Tyson Fury attempted to swoon the Mexican boxing public by answering questions in Spanish ahead of his clash with Otto Wallin this Saturday in Las Vegas.
The Gypsy King is fighting on Mexicos Independence weekend, a spot usually reserved for the biggest Mexican fighters on the planet.
Fury revealed he moved his fight date up by four weeks just so he could fill the date vacated by Canelo Alvarez.
What people dont know is, I wasnt meant to box this weekend, Fury said in a press conference on Wednesday.
— Top Rank Boxing (@trboxing) September 11, 2019
I was supposed to box in New York in early October to mid-October. When we heard Canelo Alvarez wasnt going to be fighting on Mexican Independence weekend, I thought damn.
What a shock, because this has been a special weekend for many years for boxing.
The Mexican people arent going to have a main event for the weekend, so I had to step in. I brought my fight date forward four weeks.
Tyson Fury's claim to being an honorary Mexican is tested by a Spanish-speaking journalist. Fury has an answer though…
— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) September 11, 2019
Just so you could see me and the Mexicans could have a main event on Independence weekend.
Fury wore a Mexican wrestling mask to the open workouts on Tuesday and continued his charm offensive by inviting questions in Spanish during the press conference.
After one lengthy question, Fury replied: Yes, I am the Mexican Gypsy King, El Rey de los Gitanos. It is a privilege to be boxing on Mexican Independence weekend.