WBC world heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, has pleaded with US president, Joe Biden, to allow British fans to attend his trilogy fight against American Deontay Wilder on Saturday.
With the fight set to be held at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, US, travel laws still prohibit Brits from travelling across cities directly., although, the laws are set to be relaxed, but not in time for this weekend’s blockbuster fight.
According to the Mirror, the Gypsy King has issued a last-minute message to Biden hoping that British fans would be allowed to travel and support him on Saturday.
He said: “I’ve still got my fingers crossed that at the last minute President Biden will open the borders to my supporters”.
“I’ve been putting the pressure on for the Brits to be allowed to invade Las Vegas again and make it like my second fight with Wilder”.
He added: “This trilogy fight is huge. The first in the heavyweights since Evander Holyfield and Riddick Bowe, with only Muhammad Ali and Joe Frazier before that in modern times”.
“To hold one of the biggest sports events of recent years without the Brits here is crazy”.
From November 1, Brits will no longer have to spend two weeks quarantining outside the UK before entering the US.
The 33-year-old led huge celebrations on the Las Vegas strip following his victory over Wilder in February 2020 and knows just how much the fans love to watch him fight, especially when they take palace overseas.
“The fans also love travelling abroad. They are gagging to come here,” the boxing champ continued.
Ahead of the fight, Fury vowed to not only defeat Wilder once again, but in even quicker fashion than their previous bout when he stopped the 35-year-old in the seventh round.