British Super-Heavyweight Boxer and reigning WBC Heavyweight Champion Tyson Fury has called out current WWE Champion Drew McIntyre in a video posted to Twitter.
Fury, who defeated Braun Strowman by KO in Saudi Arabia last October, is scheduled to defend his title in a third fight with Deontay Wilder later this year but is no stranger to issuing spurious social media challenges. After emerging victorious on his WWE debut, he immediately turned his attention to then-WWE Champion Brock Lesnar, but no heat was forthcoming.
Speaking on a train yesterday (First Class as well by the looks of it, very nice) Fury had the following to say to the Scottish psychopath.
"Been sitting on the train on my own after a long, busy weekend and I'm thinking about the people that I want to punch in the face. The first one that springs to mind is a big fella called Drew McIntyre. Now Drew, you've been having quite a bit to say about me lately. I love to punch your face in honestly. So grow a pair, step up to the plate, like I say to your mate AJ, and come and fight the master. Me. This is an official challenge video to Drew McIntyre, the WWE heavyweight champion. I already knocked your pal out, Braun Strowman, I'll do the same to you. Bring it."
Whether this leads to any feud with McIntyre - or even any response by WWE at all - remains to be seen. However, the reigning WWE Champion has previously commented on Fury's challenges saying he'll do "anything to duck the fight with AJ". That's Anthony Joshua, for any non-Boxing fans, not Styles.