It looks like former WBA, WBO, IBO, and lineal heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury wants a piece of “The Rattlesnake.” Metro.uk reports that Fury told The Gazette in a recent interview that he’s gunning for a match with WWE Hall Of Famer Stone Cold Steve Austin at WrestleMania 34 next year.
Fury has promised to fight three times inside the boxing ring next year, but has a long road ahead of him in regards to getting back into fighting shape, and is currently without a boxing license. He hasn’t competed inside the squared circle since November of 2015, but it looks like he’d like a crack at the professional wrestling against Austin:
“Hopefully I will be back in April. I’m looking at ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin.”
Austin hasn’t wrestled in a match since late March of 2003 when he retired following a WrestleMania 19 loss to The Rock. Years of injuries had finally caught up to the former WWE Champ’s body and he decided to call it quits. Despite the high demand for one last match from the Texan, he hasn’t budged over the past 15 years. Austin did take a few bumps when he served as the Special Guest Referee for the Battle Of The Billionaires match at WrestleMania 23 back in April of 2007 between Umaga and Bobby Lashley.
Discussion: Is it possible that Austin returns to the ring for one last match? And is Fury to be considered a serious candidate for his opponent?