Tyson Fury admits Deontay Wilder rematch is at risk after signing deal to appear at WWE Crown Jewel – The Sun
TYSON FURY has cast doubt on whether he will be ready for the Deontay Wilder rematch in February.
The Gypsy King recently announced his sensational switch to WWE, where he will fight Braun Strowman at the Crown Jewel event in Saudi Arabia.
But boxing fans will be desperate to see Fury back in another type of ring to challenge Wilder for his WBC heavyweight title early next year.
The pair famously fought to a draw – with most believing Fury was cheated out of the world title.
But first up is a wrestling match against the Monster of Men Strowman on October 31 in the Middle East.
Speaking to ESPN, Fury admitted all his focus is on his WWE debut.
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He said: “Potentially, anything can happen in a ring.
“With two big massive guys, you never know what can happen in there.
“But hopefully, touch wood, everything goes well and we roll on to February 22 [when the rematch is pencilled in for].
“I’m concentrating on Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia at Crown Jewel for now.
“I only take one fight at a time as I’ve always said. When I get past this one, then we’ll look at the Wilder rematch.”
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The Gypsy King will reportedly bank £12million from his WWE appearances, with WWE legend Triple H revealing he has been blown away by the Brit's wrestling skills.
It's been an incredible year for Fury, with the former unified champion signing an £80million deal with Top Rank in February.
Wins against Tom Schwarz and Otto Wallin in America have helped build up his name in the US, while his autobiography 'Behind the Mask' is set to hit the shelves next month.
And Fury has even teamed up with Robbie Willians in the festive song Bad Sharon in the fight for the Christman No1.
But boxing promoter Eddie Hearn has claimed that Fury may have lost the hunger to fight in boxing again, but praised him for seizing every available opportunity.
Speaking to iFL TV, he said: "Listen Tyson’s [Fury] on a roll right now, he’s going for it. He’s got a Christmas single coming out, he’s doing WWE wrestling – his heads gone completely but he’s absolutely living life, so good luck to him.
“I think he’s packing up boxing, I really think that he’s looking at it and thinking 'I’ve made a nice few quid over the last few fights, I’m enjoying life.'
“I just think he’s looking at this other world and going 'do you know what, this is a lot more fun than getting my head punched and going into camp.'
“I’m sure he’ll fight again but I don’t think he’s got the hunger."
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