A new Tyson takes Vegas

A new Tyson takes Vegas

LAS VEGAS, NV. — For centuries now, fighting has been the Fury family business. A clan of Irish Travellers, the Furys were fighters – the bare-knuckle variety, mostly — the way other families were cobblers or farmers or blacksmiths. They’ve fought in mineshafts and quarries, in pubs and on street corners, on rooftops and in basements. But never here, in Vegas, the fight game’s global epicenter. Until now. Until Tyson Fury. Watch Tyson Fury as he defends his heavyweight lineal championship against Tom Schwarz on Saturday (ESPN+, 10 p.m. ET). Watch on ESPN+ “They’ve been waiting for this for hundreds of years,” he says. “And I finally arrived.” It occurs to me now, seated on the balcony of a high roller’s suite high above The Strip, that this is exactly what heavyweight boxing needs. It’s been a while since there’s been a champion who spoke of himself in messianic […]

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