Boxer Fury set for WWE fight in Saudi Arabia
LAS VEGAS (AP):
Tyson Fury says his dream is about to come true.
A “lifelong WWE fan”, the former unified world heavyweight champion will fight Braun Strowman at a pay-per-view Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia on October 31.
WWE made the announcement at a news conference in Las Vegas recently.
“It is something I have always dreamed of,” Fury said. “I am undefeated in 30 professional contests and when I go to Saudi Arabia to fight Braun Strowman, I will still be undefeated. I am going there to knock Braun Strowman out.”
Strowman had a warning for his opponent, saying, “in WWE, we don’t wear gloves, you are coming into my world.”
The announcement came at the end of a week that started with Fury and Strowman brawling at Monday Night Raw. They had previously clashed at SmackDown last Friday night.
WWE executive vice-president Paul ‘Triple H’ Levesque called them “two larger-than-life athletes.”