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Tyson Fury Believes He Could Beat Brock Lesnar 'In A Proper Fight'

Tyson Fury Believes He Could Beat Brock Lesnar 'In A Proper Fight'

Tyson Fury has claimed that he would 'flatten' Brock Lesnar 'in a WWE match or proper fight'.

Fury told the True Geordie Podcast that he's watched lots of Lesnar and that he is confident he could best the current WWE Champion.

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He said:

"I fancy a fight with Brock, for sure.

"I've watched a few of his fights.

"(He's) pretty handy, but I can flatten him. In a WWE match or a proper fight, I can flatten Brock Lesnar in 30 seconds."

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It's a very bold claim to make about Lesnar who is one of the world's greatest athletes.

Lesnar with manager Paul Heyman. (Image Credit: WWE Network)
Lesnar with manager Paul Heyman. (Image Credit: WWE Network)

He's currently signed to the WWE and has had stints in the UFC where he was heavyweight champion between 2008 and 2010.

Fury has also made a transition to wrestling over the last few months.

He defeated Braun Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia back in October.

The talk of facing Lesnar first came up a few weeks ago when Fury said 'The Beast Incarnate' would 'wake up in Tokyo' should they ever clash.

"Hopefully you see me in the (WWE) ring again." he told Corey Graves' After The Bell podcast.

"I want to fight Brock Lesnar next. One clip from the Gypsy King and he'll wake up in Tokyo.

"Who knows, it might happen at WrestleMania (36) in Florida."

He's also expressed an interest in pursuing an MMA career in the future.

Footage emerged earlier this month of him training on pads with UFC fighter Darren Till.

When asked what it would take to get into the cage, the 31-year-old said:

"It wouldn't take a lot.

"I've got three fights left on my contract (with ESPN), when they're up I'm coming for every UFC heavyweight there is."

Till has also spoken about Fury's training to BT and he thinks there's a 70% chance he makes it to the octagon.

"I think it's about 70/30. 70 yes, 30 no," Till said.

"You gotta remember boxing to MMA is very different as well. He's making a lot of money, he's a top three heavyweight. I'd love to see it for the entertainment factor."

You have to think Fury would rather take on Lesnar in WWE than in the octagon.

But he has the little matter of longtime boxing rival Deontay Wilder coming up early next year.

The duo are set for their heavily anticipated rematch to take place on February 22.


Featured Image Credit: True Geordie & WWE

Topics: Tyson Fury, Boxing, UFC, WWE, MMA

Daniel Marland

Daniel is a freelancer journalist for SPORTbible and covers a variety of sports but specialises in football & wrestling. He also has past experience of working at Manchester United and once locked eyes with Jose Mourinho. Shockingly, he lived to tell the tale.

 

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