Scottish Daily Mail - - Cricket - By JEFF POW­ELL

TYSON FURY is vow­ing to lay WWE gi­ant Braun Strow­man down and out tonight, thereby end­ing claims that pro­fes­sional wrestling is a sham. The Gypsy King’s de­ci­sion to jeop­ar­dise his world heavy­weight cham­pi­onship re­match with Deon­tay Wilder by ven­tur­ing into wrestling has raised eye­brows as sharply as the cut he sus­tained in his last fight. Fury de­fends risk­ing a reopen­ing of that gash above his right eye by say­ing of the op­po­nent he faces in Saudi Ara­bia: ‘This man is 385lb of Braun but I will knock him out be­fore he can rough me up. ‘There will be no pre­tence. I am go­ing into it full-on. I ex­pect to knock him out the first time I con­nect with his chin. But if not I’m ready to wres­tle. I’ve pre­pared for ev­ery­thing in the WWE gym. If any­one thinks this game is fake, they should try it. This is the most pun­ish­ing, phys­i­cal, painful train­ing I’ve been through. I’ve not hurt my body to go out and put on a mock fight or clown around. This will be real.’ Fury (left) de­nied he is wrestling to duck the Wilder re­match. He said: ‘Tell Deon­tay I won’t get in­jured if I can help it. He’s next.’ Fury is un­der­stood to be earn­ing $15mil­lion in the desert. That could tre­ble if he and Wilder come through their in­terim out­ings in­tact.

Fury v Strow­man is live on Sky Sports Box Of­fice.

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