The Rock has sent a message of support to Tyson Fury ahead of his blockbuster fight against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium on April 23rd.
In front of 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium on April 23rd, Tyson Fury is set to defend the WBC Championship against interim champion Dillian Whyte in what has been described as the biggest all-British heavyweight clash in boxing history.
While Whyte is seen as the underdog in this fight, his record of 28 wins – with 19 stoppages – and only two defeats has led many to believe he could score a shock win over Fury who has 31 wins – with 22 knockouts – and one draw, but no losses under his belt.
WWE legend Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson has weighed in on the bout sending a message of support to both men, but noting that it is special for Tyson as it’s something of a homecoming for the champion.
“Tyson I want to wish you the best of luck in your upcoming fight, I wanna wish you and Dillian the best of luck.
“Just two great sportsmen and I know without a shadow of a doubt that both of you will leave it all in the middle of the ring.
“But I also know that this one is very special to you, Tyson, because it is your homecoming. It is 95-100,000 people, rocking that Wembley Stadium. I love it!
“As always, as you know I admire you, love and respect you, brother.”
Tyson Fury is best known in wrestling circles for his appearances in WWE. He first appeared with the company back in early October 2019, confronting Braun Strowman during an episode of SmackDown while he was watching as a ‘fan’ before eventually going on to face Strowman at Crown Jewel.
In Saudi Arabia, Fury won the match knocking out his rival. Fury later briefly teamed with Strowman at a SmackDown taping in Manchester, England the following month.
Back in March, Fury confirmed he plans to return to WWE at some point in the future.
“One million per cent, you will see me in the WWE again. One million per cent.”
Last year, Fury confirmed that WWE had planned a match between him and Drew McIntyre which was due to take place at a special UK pay-per-view. Those plans had to be shelved because of the COVID-19 pandemic, but now that a UK Premium Live Event has been announced for Cardiff in September, it is possible this could be revisited.
H/T to DAZN.com for the above transcription.