As 2022 comes to a close, pundits make their case for various yearly awards such as fight of the year, fighter of the year and upset of the year.
However, as far as ring walks go, there have been few as iconic as Tyson Fury’s battle charge at Tottenham Hotspurs’ stadium before his trilogy bout with Derek Chisora.
Accompanied by a large entourage consisting mostly of family members and his training team, Fury took to the ring to three songs as opposed to one. Peaky Blinders’ theme song Red Right Hand by Nick Cage transitioned into It’s Coming Home by Baddiel and Skinner, before crowd favourite Mr Brightside by The Killers blared as the champion finally stepped between the ropes.
Despite the temperature in the December England air being in the single digits, the atmosphere was red hot after ‘The Gypsy King’ completed his walk on, with the 60,000 fans creating noise that could be heard across the postcodes of North East London.
Unfortunately, the fight itself proved to be one way traffic as many feared, with Fury in complete control throughout before referee Victor Loughlin put Chisora out of his misery after ten rounds of unrelenting punishment at the hands of his foe.
Unified world heavyweight champion, Oleksandr Usyk, was in attendance that night, and shared a post fight face off with Fury that blew up social media and created fever pitch hype for a potential undisputed clash in the new year.
Promoter Bob Arum confirmed this week the pair had agreed to fight next, with just a date and venue to be confirmed for what would be the first undisputed heavyweight fight in over two decades.