Frank Warren, the promoter for lineal heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury, is not best pleased at his client’s decision to have a match for WWE against Braun Strowman in Saudi Arabia on October 31.
Fury is set to take on heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder next spring, and Warren doesn’t think Fury should be risking injury by stepping into a very different ring.
Speaking to TalkSport, Warren said:
“What can you say? He went out there to watch it and the next minute he’s involved in it, it’s unbelievable. But that’s Tyson. He’s supposed to be taking a rest and taking it easy, but he’s decided that he wants to do this and he’s going to do it… No he didn’t [discuss it with me]. He’s done it and we’ve discussed it afterwards. I’d be a liar if I said I was pleased with it, I’d prefer him not to do it but he’s doing it.”
On the topic of a potential injury:
“Listen, I’ve seen WWE fighters get cuts, it’s the nature of contact sports. It could happen but I hope it doesn’t. I’d prefer he didn’t do it because it could jeopardize his boxing career. But he’s doing it and he’s his own man. In some ways I suppose it’s keeping him focussed and keeping fit and well. It’s not like he’s a baby, he’s 30 years of age.”