Tyson Fury envisages a "farewell fight" in 2020 and says he is "long in the tooth" for boxing at the age of 31.

Fury's move into WWE - he will face Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia on Thursday - prompted rival boxing promoter Eddie Hearn to suggest the former unified heavyweight champion of the world was considering "packing up boxing".

Fury, though, says his venture into sports entertainment came as a means to "keep active" - he was told he couldn't train for 100 days after sustaining a cut in his bout against Otto Wallin in September.

His own promoter Frank Warren warned him against working with the organisation and risking injury.

But Fury says he had no doubts over the move and, having taken a phone call proposing a deal with WWE, insisted on a proper bout and flew to LA to meet representatives the next morning.

Asked if he told the WWE officials that certain moves are off limits in order to safeguard the cut above his right eye, Fury replied: "I haven't said anything,

"No holds barred, do what you want to me, batter me if you can.

"I've been learning a suplex, flips off the ropes, really tough, demanding stuff.

"I'm going to come out circling, feint him a couple of times. Strowman is a giant of a man. I have speed on my side, athleticism, I am taller, better looking - but he can grab me in a bear hug and smash me to the floor.

"It will be a good fight. Everyone will be surprised as I have something up my sleeve."

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