Pro heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury is slated to step into the squared circle for a one-off match against Braun Strowman at the upcoming WWE Crown Jewel pay-per-view event.
Fury’s promoter, Frank Warren, was recently interviewed on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast of TalkSport.
This is where Warren made it known that he didn’t know about the match ahead of time and that he’s not pleased with Fury opting to work with WWE due to it potentially jeopardizing his boxing career.
“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.”
Warren continued by noting that while he doesn’t approve of the match, he is trying to stay positive about it.
“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.”
You can listen to a snippet of the interview here:
H/T to talkSport for the transcription