LAS VEGAS – Tyson Fury joked his way through a light-hearted showdown with Germany's Tom Schwarz on Wednesday as the two heavyweights prepare to face off in Las Vegas this weekend.
British star Fury, who thrust himself back into the heavyweight reckoning with a thrilling draw against WBC champion Deontay Wilder last December, was all smiles as he wisecracked and laughed with heavy underdog Schwarz.
“We're here to fight. Tom's trained hard, I’ve trained hard,” said Fury. “I'm really looking forward to getting in there and kicking some ass,” added Fury, who faces Schwarz at the MGM Grand on Saturday.
Fury (27-0-1, 19 KOs) is fighting for the first time since inking a lucrative deal with US broadcaster ESPN, worth a reported $103 million for five bouts.
The deal is expected to encompass a rematch with Wilder, who has already stated he plans to face Fury again in early 2020.