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IT was es­ti­mated that 10,000 Fury fans made the trip to see their hero in ac­tion. The Bri­tish con­tin­gent were cer­tainly in good voice, both at Fri­day’s weigh-in and the fight it­self. They spilled into the me­dia en­clo­sures on both oc­ca­sions but, from this view­point, were on their best be­hav­iour.

QUITE what Hol­ly­wood stars Wil­liam H. Macey, Hay­den Panet­tiere and broth­ers Owen and Luke Wil­son made of the Bri­tish fans hog­ging the seats in front of them is an­other mat­ter en­tirely.

WILDER is re­ported to have earned $14m with Fury pick­ing up $10m. Should the pair go again, ex­pect those purses to rise sig­nif­i­cantly.

THE of­fi­cial at­ten­dance was 17,698. The event was not a sell-out, with some of the ver­tigoin­duc­ing seats empty.

AS Fight Weeks go, it was ex­cep­tion­ally event­ful with great ac­cess de­liv­ered to the me­dia. After the fighters ap­peared at sep­a­rate fire sta­tions to pro­mote the event on Tues­day, the fol­low­ing day’s press con­fer­ence changed the com­plex­ion of the en­tire ri­valry. Pro­moter Frank War­ren pluck­ily stood be­tween the fighters as se­cu­rity took their time to dif­fuse a heated sit­u­a­tion. Any­one who watched on TV or Youtube and pre­sumed the whole thing was staged should prob­a­bly think again.

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