Jay Rock Walks Boxer Deontay Wilder to the Ring While Performing His Song “Win”
In video footage of the pre-fight festivities, Rock can be seen sporting The Bronze Bomber's WBC championship belt. The Watts, Calif. rapper gives a rousing version of his Redemption single. Wilder rocked a golden crown and face mask, along with a feathery black overcoat. As for the fight, it ended in a draw, so there will more than likely be a rematch on the horizon.
This isn't the first time Wilder has utilized a rapper for his walk up. Back in March, he tapped Lil' Kim to perform her new single "Spicy" while walking the rapper out for his bout with Luiz Ortiz. For his November 2017 bout against Bermane Stiverne, 50 Cent walked him out performing "Many Men."
Wilder is a true hip-hop head and even raps some. XXL spoke with the heavyweight boxer during the spring and he talked about his rhyming skills.
"We [freestyle rap] all the time, man," he said. "Chillin' with the boys, vibing and all of a sudden you hear a fire-ass beat. We do it in the gym, at home—it's nothing like letting people know what's on your mental. But I tell people all the time that even when I speak—whether it's in a small crowd or big crowd—I don't use my mind. I use my heart. And I let my mouth be the translator to what my heart tells me. So if I'm being put on the spot, if I'm speaking from my heart, then you gotta know it's real what I'm telling you."
Check out Jay Rock walking Deontay Wilder to the ring below.
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