Tyson Fury hosts media event in Los Angeles at Churchill Boxing Club
Boxing’s gentle giant made a trek back to the Los Angeles area to promote his upcoming heavyweight showdown with Deontay Wilder and hosted a media workout at Churchhill Boxing Club in Santa Monica.
Fury, who is training for the fight in nearby Big Bear, made a grand entrance in his usual showmanship style by arriving via helicopter for the event.
The clash between the two unbeaten heavyweights will take place on Dec. 1 at the Staples Center and will be available on Showtime pay-per-view.
“I’m back to reclaim my throne. Even though I’ve had the tune-up fights, I feel like this is my true comeback fight,” said Fury.
Fury (27-0, 19 KOs) will be looking to regain his perch on top of the heavyweight division with another championship after stunning long time champion Wladimir Klitschko in 2015.
“I already became a unified champion. I’ve crossed the bridge into the very upper echelon of the sport. This time I’m back and I’m here for good,” Fury stated.
After that sensational victory over Klitschko, Fury self-destructed with substance abuse issues and bouts of mental health disorders, both which he has been very open about.
While making his media appearances on Thursday, Fury also appeared on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast and had social media buzzing with his powerful message regarding his struggles with both ailments
“I think physically alone you can see how far Tyson Fury has come. That takes a lot of willpower and dedication. He’s put a lot of work in just physically, and that’s really just a slice of what he’s shown in the gym,” said his trainer Ben Davison.
Tickets for the event are available on AXS.com and ticket prices start at $75.
While Fury has shown a magic touch to promote the bout with his candid personality, he is fully aware of the challenge in front of him, as Deontay Wilder (40-0, 39 knockouts), has demonstrated tremendous power, his record proof of that.
“It’s a pretty easy fight to analyze, Deontay Wilder needs to connect with that big right hand and knock me out, and I need to not let him do that. I need to do whatever I can to get out of the way of that right hand, and make him worry about defending my punches.”