Tyson Fury must put WWE Career on hold for now


Boxing: Weigh-in” (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) by paul62_2017

Tyson Fury’s larger than life personality makes him a perfect fit for the world of WWE where the ability to entertain is just as important as any achievements inside the ring. The man known as the ‘Gypsy King’ made a memorable wrestling debut in October 2019 as he defeated Braun Strowman and it’s clear that there is unfinished business as far as the WWE is concerned.

However, to the majority of combat sports fans across the world, Tyson Fury should be known as a boxer, first and foremost, and he is lining up some important assignments in 2021 and possibly beyond.

McIntyre eyes Fury

One man who is desperate for Tyson Fury to return to WWE is Drew McIntyre who knows that the English fighter is going to be a big draw for wrestling fans. McIntyre is in a rich vein of form right now, having claimed the WWE Championship at RAW in November when he defeated Randy Orton and he’s got a busy period lined up. If a battle with Fury isn’t feasible just yet, McIntyre will switch his attention to Wade Barrett but the Gypsy King remains firmly in his sights.

There is added incentive for McIntyre who was born in Scotland and he’s stated that any battle with Tyson Fury would draw the biggest pay per view audience from the UK since SummerSlam 1992. Potential dates were thought to have been considered in 2020 but, like the rest of the sporting world, wrestling has been forced into a rescheduling. Now, as we move into 2021, Tyson Fury may have other priorities.

Fury v Joshua

Following a lengthy hiatus from the ring, Tyson Fury made his return to professional boxing in 2018. At the very start of the year, he had to reapply for his boxing license following a lengthy personal battle and a prolonged absence from the sport.

Happily, the return was a successful one and he ended 2018 with a memorable heavyweight title fight against Deontay Wilder. Most observers felt that the Englishman had done enough to claim the belt but, following a controversial draw and a split decision, the obvious next step was to undertake a rematch.

Fast forward to February 2020 and the follow-up fight took place with Fury forcing a stoppage in the seventh round. Wilder is anxious for a third fight to complete the trilogy but fellow Briton Anthony Joshua seems to have come to the front of the queue.

While there is no definite date for any of these fights, a Fury v Joshua match up looks to be the most likely scenario and there are betting markets as LegalBetting.com already in place for the potential fight. Gypsy King Fury is set to go off as the clear favourite in the straight result market at around 4/7 while Anthony AJ Joshua is behind at 7/4.

As and when any dates are confirmed, more sportsbooks will get involved and those odds are likely to change but Tyson Fury is almost certain to start as the favourite. Opinion and fight previews will also be in place so that readers can consider their options in the build-up to the first bell.

WWE and Tyson Fury: A Natural Fit

No-one can see into the future but the WWE would clearly welcome Tyson Fury back and he could be set to make a permanent switch into wrestling before too long. Were he to take on and beat Anthony Joshua in 2021, it may be fair to suggest that Fury will have achieved everything that’s he’s set out to accomplish as a boxer. A third fight with Wilder may always be on the cards but, at the age of 33, the time would potentially be right to make a more long term switch to the wrestling fraternity.

He’s been a controversial figure for much of his career but he’s always been entertaining and Fury would surely attract a huge UK audience for WWE events moving forward. That’s a big incentive for the promoters and, with Tyson Fury set to sign off on his boxing achievements, WWE may soon get their man.





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