switch to wrestling could impact the Wilder fight, the 31-year-old replied:
“There’s a hell of a chance of that.”
Tyson even suggested he would be willing to take on the winner of wrestling legend Brock Lesnar and former UFC champion Cain Velasquez when they meet on the same card in Riyadh.
He added: “Who knows what lies beneath? Maybe Velasquez, maybe Lesnar.”
“I’d like to take this opportunity to say how honored I am to be here and involved,” Fury said at the press conference. This is something I’ve always dreamed of, I’m a lifelong WWE fan and this is a fantastic opportunity for me”.