You can call him what you want, but you can’t call him boring.
Lineal Heavyweight champion Tyson “The Gypsy King” Fury (28-0-1, 20 KOs) came to make a statement in Las Vegas on Saturday, and a strong statement he made.
The Gypsy King entered the arena with gear and a walk identical to Apollo Creed’s famous walk to the ring in Rocky IV. Though hailing from Britain, Fury had the crowd in the palm of his hand as he danced with them to James Brown’s “Living in America.”
Once the fanfare ended, Fury met his opponent Tom Schwarz (24-1, 16 KOs) in the middle of the ring and the fight was underway.
Round 1 opened with an electric energy in the MGM Grand, as Fury threw flurries of jabs to both the head and body of Schwarz and seemed nearly untouchable by the German fighter. Round 2 looked to be going a similar way until Fury landed an awkward and powerful left hook on the nose of Schwarz, stunning him.
The punch caused Schwarz’s nose to leak and, smelling blood in the water, Fury went in for the kill. Slipping five consecutive punches against the rope, The Gypsy King spun his opponent around and threw a devastating combination, dropping Schwarz with a right hook.
Though Schwarz rose from the knockdown, he was finished moments later as the referee waved the fight off.
Always one for a show, Fury announced his plans to the world, saying that he had a fight picked out for either September 21 or October 5 before his awaited rematch with Deontay Wilder in 2020.
After the announcement, Fury took over the microphone and put on one more show for the fans, singing Aerosmith’s “I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing” before leaving the ring to a standing ovation.