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Tyson Fury risks having Deontay Wilder rematch delayed until 2021 by appearing in WWE.
Tyson Fury is expected to announce his WWE debut at a press conference on Friday.
The Gypsy King and Braun Strowman are expected to clash in Saudi Arabia on October 31 as part of US broadcaster FOX’s plans to build Fury’s rematch with Deontay Wilder next February.
Boxing experts fear an injury would rule the Brit out of a second fight between Fury and Wilder.
The Gypsy King’s promoter Frank Warren told Metro: “His profile gets bigger every time and he’s doing us promoters a real favour by going on WWE. But truthfully, I don’t like the risk of his cut opening up. Tyson’s a law unto himself. It’s risky though, no doubt about that. In an ideal world I’d prefer he didn’t do it, but it’s all about the bigger picture for him. He’s a natural wrestling star.”