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.