The Top 5 Walkout Costumes in the History of the Heavyweight Division

Published 10/05/2021, 12:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 23: WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder enters the ring for the start of his title fight against Luis Ortiz at MGM Grand Garden Arena on November 23, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Wilder retained his title with a seventh-round knockout. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)


The Heavyweight division remains one of the most entertaining divisions in boxing. Since the advent of boxing, the heavyweight division brought with it great champions and all-around entertainment for boxing fans. Today we take a look at the best walkout costumes in the heavyweight division.

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Top 5 heavyweight walkout costumes

1. Deontay Wilder:

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The former heavyweight champion of the world has made a name for himself with his out-of-the-box walkout costumes. His outfits always feature a mask and some sort of armor around his shoulders.

However, sometimes wearing an outlandish costume might not be reasonable. As ‘The Bronze Bomber’ had claimed that the costume that he wore for his fight against Tyson Fury was the reason his legs gave out during the fight.

2. Tyson Fury: 

Tyson ‘The Gypsy King’ Fury always brings his eccentric energy to his walkouts. From Mexican-themed costumes to a king’s costume, which was complete with a throne on which Fury got carried, all the way to the ring. Fury has had many amazing costumes throughout his career.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – FEBRUARY 22: Tyson Fury enters the ring prior to the Heavyweight bout for Wilder’s WBC and Fury’s lineal heavyweight title against Deontay Wilder on February 22, 2020 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

In the second fight between Fury and Wilder, Fury brought out this king’s costume, which fits his moniker, ‘The Gypsy King’. After which he went 0n to become the WBC and The Ring heavyweight champion of the world.

3. Bernard Hopkins:

The oldest man in the sport to win a major world title would wear an executioner’s mask to the ring, along with his traditional boxing robes.

However, Hopkins was not the quick executioner that fans would like. He often dragged his fights on to the 12th round, eventually getting narrow decision victories.

4. Wilbert Johnson

 

Wilbert ‘The Vampire’ Johnson, true to his nickname, would walk out to the ring dressed like a vampire. Johnson had lost his front teeth in a high school football game and used that to enhance his ‘Vampire’ aura.

Although very little footage of ‘The Vampire’ exists, fans spoke of Johnson as one of the most entertaining boxers. Along with his Dracula teeth and cape, they would often carry Johnson to the stage in a casket.

5. Dillian Whyte

The WBC interim heavyweight titleholder wore a costume to mock Deontay Wilder’s costume that he wore before his fight against Tyson Fury.

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Whyte wore a black robe with a bedazzled lion on it. He mocked Wilder saying, the costume he wore weighed 40 pounds.

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Who do you think had the best walkout costume in the heavyweight division?

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Allan Binoy

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Allan Binoy is a Combat Sports Author at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a bachelor's degree in English Literature. Allan is a semi-professional football player for Diego Juniors FC.

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