Tyson Fury’s putting his reputation on the line in WWE debut against Braun Strowman
Morecambe’s Tyson Fury says he is not worried about losing his unbeaten record when he makes his professional wrestling debut in Saudi Arabia on Thursday night.
Undefeated heavyweight Fury has won 29 and drawn one of his 30 fights in the boxing ring.
But the 31-year-old ‘Gypsy King’ faces an altogether different test at WWE’s Crown Jewel against American Braun Strowman, winner of the greatest Royal Rumble Championship in 2018.
Asked if he was worried about losing his undefeated record at the pre-fight press conference in Riyadh, Fury said: “Definitely not. I’m undefeated 30 and 0 as a professional, it’s going to be a good fight and I’m looking forward to it. Braun is the biggest man I’ve ever faced.
“It’s good to fight somebody who’s looking at me eye to eye and we’re going to put on a real spectacle for the fans.”
Fury had a slight limp as he walked on to the stage in Riyadh, the result of Strowman taking a shot at him as he trained at the WWE Performance Center last week.
But he said: “I’m good. I’m 100 per cent, I never make any excuses. I’ll be ready for the night, don’t worry about that.
“This is a fantastic stadium and I’m ready to put on a show tomorrow night.”
Strowman denied that he had taken a cheap shot at Fury in the build-up to their fight.
“I wouldn’t necessarily call it a cheap shot,” said the 6ft 8ins Strowman. “It was more of a, ‘Open your eyes Tyson Fury’. I told you that you were stepping into my ring, into my world, and you just got a bit of a taste of what’s going to happen to you at Crown Jewel.”