All grim eyes on Las Vegas on Sunday morning: Tyson Fury v Deontay Wilder III and the culmination of a very modern rivalry that dates back to 2014, when Fury took to Twitter and warned, “I want you punk.”
An apology followed 15 minutes later – it turned out he tagged England footballer Lucy Bronze, not the Bronze Bomber. Ali-Dawn Fraser, eat your heart. Now, however, among the big questions ahead of this trilogy fight: How will Wilder fare on his way to the ring?
Last February, his 40-pound suit explained the beatings he had received. Apparently. It was one of Wilder’s wildest excuses. But still, he’s not taking any chances this time around.
Deontay Wilder in 40-pound leather armor in 2019, including crown and face mask
While more extravagance is expected, the creators have promised this outfit will be “a lot lighter … so we don’t have any drama at all.”
Fury has already thrown away the sartorial glove during Fight Week. His two-piece suit and sneakers featured a patchwork of WBC and Ring Magazine heavyweight belts.
Trolling will continue once the first bell rings. Fury will use a specially designed stool, bearing a photo of Wilder and, in silver sequins, the words “Big Dosser”. As its designer explained, “After you finish hitting it, it will sit on her face. ” Nice picture.
Tyson Fury’s two-piece suit and sneakers featured a patchwork of his heavy belts
Scandal that the kits failed the eye test
About one in 12 men and one in 200 women are thought to suffer from some form of color blindness.
Incredible, then, that the embarrassing kit conflict between Ireland and Wales was allowed to linger for so long before being rectified.
Wales and Ireland ditched their traditional kits clash to help color blind fans
Not just because modern fans are obsessed with kit designs and color schemes. But if eight percent of male players are struggling, why has no one taken a stand?
Toon Wing Bender
Among the raving Toon Army outside St James’ Park on Thursday night was singer-songwriter Sam Fender.
“The best day of our lives,” he wrote on Instagram as his saxophonist serenaded the crowd to celebrate Mike Ashley’s release.
How they paid the price. Still wearing his Newcastle tracksuit, Fender appeared on BBC Breakfast on Friday, putatively to promote his new album.
“I’m really, really hungover,” he admitted. The presenters were at least grateful for his honesty.