By Jeff Powell For Mailonline
Published: 00:24 BST, 12 September 2019 | Updated: 00:24 BST, 12 September 2019
Tyson Fury brought forward the defence of his lineal world heavyweight title to this Saturday night so that thousands of Mexicans flocking here would not be robbed of the big Sin City fight which is a traditional part of Independence Day weekend.
Manchester's Gypsy King is paying homage to Mexico throughout the build up to his final rehearsal for a mega-rematch with WBC champion Deontay Wilder next year.
Fury says of his meeting with little-known Swedish heavyweight Otto Walllin: 'This fight was scheduled for mid-October in New York which would have suited me better. But I moved it up a few weeks so that the Mexican people would not be disappointed by not having big boxing on this date for the first time in a long time.
Tyson Fury is championing Mexico throughout the build up to his outing in the T-Mobile Arena
'Their man Canelo Alvarez was supposed to be boxing for them this Saturday but for some reason that didn't happen. So I took the date and I am proud to do so.
'And isn't it great that a total outsider is showing so much love, passion and respect for the Mexican people at this time when