It might be the best fight promo video we’ve ever seen – BT Sport have taken it to a new level just days out from Tyson Fury vs Dillian Whyte.
Excitement is reaching fever pitch in London as we count down to Saturday’s showdown between the two Brits for the WBC, Ring magazine and lineal world heavyweight titles.
More than 94,000 fans will pack Wembley Stadium as Fury (31-0-1) puts his unbeaten record on the line against ‘The Body Snatcher’.
Don McLean stars in Fury vs Whyte promo
The bout will air live in the UK on BT Sport Box Office and the network has released an incredible promo vide which charts Fury’s amazing comeback from the depths of despair to become a two-time world heavyweight king.
It features none other than legendary American musician Don McLean performing a spine-tingling rendition of his classic ‘American Pie’.
While McLean performs the song, standing alone in a boxing ring, the music is overlaid with amazing moments from Fury’s glittering career. Then Fury adds his voice to the mix for an amazing duet.
You can watch the video right here by simply clicking on the Twitter embed right here:
🎶 A long, long time ago,
I can still remember how that music used to make me smile… 🎶@Tyson_Fury and @DonMcLean like you've never seen before! 🥧🤩#FuryWhyte | Saturday | BT Sport Box Office pic.twitter.com/rFel7E0Mxw
— #FuryWhyte | Saturday | BT Sport Box Office 🥊 (@BTSportBoxing) April 19, 2022
Final press conference next
We have already had the open workout for Fury vs Whyte and on Wednesday the excitement will go up a notch when (hopefully) the two men will come face to face for the first time at the final press conference before they meet in the ring.
Friday then brings the official weigh-in, before fight night itself and the latest chapter in the ‘Gypsy King’ story.
While BT Sport has the call on the bout in the UK (£24.95), ESPN has the call in the United States. Somewhat surprisingly the bout is also a PPV over the pond and is retailing at what looks like a pretty punchy $69.99. Saturday should give us a pretty good idea of just what sort of fanbase Fury has built in the U.S. after those wins over Deontay Wilder.