Tyson Fury wants Brock Lesnar or Cain Velasquez fight before Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury’s wrestling career may not stop with his bout again Braun Strowman, with the heavyweight lineal champion teasing the possibility of taking on Brock Lesnar or Cain Velasquez.

The Gypsy King attended a press conference on Friday in Las Vegas to announce his fight with Strowman in Saudi Arabia at the end of October, while Lesnar and Velasquez will face off at Crown Jewell in Riyadh too.

And Fury says he would be open to fighting the winner despite his looming rematch with Deontay Wilder scheduled to take place in February.

‘This could be the first of many depending on how we go on and how much damage I take on October 31,’ he told reporters after the announcement.

‘My fight with Wilder is, barring none, the biggest fight in our sport, there is no other bigger, but I’m not concentrating on that I’m just enjoying my life.

‘I’m not thinking about Wilder, I’m thinking about Braun Strowman. That’s a big guy – 385lbs of brawn coming at me!’

On whether he’d consider taking on Velasquez, he continued: ‘Who knows? After Braun Strowman, who knows what lies beneath. Maybe Cain Velasquez, maybe Brock Lesnar, who knows.’

Asked if the Strowman fight could impact the Wilder rematch, he continued: ‘There’s a hell of a chance of that.

‘Getting invited here, people say “WWE is fake, it’s this it’s that”, when I got here it was a hard reality. It’s the most physical, taxing sport I’ve ever been involved in.

‘I’ve only had a few days training, this is a really, really physical, damaging, brutalising sport. It’s really opened my eyes to how athletic these guys really are.

‘It’s a contact sport, there’s going to be injuries. I’m not worried. I’m a prize fighter, a fighting man. I’m the Gypsy King. I’ve been fighting my whole life, this is just another step along the road of fighting.’

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