Boxing champ Tyson Fury set for WWE match vs. Braun Strowman


Tyson Fury poses during a ceremonial weigh-in in Las Vegas. (John Locher/AP)

LAS VEGAS — 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 Oct. 31.

WWE made the announcement at a news conference in Las Vegas on Friday.

"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."

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