Fury: With No Canelo, I Stepped Up For The Mexican People!

By Chris McKenna, courtesy of The Daily Star 

Tyson Fury will stick two fingers up at Donald Trump by punching holes in two Walls this weekend.

The Gypsy King is facing unbeaten but little-known Swede Otto Wallin at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

This is a famous fighting weekend to coincide with Mexico’s Independence Day celebrations.

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And Fury has shown his sympathy for those from the Central American country on either side of the US border suffering because the American President is putting up a wall to tighten up immigration.

“Isn’t it a great thing that a total outsider from this country is showing so much love, passion and respect for the Mexican people,” said the Manchester-born Traveller.

"At the minute they are being oppressed by the people here – building a wall, chucking ‘em all out and treating them terrible.

“Every Mexican person I’ve met has shown love, respect and honour. They’re God fearing people.

“I don’t know what is going on but it is nice to see a total stranger, heavyweight champion of the world, coming here and respecting people and paying homage to their beliefs and special days.

“I know what it is like to be on the outside. I’ve grown up around it, I’ve been brought up around it.”

The Gypsy King came out for his open workout at the MGM Grand hotel on Tuesday wearing a Mexican wrestling mask as traditional Latin music blasted out .

Boxing on Mexican Independence weekend has become a big tradition in the sport dating back to when legend Julio Cesar Chavez kick fought Pernell Whitaker on the date in 1993.

Oscar De La Hoya then took over before American Floyd Mayweather Jnr gate crashed the weekend date and made it his own in the fight capital of the world as it helped boost his gate receipts and pay-per-view numbers.

Since Mayweather’s retirement, Mexican Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has returned it to a more traditional affair but he opted out of a September 14 date at the T-Mobile this year after delays in finding an opponent.

Fury’s promoters Top Rank swooped to take the venue and, although it is a British fighter facing a Swede, they’re hoping to attract big crowds this weekend.

“I’ve got the Mexican shorts, the Mexican gloves, the Mexican mask, the Mexican music, the Mexican flag. I don’t know how much more respect I can show,” said Fury.

“It is quite a list of fighters to box on this date.

“The funny fact of it was Canelo was supposed to box on this weekend here in Vegas but for whatever reason he decided not to but I stepped up for the Mexican people.

“I brought the fight forward four weeks in order to do this. Good job I stayed fit. I am in shape and always ready.

“It was supposed to be in New York in October but I decided to bring it forward and box on a special date.

"This is Fury’s second fight in Las Vegas after he beat up Tom Schwarz in two rounds at the MGM Grand Garden Arena back in June.

There won’t be anywhere near the same clamour for tickets this weekend as there would have been if Alvarez was fighting but Fury’s face is still all over the famous Strip.

Promoters Top Rank continue to try to raise his profile on this side of the Atlantic ahead of next year’s rematch with WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder.

“It is the second fight back to back and my face is as popular now as David Copperfield’s is on the side of the MGM,” added Fury.

Copperfield is the world-famous magician but this week Fury will no doubt have a few tricks up his sleeve to entertain the fans.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by EDDIE SPERM on 09-14-2019

How many tickets have been purchased so far?

Comment by LoadedWraps on 09-14-2019

[QUOTE=Loque-san;20053027]After America, Fury is now whoring himself to Mexico. China is next. Huge market there.[/QUOTE] [COLOR="Red"][FONT="Comic Sans MS"]Fury is boxing's cash cow. Boxing's golden goose. [/FONT][/COLOR]

Comment by Upeo on 09-14-2019

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;20056392]LOL at you Fury haters. You spend so much time and energy desperately defending your b.s. assessment of an OBVIOUS top boxer in the division. Must get lonesome always being on the wrong side of a issue.[/QUOTE] I made no…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 09-13-2019

[QUOTE=Upeo;20055105]He was begging that hardcore xenophobe to be in his corner just as recently as the Wilder fight. If anything him using racial tensions as a marketing tool shows just how little he truly cares for them.[/QUOTE] LOL at you…

Comment by Upeo on 09-13-2019

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;20053124]I just laugh at all the Fury and Canelo haters out there. And while you continue bleating your delirious mantras and credos... Fury meanwhile has been able to beat down his demons, get back in shape, go on a world…

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