Deontay Wilder open to WWE move and ‘jumping off a ladder’ and ‘doing a flying elbow’ after Tyson Fury’s wrestling debut.

DEONTAY WILDER is open to a WWE move and "jumping off a ladder" or "doing a flying elbow" following Tyson Fury’s wrestling debut.

The Gypsy King is set to rematch WBC king Wilder in February after the pair fought to a split-decision draw in Los Angeles last year.

 Deontay Wilder admitted he too would be open to enhancing his profile with a wrestling switch

Deontay Wilder admitted he too would be open to enhancing his profile with a wrestling switchCredit: Getty Images - Getty

But after double Las Vegas wins in 2019 Fury, 31, swapped the boxing gloves for wrestling boots making his WWE debut against Braun Strowman at Crown Jewel in Saudi Arabia last month.

And ahead of his next WBC title defence, against Luis Ortiz next weekend, The Bronze Bomber admitted he too would be open to enhancing his profile with a wrestling switch.

Wilder told PBC: “We thought about that years ago for marketing purposes, promotion and stuff like that.

“I’m a man that believes don’t burn no bridges.

“If that opportunity comes about I could see myself jumping off a ladder, doing a flying elbow or something like that.

“I’ve got the character to be able to perform in that environment, it’d be something fun, I wouldn’t turn it down.”

Before Wilder, 34, can think about settling the one blemish on his 39-0-1 record by facing Fury again, he must deal with Cuban Ortiz.

The tricky southpaw gave the WBC champion a scare in their 2018 clash, before the American close the show in round 10.

And Wilder could not resist a sly dig at Fury when he insisted Ortiz was the tougher opponent - despite the results suggesting otherwise.

He said: “Who is tougher in the ring, Luis Ortiz or Tyson Fury? I’d have to say Luis Ortiz.

“Luis Ortiz is a smart fighter, he moves strategically in the ring, he’s a great counter-puncher as well.

“I like his style as a Cuban. Nobody in the top ten wanted to fight Ortiz and they still don’t ‘til this day. But I’m giving him the opportunity and we about to do it again, November 23 baby in Vegas.

“Luis Ortiz’s most dangerous trait is he’s a counter-puncher. He keeps you on the edge of your seat, you’ve definitely gotta really plan what you’re gonna do.

“Have your next move because when you’re punching he’s coming back with something just like that.

“You’ve definitely gotta have co-ordination, you’ve gotta have timing on point and you definitely have to have some type of speed with you.”

 Fury, swapped the boxing gloves for wrestling boots making his WWE debut against Braun Strowman

Fury, swapped the boxing gloves for wrestling boots making his WWE debut against Braun StrowmanCredit: Getty Images - Getty

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