Tyson Fury beats Braun Strowman at WWE Crown Jewel match


Fury last boxing fight was a points win over Otto Wallin in September

It was expected to be odd, and it didn’t fail to deliver.

Tyson Fury’s first ever wrestling match had costume, soul music, trash talk, powerslams and one knockout punch.

After all was said and done, the undefeated former heavyweight boxing champion is now an undefeated WWE Superstar, after one match.

Four weeks of build-up to Fury’s fight against the 6ft 8in ‘Monster Among Men’ Braun Strowman culminated at the Crown Jewel event in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on Thursday – with the Briton landing a right hand on his opponent and winning by virtue of Strowman failing to get back into the ring before a count of 10.

This won’t go down as one of Fury’s greatest sporting achievements – because, spoiler alert, wrestling isn’t a sport. But Fury has enthusiastically thrown himself into the world of scripted fighting and has been a showman from start to finish in a venture that has reportedly earned him £12m.