Tyson Fury created an American party before his big US arrival fight against Tom Schwarz on Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Britain’s ‘Gypsy King’ fought Stateside twice before, but now hopes to make the country his fighting home having signed a long-term co-promotional deal with Top Rank/ESPN.
On the way to the ring for his first fight of the deal, against Schwarz, Fury put on a stunning show.
He initially emerged in a black hooded robe to Gala’s ‘Freed From Desire’ adapted for fans to sing along with the words ‘Fury’s On Fire.’
Fury then stripped his robe to reveal a US-themed outfit and donned a star spangled hat as he marched towards the Las Vegas ring.
The scene was reminiscent of Apollo Creed against Ivan Drago in Rocky IV.