WATCH: Tyson Fury Once Surprised Bob Arum on His Birthday in Front of 8,500 Fans

Published 08/12/2022, 4:30 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – JUNE 12: Boxer Tyson Fury (L) and Top Rank Founder and CEO Bob Arum attend a news conference at MGM Grand Hotel & Casino on June 12, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fury will face Tom Schwarz in a heavyweight bout on June 15 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The boxing world has witnessed several stories of an unbroken bond between a fighter and his promoter. The former heavyweight legend Mike Tyson and his love for his father-like figure Cus D’Amato is the most iconic one. Though it is hard to find such a thing in the current generation of boxing, the mutual respect between Tyson Fury and Bob Arum is no less than a pure love between a fighter and his promoter.

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The WBC and the Ring Magazine heavyweight champ set an example by flying all the way to Madison Square Garden, New York, to sing ‘Happy Birthday and American Pie’ to his promoter, Bob Arum.

ESPN reported it on Twitter. They wrote, “Tyson Fury flew all the way from the UK to sing Bob Arum happy 90th birthday.”

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Following the victory of three-weight class champ Vasyl Lomachenko over Richard Commey, ‘The Gypsy King’ walked into the ring to surprise his promoter Bob Arum.

In a floral black color suit, the British pressed into the ring, took the mic, and set the rhythm of the entire arena comprising 8555 spectators. He first poured his heart out by singing the ‘Happy Birthday song’ on the 90th birthday of a living legend. And He persuaded the entire arena to sing along with him.

Later, he ended the celebration with an American Pie classic.

Bob Arum did not want Tyson Fury to fight Derek Chisora

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The 33-year-old called out his old rival Derek Chisora a few days back. ‘The Gypsy King’ announced that he would come out of retirement to make the trilogy happen.

However, his promoter Bob Arum recently turn down all such storylines. He said, “The truth is that he gets up in the morning and he figures how he can best stir up s**t and that’s what he does. You think Isaac takes it seriously? Of course not, for Christ sake! [Fury] is just having fun. It’s his idea of fun. He’s getting a little antsy as we all are because we’re waiting.”

Arum is waiting to see the result of the rematch between Oleksandr Usyk and Anthony Joshua. He wanted Fury to return for an undisputed contest between him and the winner of the Joshua vs Usyk fight.

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Abhishek Singh

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Abhishek Singh is a Boxing writer at EssentiallySports. Following the completion of his training as an amateur boxer, he is currently preparing to appear for trials at the state and national levels. With over 3 years of experience in playing the sport, Abhishek is also the holder of a Bachelor's in Arts degree from the University of Delhi.

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