By Jeff Powell For The Daily Mail
Published: 22:33 BST, 14 October 2019 | Updated: 23:51 BST, 14 October 2019
Tyson Fury’s rematch of his epic world heavyweight title draw with Deontay Wilder is in serious doubt as he banks $15million (£11.9m) for his WWE debut in Saudi Arabia this month, with the prospect of even more for a second wrestling extravaganza in the new year.
Fury-Wilder II is scheduled for Las Vegas on February 22 but now the worry as to whether the Gypsy King’s gashed eye will heal in time is not the only question mark.
Asked if his switch to wrestling to face Braun Strowman on October 31 could impact the Wilder fight, Fury replied: ‘There’s a hell of a chance of that.’
Tyson Fury will take on Braun Strowman in his WWE debut in Saudi Arabia on October 31
Wrestling legend Brock Lesnar and former UFC champion Cain Velasquez meet on the same card in Riyadh. Already there is talk of Fury meeting the winner next.
If so, his combined purses from two WWE fights would come close to the $50m he stands to accumulate from what I now understand to be not one but two contracted rematches with Wilder — February in Vegas and Wembley next summer.
Wilder, who has a rematch against Luis Ortiz on November 23, will not be surprised if