Brand new Tyson Fury vs Oleksandr Usyk promo video hailed as “greatest ever”
Saudi Arabia has become the centre of the boxing universe in a very short space of time and those in charge have now once again proved they do not do things by halves with an epic Fury-Usyk teaser video that people are calling the ‘greatest promo ever.’
The promotional video for last year’s Day of Reckoning card was also well received, as it depicted rival boxers and promoters as zombies in a desolate wasteland. That came just a couple of months after the event for Francis Ngannou vs Tyson Fury’s fight in Riyadh also blew plenty of minds with a specially constructed ring dramatically rising up from the ground for the main event.
The authorities there have been splashing the cash on making boxing’s big fights happen – after that monster heavyweight card in December comes Ngannou against Anthony Joshua on March 8 – but before that is the historic undisputed heavyweight fight; the first in 25 years, that sees Fury take on Usyk on February 17.
But nothing has ever been as epic as this latest Fury-Usyk promo, which sees the heavyweight rivals appear as lawless cowboys in the Wild West, then they become gladiators in a Roman amphitheatre, then transition into swashbuckling pirates like something out of Pirates of the Caribbean, they even mutate into animation, then samurais, just before legendary MC Michael Buffer introduces them switched back in their natural form as fighters, all narrated rousingly by actor Paul Anderson, best known as Peaky Blinder, Arthur Shelby. Watch out for the cameos from Tommy, John and Paris Fury!
The promo video for the mega-fight emerged this week, when the current Chairman of General Authority for Entertainment, His Excellency Turki Alalshikh, posted it on X and three big names in the sport instantly reacted.
Frank Warren also posted on X and called it ‘The greatest promo ever for the biggest fight of the century.’
Eddie Hearn added just one word, ‘Wow!’
And legendary ring announcer Michael Buffer had more to say:
“Without any debate-this is the GREATEST PROMOTION VIDEO in BOXING-& PROBABLY ALL SPORTS-HISTORY!
RING OF FIRE! 17 FEBRUARY UNDEFEATED CHAMPION VS UNDEFEATED CHAMPION The winner will be the UNDISPUTED HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPION OF THE WORLD!”
The final days of the countdown are now on for the much-anticipated fight itself as plenty of rumours continue to fly about what is going on in each fighter’s camp.