Tyson Fury Burst Into Rendition Of 'American Pie' At His Own Press Conference
The personal struggles that almost cost Tyson Fury his life seem to have given the ‘Gypsy King’ a new-found sense of perspective, after he reacted philosophically to a harsh judging decision in the Staples Centre tonight.
Fury had seemingly gotten the better of the WBC champ Deontay Wilder, despite being knocked down twice during the fight, but was denied after the judges scorecards had the fighters drawing.
“I’m being a total professional here,” he said. “I went to Germany to fight Klitschko and I went to America to fight Deontay Wilder. God bless America. The ‘Gypsy King’ has returned.”
All the animosity of the build-up was forgotten in the ring, too, as the two brawlers embraced for a long period, before thanking each other.
“We are two great champions. Me and this man are the two best heavyweights on the planet,” said Fury.
“Both men are going home to their families.”
The ability to put such a devastating turn of events into context is perhaps reflective of the maturity of a man who has seen every furrow of life’s twists and turns, and is just happy to be here.
“Life continues,” he said in his post-fight press conference. “It is what it is.”
A buoyant Fury then burst into a rendition of ‘American Pie’ before imploring the gathered press pack to join in and sing it with him.
They did, and it made for a remarkable scene.
Win, lose, or draw, the ‘Gypsy King’ has well and truly arrived in America.