Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has told Tyson Fury to “kick a**” when he takes on Dillian Whyte on Saturday night.
Tyson Fury and Dillian Whyte are set for an all-British world title clash this weekend as they battle for the WBC heavyweight crown in front of an expected 94,000 fans at Wembley Stadium.
The fight captured worldwide attention, including one of the world’s biggest stars, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, who has thrilled WWE and is now a movie star.
“Tyson, I want to wish you luck in your next fight.” Johnson said: “I want to wish you and your opponent Dillian the best of luck.
“Two sports greats and I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are going to leave everything in the middle of the ring.
“I also know this one is very special for you Tyson because it’s your homecoming, it’s 95-100,000 people rocking this Wembley Stadium, I love it.
“As always, and as you know, I admire you, love you and respect you my brother. Not only is everything you do in the ring changing the game of boxing and completely changing the paradigm of heavyweight division, but everything you do outside of the ring is just as important.
“It’s humanity, it’s kindness, it’s inspiration, it’s motivation, you do it for the world, including myself. So much love to you brother and your family, your team. Have a good fight, kick a** and above all have fun.
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Johnson is a big fan of combat sports, having competed in WWE himself for several years before turning to acting.
This isn’t the first time “The Rock” and Tyson Fury have traded banter on social media, as Johnson previously described as “probably the greatest of all time.”
“A good buddy of mine, who many of you know, if not all of you, Tyson Fury, the heavyweight champion of the world,” he said.
“He will go down as one of the greatest of all time, maybe the greatest of all time, he’s in this conversation.
“And he said the pain you go through is temporary but the greatness on the other side is eternal.
“And I love that quote because it’s the thing that we always have to remember constantly.
“If we can just get past this pain threshold training, whatever it is, on the other side, man, that’s the good s***.
“This is greatness, so cross that threshold and achieve your greatness.”
London calls on Saturday.
The first fixture in the capital is Arsenal v Manchester United live on talkSPORT, with the visitors perhaps buoyed by news of Erik ten Hag’s appointment as permanent manager.
Then, direction Wembley for Tyson Fury against Dillian Whyte from 7 p.m. where the two heavyweights fight for the WBC title.
12:30 p.m.: Arsenal v Man United – talkSPORT
7 p.m.: Live from Wembley ahead of Tyson Fury v Dillian Whyte
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