Once more shots have been fired between Drew McIntyre and Tyson Fury, as tensions continue to build ahead of a potential top of the bill match between the pair.
The frequency of the barbs between McIntyre and Fury seems to be growing, and seems to have gone from mere bravado to pushing towards a full-blown confrontation.
This speculation only grew when WWE announced ‘Clash At The Castle’ to take place in Wales this September, with a stadium seem the ideal location for the pair to face off.
Speaking in a new interview with New York Newsday, Drew McIntyre made it clear that he wouldn’t want to step in to a boxing ring with Fury, but that the “ball is in his court” when it comes to the WBC Heavyweight Champion lacing the boots for another wrestling match.
First of all, I think we’re talking about WWE. I think I’d be insane to get in the [boxing] ring with possibly the best boxer of all time, certainly top five. The ball’s in his court.
I appreciate that my name is always in his mouth. He’s got an obsession with Drew McIntyre, which is kind of weird. But I kind of like it at the same time. We’ve been going back and forth to each other nonstop for a couple of years. He’s got our number. My focus is on Roman Reigns and the titles right now. But if he wants to do business, he knows our people. Give us a call.
After retaining his title belt against Dillian Whyte at Wembley Stadium earlier this year, ‘The Gypsy King’ claimed that he would be retiring from boxing, although it is unclear if this was just said in the heat of the moment as further challengers seem to always be stepping forwards.
Having made his first WWE appearance in October 2019, Tyson Fury went on to defeat Braun Strowman in his first match at Crown Jewel. Fury went on to team with ‘The Monster Among Men’ at a SmackDown event in Manchester a month later.