Deontay Wilder And Tyson Fury Make Dramatic Ring Walks Ahead Of Heavyweight Title Fight In LA
The reigning WBC Heavyweight champion of the world Deontay Wilder and his opponent, the former unified king Tyson Fury, have made their long-awaited entrances into the Staples Centre in Los Angeles to a raucous reception from the packed-out crowd.
Fury was the first to emerge, as the challenger on the night, and cut a relaxed figure as he strolled through the crowd and towards the ring in emerald and gold attire.
He last took that long walk in August when he outpointed the Francesco Pianeta in Belfast in the second of a two-fight preparatory mission after his time off.
Wilder was an entirely more showed a more ambitious side when making his entrance wearing what appeared to be a jewel-encrusted mask and crown, as well as some rather dapper looking robes.
The entrance was sountracked by hip hip artist Jay Rock and a ranger of pyrotechnics.
Wilder’s last bout was against the formidable Cuban Luis Ortiz in New York. His stoppage of ‘King Kong’ on that occasion was his seventh successful defence of the WBC strap that he claimed from Bermane Stiverne all the way back in 2015.
It wasn’t long after that when ‘The Gypsy King’ went to Germany to dethrone the longtime unified champion Wladimir Klitschko and he would, of course, go on to lose the belts he earned that day one by one through a series of outside-the-ring issues.
Having lost nearly ten stone during an intensive year-long recovery, the Englishman is on a potential path back to the top of the tree that started with his steps out from the bowels of famed LA venue just moments ago.