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Tyson Fury goes full Apollo Creed with Rocky IV style ring entrance vs Tom Schwarz in Las Vegas

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Tyson Fury breezed past Tom Schwarz with a second-round TKO in Las Vegas on Saturday night. 

The 'Gypsy King' bounced back from December's controversial draw with Deontay Wilder in superb fashion, landing a right hand to drop his German opponent to the floor. 

With Schwarz bloodied and under pressure after returning to his feet, the fight was waved off to hand Fury a TKO victory that takes his record to 28 wins and one draw. 

It was a result that many expected from this 'showcase' bout, the Brit's first after signing a lucrative deal with ESPN. 

This was all about marketing Fury to an American audience - and the five minutes and 54 seconds of boxing almost took a back seat. 

The tone of the evening was set from the very start - when Fury made his entrance dressed as Apollo Creed from Rocky IV. 

Pre-fight, he told fans to 'enjoy it, because it's only going to happen once' - and his hilarious ring-walk didn't disappoint. 

Channeling his inner Apollo, Fury made his way to the ring dressed head to toe in stars and stripes, with a top hat to match, similar to what Carl Weathers' character wore in the Rocky films. 

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Oh, and he wore all that while James Brown's Living in America was blasting out around the MGM Grand.

Check it out below. 

Talk about putting on a show. Unsurprisingly, Fury was in a party mood after the fight, and celebrated his win with a spot of karaoke, belting out Aerosmith's 'I don't want to miss a thing'.  

He then announced he'll return to the ring in either September or October this year, before 'hunting down' Wilder for his belt. 

"I came here to have fun and put on a show and I hope everybody enjoyed it as much as I did," Fury said.

Tyson Fury v Tom Schwarz

"We have got either September 21 or October 5 next and then next year we're going to hunt down Deontay Wilder for that green belt."

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