Undefeated British boxer Tyson Fury is training for a comeback and has claimed that he wants Stone Cold Steve Austin in his first fight back.
Despite pro wrestling being classed as sports entertainment rather than an actual sport, there are a lot of similarities between it and combat sports such as boxing and mixed martial arts. They’re so similar in fact, that there has been a long list of crossover stars including the likes of Ken Shamrock and Brock Lesnar, just to name a couple.
Sometimes stars don’t necessarily have to give up one sport to take part in the other, and there are a fair few examples of the worlds of boxing and MMA coming together. Floyd Mayweather took on the Big Show at WrestleMania XXIV and at WrestleMania XIV ten years prior to that Mike Tyson played a key role in the WWE Championship match.
British boxer Tyson Fury is looking to try and have those worlds collide yet again when he makes his in-ring comeback in 2018. The undefeated former World Champion is aiming to be back in a boxing ring by April of next year and, as reported by Gazette Live, he had a surprising answer for who he wants his opponent to be. For some strange reason, Fury wants to box Stone Cold Steve Austin.
Fury’s last match came in November 2015 when he shocked the world and defeated Wladimir Klitschko to extend his undefeated run to 25-0. Fury has only been away from the ring for two years. Steve Austin, on the other hand, wrestled his last match all the way back in 2003 and has repeatedly said that he has no interest in competing ever again. It’s hard to imagine that statement doesn’t extend to him trying his hand at boxing for the first time at the age of 53 against an unbeaten Tyson Fury.
Suffice to say, those of you hoping for a Tyson Fury versus Stone Cold super fight are probably going to be left disappointed. If all goes to plan though, Fury will be back in a boxing ring sometime during the first half of 2018 and will be looking to add to his 25 professional wins.
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