The Gypsy King takes on Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas on Saturday, June 15
Date: June 15
Venue: MGM Grand in Las Vegas
There are no belts on the line in the Fury vs Schwarz fight, but Fury claims to be the lineal champion of the division as a result of beating Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015.
Public workout ✅ pic.twitter.com/2DDJGOX3Ha
— TYSON FURY (@Tyson_Fury) June 12, 2019
Fury, who hasn’t fought since battling to a thrilling controversial draw with Deontay Wilder last December, will be making his EPSN debut after signing a lucrative co-promotional deal with US-based Top Rank.
So far the Gypsy King has had an incredibly lucrative career – and his net worth is set to increase further when he meets Schwarz in the ring.
The British star made his first appearance in fight week as a few hundred fans gathered in the MGM Grand casino to catch a glimpse of him putting on a workout.
Fury is the heavy favourite for the clash in the gambling mecca and he is already preparing his after-party.
“He’s done very well to have got this opportunity, he is rated No 2 in the world by the WBO and he is coming to kick my a**,” said Fury.
“But the fact is I’m going to knock him out. Unfortunately for Tom Schwarz I’m going to break his jaw, break his ribs and leave him in Las Vegas.
“Then we are going to go party. The drinks are on the Gypsy King.”
More than the title, Fury’s reputation and drawing/negotiating powers are on the line. If he loses to Schwarz his big plans of a 2020 rematch with Deontay Wilder will be severely compromised.
"I've had 24 fights and won 24 fights. My 25th win will come against Tyson Fury!" 👀
— Boxing on BT Sport 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) June 9, 2019
The 25-year-old Schwarz has fought in Germany for his entire career aside from two forays into the Czech Republic. Schwarz is currently ranked no.56 in the world by BoxRec, and he was on noones radar before the announcement was made that he would be fighting Fury.
Schwarz has won 24 bouts, winning by knockout on 16 occasions, but has only ever fought in his native Germany and Czech Republic and neither has the punch power nor boxing ability to match Fury on the surface.
As Andy Ruiz Jr proved, anything is possible in heavyweight boxing and the German will be looking to deliver another seismic shock to the division against the undefeated Fury. Even though there is some belief since Andy Ruiz Jr upset Anthony Joshua on June 1 that this could be another heavyweight stunner, it is imperative to state Fury isn’t Joshua, and Schwarz isn’t Ruiz, either.
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