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good buddies Tyson Fury hailed as the greatest of all time by Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson

'A good buddy of mine, who many of you know, if not all of you, Tyson Fury, the heavyweight champion of the world'

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Tyson Fury has been hailed as “possibly the greatest of all time” by none other than Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson.

The Hollywood star and WWE legend described the Gypsy King as his “good buddy “and said the heavyweight champion of the world “will go down as one of the greatest of all time”.

Fury had initially posted on The Rock's Instagram where the Hollywood star had revealed their love for boxing icon Muhammad Ali.

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Tyson Fury look set to face Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury look set to face Dillian Whyte

Tyson Fury look set to face Dillian Whyte

Johnson (49) said: "A good buddy of mine, I just saw his post, a good buddy of mine, who many of you know, if not all of you, Tyson Fury, the heavyweight champion of the world.

"He will go down as one of the greatest of all time, possibly the greatest of all time, he's in that conversation.

"He was paraphrasing someone who we both love and admire, Muhammad Ali.

"And he talked about the pain that you go through is temporary but the greatness of the other side is forever

"And I love that quote because it's the thing that we've always got to constantly remember.

"If we can just get past that pain threshold training, whatever it is, on the other side of that, man it's the good s***.

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"It's the greatness, so get past that threshold and get to your greatness."

A delighted Fury responded: "Verified lovely surprise from my brother @therock today, bless you & your family."

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Tyson Fury completed his epic trilogy win over Deontay Wilder in 2021 (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Tyson Fury completed his epic trilogy win over Deontay Wilder in 2021 (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Tyson Fury completed his epic trilogy win over Deontay Wilder in 2021 (Bradley Collyer/PA)

Fury (33) who met the wrestling great in 2019 while he was in America on holiday with his family, would later beat Braun Strowman (38) at the 'Crown Jewel' pay-per-view event on his debut in the WWE.

He rubbed shoulders with The Rock and other wrestling superstars after his dramatic appearance at WWE Smackdown

Fury was in the thick of the action at the Staples Center, and had been restrained by security after jumping the barricade having been goaded by Strowman

He later took to social media in the aftermath of his performance, showing pictures of him mixing with multiple WWE legends as he enjoyed the experience.

He is now focused on defending the WBC belt he won against Deontay Wilder (36) in 2020 and defended against the American last October.

Fury is in talks to face mandatory challenger Dillian Whyte (33) with a deal to fight Oleksandr Usyk (34).

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