Music and boxing have always gone hand in… glove. Whether on stage or on screen, a strong tune has always been an essential part of the gladiatorial experience and over the years, boxers, promoters and film directors have taken great care in selecting songs to inspire and intimidate.
Now, on the eve of World Heavyweight Champ Anthony Joshua’s fight against anticipated opponent Wladimir Klitschko, comes a unique album The Greatest…Best Boxing Ringwalk Songs: http://www.greatestboxingringwalksongs.com
This 2CD set, the first of its kind, contains the most memorable songs - and one legendary poem - from the ring. We have copies up for grabs, plus limited edition cards!
Both classic and contemporary fighters are celebrated: first up, The Greatest himself, Muhammad Ali, whose legendary poem, recited before Ali’s rematch with Smokin’ Joe Frazier, was first aired 45 years ago on the Michael Parkinson show (Oct 17th, 1971). Heavyweight hard man Mike Tyson used Cypress Hill’s ‘How I Could Just Kill a Man’ as one of his ominous signatures; British superstar Lennox Lewis loved the music of James Brown and favoured classic slo-funk cuts such as ‘The Payback’ and ‘The Boss’. ‘80s anthem ‘Simply the Best’ by Tina Turner is synonymous with Chris Eubank.
More recent stars are celebrated including British heavyweight hero Anthony Joshua MBE, who had his friend and leading grime star Stormzy perform a bespoke version of his song ‘Shut Up’ before AJ’s clash with Dillian Whyte in 2015. The track, a b-side, entered the Top 10 the next week as a result of the fight’s huge impact.
Which boxer comes in the ring to ‘Eye Of The Tiger’ by Survivor?
A. Manny Pacquiao
B. Anthony Jpshua
C. Mike Tyson
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