Tyson Fury’s promoter bought throne for $1,100 off Amazon
Half the fun of Saturday night’s heavyweight pay-per-view match between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder was getting to see their elaborate ring entrances.
Wilder entered the ring in his usual costume, complete with spikes and a mask.
— BoxingScene.com (@boxingscene) February 24, 2020
Fury was carried to the ring on a throne while wearing a crown and king’s robe.
The Gypsy King…He’s Ready
Tyson Fury (+125) makes his ring walk (sit) in typical Tyson Fury fashion…In A THRONEpic.twitter.com/dATns90oG7
— PointsBet Sportsbook (@PointsBetUSA) February 23, 2020
SI’s Chris Mannix says Fury’s promoter Top Rank bought the throne off Amazon for $1,100.
Little note in my post fight column …
The throne that Tyson Fury rode to the ring.
Top Rank bought it for $1,100 on Amazon https://t.co/yxgDiLrt23
— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) February 23, 2020
The costumes and entrances were more than just a spectacle, according to one of the fighters. Wilder told Yahoo’s Kevin Iole that the heavy costume he wore (40 or so pounds) weakened his legs and contributed to the first loss of his career. That’s absolutely laughable.
Wilder also told Iole he’s planning to exercise his rematch clause for a third fight against Fury. If Wilder and Fury fight for a third time, that would postpone an Anthony Joshua vs. Fury fight.