WWE superstar Braun Strowman and boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to ignite WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury
Updated 01 November 2019

WWE superstar Braun Strowman and boxing heavyweight champion Tyson Fury to ignite WWE Crown Jewel in Riyadh

  • Fury: Braun Strowman should be warned to expect a serious beating

RIYADH: WWE Champion Brock Lesnar faces two-time UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and WWE superstar Braun Strowman lines up against the undefeated heavyweight champion Tyson Fury for the WWE Crown Jewel event in Riyadh on Thursday.

Fury told Arab News ahead of his official WWE debut that Braun Strowman should be warned to expect a serious beating.

Fury and Strowman go head-to-head at the King Fahd International Stadium in one of the event’s most intriguing battles, and the British boxer believes he will have too much strength and skill for his opponent.

“I’m finally going to get my hands on Braun Strowman in Riyadh and I will destroy him in front of a huge global audience,” Fury said.

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Commenting on the recent attack by his opponent dubbed “the monster among men,” Tyson said that Strowman pulled a cheap stunt on him while he was training last week, catching him off-guard, but there will be nowhere for him to hide at Crown Jewel.

“There’s only going to be one winner and, believe me, it won’t be him. I’m stronger, faster and, crucially, smarter than him, so I don’t have anything to worry about. Bring it on!” Fury said.

WWE Crown Jewel, a signature event of Riyadh Season, will also feature Team Hogan (Seth Rollins, Rusev) vs. Team Flair (Randy Orton, King Corbin) as the two WWE Hall of Famers will coach a hand-picked team of five “superstars” for a five-on-five tag team match.

WWE Superstars Roman Reigns, “The Fiend” Bray Wyatt, The New Day and AJ Styles are also scheduled to compete. Mansoor, WWE’s first Saudi Arabian Superstar who was born in Riyadh and won the largest Battle Royal Match in WWE history at Super ShowDown in Jeddah in June, will return home.


Ibrahimovic’s return to training with Sweden’s Hammarby sparks rumors about future

Updated 10 April 2020

Ibrahimovic’s return to training with Sweden’s Hammarby sparks rumors about future

STOCKHOLM: AC Milan striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s return to training in Sweden with Hammarby, the club he part owns, as the coronavirus pandemic continues to lockdown Italy, has fueled speculation regarding his future.

Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport reported the 38-year-old Ibrahimovic will choose against renewing his Milan deal which finishes at the end of the season.

The Swedish outfit’s president, Richard Von Yxkull, said the decision was in the hands of the attacker who played 116 times for his country before retiring from international duty in 2016.

“It’s about knowing how Zlatan sees his future and what he wants to do,” Von Yxkull told newspaper Dagens Nyheter.

Earlier in April the Spanish, Italian, French and Dutch league winner said he wanted to stay in the game after retiring.

“I want to learn something new about football, with a different angle. I will contribute from the sidelines, not on the pitch,” he told newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.

Ibrahimovic’s last Milan appearance was the loss to Genoa on March 8.

All football in Italy has been suspended due to the coronavirus which has claimed the lives of nearly 18,000 people in the country.

Measures to fight the outbreak in Sweden are lighter which have allowed Ibrahimovic to train with Stockholm’s Hammarby, a side which he bought a 25-percent share in last November.

Ibrahimovic started his career with hometown club Malmo before trophy-laden spells with some of the world’s biggest outfits including Juventus, Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain before rejoining Milan in January.