With Deontay Wilder set to defend his WBC World Heavyweight Title against Tyson Fury on Saturday night, gear up for the big bout by streaming and following Shoot Music’s Boxing Ring Walk Playlist on Spotify.
American champion Wilder, who has held the belt since 2015 and is unbeaten in 40 professional bouts, goes up against former Unified World Champion Fury at the Staples Center in Los Angeles on Saturday December 1, with the winner likely to face reigning WBO, WBA and IBF champion Anthony Joshua in a bout to unify all four major world titles in 2019.
Whether it’s used to psyche out opponents, hype up the crowd, or add to the general spectacle of a major sporting event, no boxing match can be complete without iconic ringwalk music.
The playlist is topped by this weekend’s combatants. In his last title defence against Luis Ortiz in March, Lil Kim walked to the ring alongside Wilder, performing a medley of songs including new track ‘Spicy (feat. Fabolous)’. In his second comeback bout against Francesco Pianeta in Belfast’s Windsor Park in August, Britain’s ‘Gypsy King’ used both T.I.’s ‘Live Your Life (feat. Rihanna)’ and Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Sweet Home Alabama
Mike Tyson walked out to Redman’s ‘Time for Sum Aksion’ for his first fight following his release from prison, while Vitali Klitschko once strode out to AC/DC’s ‘Hell’s Bells’. In his prime, a young Prince Naseem Hamed stepped out to Ini Kamoze’s massive hit ‘Here Comes The Hotstepper’, while Lennox Lewis walked out to Missy Elliot’s ‘Get Your Freak On’.
Floyd Mayweather comfortably defeated Robert Guerrero after sauntering out to Lil Wayne’s ‘No Worries’, and who can forget the Greatest himself, Muhammad Ali taking on Earnie Shavers after confidently landing in the ring with the ‘Star Wars Theme’ – as perhaps only Ali could. In terms of confidence, Ali’s ring walk anthem is only perhaps equalled by the legendary Chris Eubank, turning a ringwalk into a catwalk with Tina Turner’s ‘The Best’.
So whether you’re training or just need some motivation to power through your day, check our playlist of boxing ring walk anthems. Featuring some of boxing’s most legendary ringwalk anthems, fan favourites and iconic tracks, it’s perfect for workouts and knockouts. Just run the other way if you hear ‘The Best’ in the other corner!