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Ahead of WrestleMania 40, Tony Bellew names the boxers who would make the best pro wrestlers

Ahead of WrestleMania 40, Tony Bellew names the boxers who would make the best pro wrestlersDAZN
Which boxers could swap their sport for wrestling and enjoy success?

WrestleMania 40 takes place this weekend and there are numerous big fights involving The Rock, Roman Reigns, and Cody Rhodes.

Here, Tony Bellew, one of the leading boxing experts for DAZN, names the five boxers who he thinks could have big success if they swapped the boxing ring for a wrestling one.

Tyson Fury

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Tyson Fury is somebody who knows the wrestling world well following his brief experience with WWE and it wouldn’t be a shock if he spent more time there after he retires from boxing. Big, athletic, and someone who can talk for days. Fury would always be at home in a wrestling environment because he knows how to entertain. 

Deontay Wilder 

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If Fury is going to fit in well with wrestling fans, then you have to say Deontay Wilder would as well. These two were gold when coming together for their famous trilogy and can you imagine it if they somehow reunited for a wrestling company. Wilder is another who loves to put a show on, and I think him, along with Fury would be great together. They could even be a tag team. 

Anthony Joshua 

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A proper athlete who would look menacing in the wrestling ring, Anthony Joshua could follow his Olympic teammate from 2012, Anthony Ogogo, all the way into the wrestling world. Joshua puts his heart into everything, and I’ve got no doubt that someone with his ability and size could be a success if he decided to swap the boxing ring for wrestling.

Mike Tyson 

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It shocked me that Mike Tyson didn’t spend more time in WWE after his run there with Steve Austin and DX proved to be successful. I saw on social media that Tyson made appearances in AEW recently and that he’s a huge wrestling fan and has been all his life. At his peak, he could've been the perfect bad guy for the fans to go against. 

Floyd Mayweather 

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The ultimate pantomime villain. Floyd Mayweather was an absolute genius in getting a response from both his opponents and the crowd. He’s previously done stuff with The Big Show in WWE (at Wrestlemania 24 in 2008), I watched that at the time, and thought he done great. He’s definitely still a big draw and I’m surprised that wrestling companies haven't used him more often as he’s a big crossover name.