While training for his first ever WWE match on Thursday's 'Crown Jewel' pay-per-view, Tyson Fury has described wrestling as '100 times' more intense on the body than boxing.
Fury is currently scheduled to face Braun Strowman in a wrestling match in Saudi Arabia on Thursday to top off their heated rivalry on WWE TV.
The rivalry began when Strowman made fun of Fury, who was sitting at ringside for the SmackDown debut on the FOX network, after which the 'Gypsy King' jumped the barricade and threatened to knock Strowman out.
The boxing legend surprised many when he announced that he would be taking part in a wrestling match just a few of weeks after he received 47 stitches courtesy of a double-cut from Otto Wallin on September 14.
Fury's promoter Frank Warren has described the match as 'risky' due to the nature of his cut, while Matchroom Boxing boss Eddie Hearn has claimed that Fury's leap into wrestling is evidence that he's finished with boxing.
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However, the 31-year-old is convinced that he will remain in boxing after discovering how exhausting wrestling can be, as per the Independent.
"It's very taxing on the body. Very hard work. There's a lot of impact to the human body which is different to boxing because you don't really take any impact when you're boxing, well at least I don't. The cut [from Wallin] was my first one in 10 years.
"I don't take any impact in boxing, but wrestling you take impact every day getting power-slammed suplexed, everything you can think of. I've been getting chucked out of the ring too. It's all just impact, impact, impact. It is painful to say the least.
I don't get hit when I'm boxing really. I would say there is 100 times more impact than in boxing because I'm actually getting picked up and slammed onto a hard floor. I don't ever get that in boxing, ever.
"I can honestly tell you that if I spar for 10 or 12 rounds, I might get hit five times. In this you're getting impacted every day you train. Every time I go to that gym and train for two hours there will be impact, getting smashed onto the floor, the ropes or into a corner.
"Anyone who says wrestling is easier than boxing is full of sh*t. They don't know what they're talking about.
"I thought I had a hard schedule boxing twice a year, being away in training camp for 10 weeks. These guys are away every day and wrestle five nights a week. Braun Strowman had 191 matches last year, I had two. So which one is more taxing on the body?"
The Tyson vs Strowman fight is currently scheduled as a singles match, which will take place at the King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. The show should start at around 6:00pm UK time on Thursday.News Now - Sport News