The champion is announced first. Wilder’s announcement to the crowd is met by a mixture of boos and cheers.
Similar story for Fury.
Referee Jack Reece is giving instructions – he has to tell Fury to be quiet.
We’re about to begin – round 1 update to come next.
Wilder emerges with American rapper Jay Rock and a dancing brass band.
The champion in a sparkling gold crown, gloves and matching mask covering his face from just below his eyeline. Draped in a peacock-feathered cape, he’s not cracking a smile nor singing along. No jumping around like Fury, the American is cool, calm and collected. It’s all very dramatic.
Real drama in the ring coming up next.