Mascot’s have seemed to come in for a lot of punishment in the build-up to Deontay Wilder vs Tyson Fury with Fury being the latest to deliver a beat down on one.
In recent weeks it was widely reported that WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder broke the jaw of a mascot on ESPN Deportes by accident when he followed through with a punch.
Wilder refuted there was a broken jaw caused and even offered the man tickets to his fight with Fury.
In another bit of light-hearted promotion Fury is the latest to let a mascot have it (hat tip BT Sport and IFL):
The build-up so far has been quite entertaining ahead of what should be a very serious battle on December 1st in LA.
Both Wilder and Fury have been really giving the fight a push in the media and the content so far from BT in the UK and Showtime in the US has been top-notch.
The ultimate goal of all this is to generate pay per view buys and it will be interesting to see what kind of numbers the fight does in the US.
It might surprise some particularly given the hugely watched and listened to US podcast involving Fury and Joe Rogan.