Back in February, Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder engaged in a rematch from their epic 2018 affair. While the bout had its fair share of moments, the ring walks were memorable in there own way.
Fury (30-0-1), the lineal heavyweight champion at the time, came down to the ring on a throne with a crown and a cape. He ended up coming out to “Crazy” by Patsy Cline. Speaking to BT Sport, Fury discussed his entrance and what it meant to him. He ended up telling Steve Bunce who came up with the idea and why.
“I thought of the entrance, Steve,” Fury stated. “I thought to myself, ‘Who else other than a crazy person could come out to Patsy Cline’s Crazy?’ I’ve been through all the mental health struggles and continue do to it, so I thought the song was quite fitting. ‘Crazy’ for a crazy man.
“Obviously, I’m dressed as a king because I am the ‘Gypsy King’, on the throne. I can see them (the fans) and I’m taking it all in, enjoying the atmosphere absolutely loving it because it’s my time to shine.”
Trainer Andy Lee was not a fan of the entrance initially when Fury told him about it. He did end up stating, however, he could understand why Tyson did it after looking back at it.
During the rematch, Fury knocked down Wilder (42-1-1) multiple times, forcing him to back away from his opponent. Wilder displayed little to no offense and would end up bleeding by the ears and by the eyes. Fury would sustain no damage and Wilder’s corner would throw in the towel in the seventh round. As a result, Fury became the WBC Heavyweight Champion.
Wilder would end up exercising his rematch clause right after. He also blamed the suit he wore to the ring for the loss, which was over 40+ pounds.
“He didn’t hurt me at all, but the simple fact is … that my uniform was way too heavy for me,” Wilder would say to Yahoo Sports. “I didn’t have no legs from the beginning of the fight. In the third round, my legs were just shot all the way through. But I’m a warrior and people know that I’m a warrior.”
The statement has been received with criticism by many within boxing. Fury would end up giving his take on the suit when watching Wilder’s entrance.
“I thought to myself he looks absolutely lovely, and he’s going to look a right joke when I knock him out in a minute and he has to walk all the way back out the ring, carrying it in his hands,” Fury went on to say.
Fury and Wilder are both scheduled to face off for a trilogy bout. As of now, the fight is set for sometime in November or December.