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17th Jan 2020

Can a WWE wrestler and boxing champion learn from each other?

Wil Jones

Who’s tougher – wrestlers or boxers?

What would you rather subject yourself to: hopping into a ring to get thrown around by a professional wrestler or stepping into the ring to have your actual face punched off by a professional boxer?

Admittedly, neither option is particularly attractive. Yes – wrestling is scripted and, unlike boxing, the goal is not to cause physical harm to your opponent, but being thrown around from great heights is still dangerous, and those who compete are still very tough.

Wrestling and boxing are very different, but can they learn anything from each other? We got WWE superstar Sheamus and British light heavyweight boxer Anthony Yarde together to find out.

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