TYSON FURY desires to tackle wrestling legend Stone Chilly Steve Austin.
The controversial former undisputed world heavyweight boxing king is on the lookout for a showdown at at subsequent 12 months’s WrestleMania.
Fury, who final fought when he gained the world crown by defeating Wladamir Klitschko two years in the past, laid down the problem at a sports activities dinner.
The £100-a head-diners in Middlesbrough heard the outspoken Irish ace lay down his problem to Stone Chilly after arriving at Jurys Inn and declaring:
“I’m solely right here for the strippers.”
Tyson is beneath investigation by UK Anti-Doping for a possible doping offence and is presently with out a boxing licence.
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But he is back in training and hopes to regain his licence early next year.
And he told the The Gazette:
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“Hopefully I will be back in April. I’m looking at Stone Cold Steve Austin.”
Fury said training is hard work but going well. “Training is going good, but training is what training is. It is hard work but I do enjoy it.”
WWE icon Austin famed for his ‘Stone Cold Stunner’ move, squared up with another Tyson – ‘Iron’ Mike – during his 90s heyday.
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Fury is keen to fight “anyone” on his return to the ring – as long as it’s a competitive fight.
More realistic names mooted for 6ft 9ins Fury’s return include WBA champ Manuel Charr, and Brits Anthony Joshua and David Price.
Middlesbrough player Stewart Downing and former Boro defender turned under 18s coach Jonathan Woodgate were pictured with the towering star.