Tyson Fury enjoys Vegas sparkle in reanimated heavyweight division

Fury and Schwarz go head to head

Fury and Schwarz go head to head

The boxing world stood still when unheralded Mexican Ruiz dismantled unified champion Joshua in New York's Madison Square Garden.

Fury, who has been criticised for making homophobic and sexist remarks in the past, also diplomatically attempted to stop influential Top Rank promoter Bob Arum, 87, from complimenting female fighter Mikaela Mayer on her appearance. He was flat on his back for the second time in his heavyweight title fight against Deontay Wilder last December in Los Angeles, this time in the 12th round, and it didn't look like he was getting up.

Even by Fury's standards he has proved engaging in the build-up to this fight, making his struggles with depression and suicide known to the United States audience and even complimenting Schwarz on his appearance in a largely tension-free preamble. "I hope it inspired many people as I enjoyed getting up off that canvas and fighting on". With Tyson Fury all you had to do was get him to the place. If you think Fury wins in Round 8, the odds are +900.

Whether he's performing with brute grace inside the ring or poignantly retelling the story of his battles with substance abuse and depression outside it, Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) holds an audience spellbound like few boxers in recent history. And don't forget, almost all those greats lost at some point.' With the chances of that happening tonight as remote as summer snowfall in Vegas, the focus is on how enchanting Fury can be in this Disneyland for grown-ups.

With all due respect to Schwarz, whose only times fighting outside of his native Germany were a pair of wins in the Czech Republic, he hasn't fought anyone remotely as talented or experienced as Fury. "If they don't, then they'll kick me out of the country".

"It's very different, but it's what I was born to do, " Fury said of his fights on the other side of the Atlantic.

"You can come back from a knockout defeat, you can come back from a points loss, you can come back from losing to a better man, but when you mentally give up on yourself and you quit, which he did, that's hard to come back from".

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The Alabaman has knocked out every opponent he has faced except Fury, but has been susceptible against elite-level opponents. It will also be the first time that he has fought outside of his own country. After Andy Ruiz shocked the heavyweight division by taking out Anthony Joshua, it was a warning sign that no-one can be taken for granted.

If Fury was able to snake charm such an experienced technician as Klitschko and such a unsafe slugger as Wilder with his daring style, it's hard to imagine the plodding Schwarz catching up with him.

"When Wilder hits people they don't get back up".

"He is ducking Wilder", one viewer said. "It would be tough to not call him number one".

Tyson Fury will step into the ring tomorrow against Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas, USA.

"I believe my calling card is to help people that are struggling across the world". "People in Las Vegas have been very welcoming, people who don't even speak English and people who probably don't even watch sports".

Fury's popularity has continued to rise with his colorful personality and loud antics before a fight.

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