Fury vs Schwarz : Saturday’s heavyweight fight between Tyson Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) and Tom Schwarz (24-0, 16 KOs) is now official. Tyson Fury, Tom Schwarz meet with media before fight in Las Vegas
Fury vs Schwarz Live
Tyson Fury Vs. Tom Schwarz
Date: Saturday, June 15
Time: 10 pm ET
TV: Undercard on ESPN 2 at 8pm ET
Live Stream: ESPN+
Fury, who doesn’t possess any actual belts, is the lineal champion on the basis of his win over Wladimir Klitschko back in 2015. The Brit came in at 263 lbs, compared to 245.5 lbs for Germany’s Schwarz. Could an upset be on the cards in the same way that Andy Ruiz knocked out Anthony Joshua earlier this month? Well if that does happen, then the planned rematch between Fury and WBC champion Deontay Wilder in early 2020 likely goes in the toilet.
Watch the weigh-ins and video at the top of the page, courtesy of FightHubTV.
Catch Fury vs. Schwarz on ESPN+ at 10 PM ET/7 PM PT, with undercard action seen on ESPN2 at 6:30 PM ET/3:30 PM PT. Bloody Elbow will have live coverage of the main event, including results and highlights post-fight.
Heavyweight boxers Tyson Fury and Tom Schwarz weren’t supposed to start their final news conference until noon Wednesday.
Fury had another idea.
The gregarious 30-year-old British champion seized the microphone a few minutes early inside MGM Grand’s David Copperfield Theater and showcased his personality and bravado during a playful, impromptu news conference of his own.
He plans on showcasing his boxing prowess in the ring Saturday.
Fury and Schwarz were at a sprightly ease Wednesday, three days before their fight at MGM Grand Garden Arena. Fury will be making his Las Vegas debut and Schwarz, a German, his American debut on ESPN’s streaming platform, ESPN Plus.
Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, who signed Fury to a co-promotional deal in February, said he’s delighted with the reception the fighters have received from local fight fans and expects a sellout.
Along with a terrific fight.
“With Tyson Fury, all you had to do was get him into place so he could meet with the press, meet with the public, and you never had to tell him what to say because he knew better than we did,” said Arum, who compared Fury’s personality to that of Muhammad Ali and George Foreman. “Our matchmakers went over the tapes of (Schwarz) and his 24 victories, and we realize what a great fighter he is and what a great fight it will be.”
Fury (27-0-1, 19 knockouts) said Tuesday that he’s going to break Schwarz’s ribs and win by knockout, but he was friendly with his foe Wednesday. He wore a suit comprised of images of hundreds of boxers “to pay an homage to all the legends of boxing,” and promoted the power of positivity while speaking briefly about his ongoing battle with depression.
“We worked for a long time to get to this position,” the affable Fury said. “I am living the dream. That’s why I am so happy all the time and so positive, because I am living my dream. I dreamed about being this big … There is nothing else I wanted to do.