Salvador Rodríguez | Tashkent, Uzbekistan
Nov 16, 2023, 17:28 ET
The Evening Will Be Called ‘Ring of Fire’ and Sylvester Stallone Signals the Promotion of the Historic Battle
The legendary ‘Rocky Balboa’ made a surprise appearance and gave the signal for the promotion of the lawsuit between Tyson Fury and Oleksandr Usyk on February 17. This battle will determine the Heavyweight championships and will take place in Saudi Arabia. The event is being organized by Top Rank, Queensberry Promotions, and Riyadh Season.
During a heated exchange of words between the two world champions, Sylvester Stallone, the international star, stepped in to give the event even more prominence. However, due to the intensity of the face-to-face confrontation, the presence of Stallone had to be cut short and the fighters had to be separated to prevent the situation from escalating.
“We are going to knock him out, remember what I am saying. He is going to end up working carrying my suitcases. I once took all the belts from a Ukrainian, and now I’m going to take them from the idiot who has them,” said Fury. “I’m going to demolish him. Sausage. Ugly little man. Rabbit. You are going to face the best British Heavyweight in history. You may beat others, but not Tyson Fury,” he added.
“I’m not going to talk much. I speak in the ring,” said Usyk. “I will refer to a legend that is very similar to my story with Tyson, that of David and Goliath. When our lord puts Tyson in my hands, I will do my job,” stated Usyk. “There is no goal, only the path, and my path is to become the undisputed champion. That’s why this fight was made. Once the bell rings, I will unleash the fire,” she noted.
Fury will defend the World Boxing Council title, while Usyk will compete for the belts of the World Association of Boxing, International Federation of Boxing, and World Boxing Organization. “If you dream of beating me, you better wake up,” Tyson told Oleksandr, recalling the memorable phrase from Muhammad Ali.
Towards the end, it turned into a literal face-to-face confrontation, and people from different backgrounds had to intervene, including Fury, Usyk, and the security personnel. The evening will be called ‘Ring of Fire’ and was primarily organized by boxing promoter Turki Abdulmusen Alalshick.