The Tyson Fury Show has officially hit the Vegas Strip. World-rated Fury has certainly brought the party to the boxing capital of the world.
Ten minutes before the press conference was set to begin, Fury waltzed onto the stage at the David Copperfield Theater and started the proceedings early.
Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) will defend his lineal heavyweight title against undefeated German challenger Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) Saturday at MGM Grand Garden Arena, live on ESPN+ (10 p.m. ET).
He commented on his challenger’s good lucks and engaged in a pose-off with his adversary before the formal press conference got underway.
On the response of the American people to him
“I feel like the crowd has warmed to me. Everyone has been very welcoming. The American people, all different types of people, have been coming up to me, people from all over the world here in Vegas.
“People who don’t speak English, people who don’t even watch boxing. It’s quite humbling, to be honest. And it’s a very great experience to be here, Las Vegas, MGM Grand.
“It’s where all the great fights happen. Seeing your face on all the movie screens and posters is great.”
“Training for this fight was very good. We had hundreds of sparring partners to prepare for this big fight. My time is now!”
On adding Roberto Norris to his corner
“He makes me train harder and that has made me a stronger fighter. I have also learned new boxing skills with him. He has taught me the American style.”
ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT
Tyson Fury (champion) vs. Tom Schwarz (challenger), 12 rounds, Fury’s Lineal world heavyweight title,
Jesse Hart vs. Sullivan Barrera, 10 rounds, light heavyweight
ESPN2 and ESPN Deportes, 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT
Mikaela Mayer vs. Lizbeth Crespo, 10 rounds, super featherweight
Andy Vences vs. Albert Bell, 10 rounds, Vences’ WBC Continental Americas super featherweight belt
Isaac Lowe vs. Duarn Vue, 10 rounds, Lowe’s WBC International featherweight belt
Guido Vianello vs. Kennan Hickman, 6 rounds, heavyweight
Peter Kadiru vs. Juan Torres, 4 rounds, heavyweight
Sonny Conto vs. Daniel Infante, 4 rounds, heavyweight
Cem Kilic vs. Martez McGregor 8 rounds, super middleweight
FURY vs. SCHWARZ, the 12-round fight for the lineal heavyweight championship of the world. It is presented by Top Rank in association with Frank Warren’s Queensberry Promotions and SES Boxing, and is sponsored by Geico.
FURY vs. SCHWARZ will take place Saturday, June 15, beginning at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT at MGM GRAND GARDEN ARENA, and will be produced by Top Rank and ESPN and streamed live on ESPN+.
Tickets priced at $500, $300, $100 and $50 are on sale now can be purchased online through axs.com, charge by phone at 866-740-7711 or in person at any MGM Resorts box office.