Published On: Thu, Sep 12th, 2019

Boxing news: Tyson Fury digs out Donald Trump and makes Canelo claim before Wallin bout | Boxing | Sport

Tyson Fury took aim at Donald Trump and Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez ahead of his fight with Otto Wallin on Saturday night.

Little-known Swedish heavyweight Otto Wallin will be the man in the opposite corner at the T-Mobile Arena but The Gypsy King ignited fightweek by making rivals of two more recognisable faces across the pond.

The Sin City bout is taking place on Mexican Independence weekend when world star Canelo usually showcases his pugilistic flair.

Fury trained in a Mexican wrestling mask during his public workout and, before mentioning Canelo, slated the US president’s plans to build a wall on the Mexican border.

“Isn’t it a great thing that a total outsider from this country is showing so much love, passion and respect for the Mexican people,” Fury said of himself.

“At the minute they are being oppressed by the people here – building a wall, chucking ‘em all out and treating them terrible.

“Every Mexican person I’ve met has shown love, respect and honour. They’re God-fearing people.

“I don’t know what is going on but it is nice to see a total stranger, heavyweight champion of the world, coming here and respecting people and paying homage to their beliefs and special days.

“I know what it is like to be on the outside. I’ve grown up around it, I’ve been brought up around it.

“I’ve got the Mexican shorts, the Mexican gloves, the Mexican mask, the Mexican music, the Mexican flag. I don’t know how much more respect I can show.

“It is quite a list of fighters to box on this date.”

Fury then turned his attention to Canelo, who wanted to fight Sergey Kovalev at 175lb this weekend but failed in his attempts to foil the Russian’s mandatory defence against Anthony Yarde.

“The funny fact of it was Canelo was supposed to box on this weekend here in Vegas but for whatever reason he decided not to but I stepped up for the Mexican people,” Fury added.

“I brought the fight forward four weeks in order to do this. Good job I stayed fit. I am in shape and always ready.

“It was supposed to be in New York in October but I decided to bring it forward and box on a special date.”

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