Tyson Fury certainly made an impact on his way to the ring for his rematch with Deontay Wilder as he was carried to the ring on a throne and wore a crown and robe, a true Gypsy King.
The undefeated British heavyweight chose Patsy Cline's 'Crazy' in favour of something more modern and upbeat as his entrance music, wore a crown and was carried to the ring to face Wilder on a throne, lapping up the adulation from the crowd and even joined in singing his entrance song.
THE GYPSY KING ON HIS THRONE! :crown:- ESPN (@espn) February 23, 2020
Stream #WilderFury2 on ESPN+ :arrow_right: https://t.co/mqDaw58TJa pic.twitter.com/suqSwK9kaG
The Gypsy King :crown: @Tyson_Fury's ring walk hasn't failed to deliver with his amazing throne. #WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/hZb2zBfCMy- talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 23, 2020
Fury coming to the ring on a throne. Course he is. #WilderFury pic.twitter.com/1W10w5L6kP- Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 23, 2020
Wilder's entrance was more upbeat, be accompanied by a rap artist to the ring, but he was similarly taking his time getting to the ring, though he wasted his legs and actually walked.
But the champion's get up was just as interesting as he wore black shimmering body armour, adorned by skulls on his shoulders.
The American also wore his usual face mask and crown with the eyes lighting up red to make him look rather menacing as he got to the ring to join his challenger.
Some rig-out from Wilder.- Paddy Power (@paddypower) February 23, 2020
Imagine rocking up to the Morecambe Toby Carvery wearing that. Wouldn't have it. #WilderFury2 pic.twitter.com/qzbN5h4sDk
Ahead of the fight the British boxer refused to get drawn into making it about race, saying, "I'm not into all this racial thing with a black man versus a white man in Black History Month.
"I will refuse to go into any sort of thing about it. We are two human beings, two heavyweights, at the top of our game. This is not a racial war. This is two heavyweight boxers going toe to toe for all the jewels in heavyweight boxing, nothing more, nothing less."