Eminem walked boxer Terence Crawford to the ring for his welterweight title fight in Las Vegas last night (July 29).
Crawford was fighting Errol Spence Jr. on Saturday at the T-Mobile Arena, and chose Marshall Mathers’ ‘Lose Yourself’ as his walk-on music.
When the song began playing, Eminem emerged alongside Crawford to walk to the ring and said to the crowd: “Las Vegas, make some noise for the next, undisputed welterweight champion of the world.”
See the ringwalk below.
? “How did you pull off getting Eminem to walk you out tonight!?”
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— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) July 30, 2023
The walk came after Crawford asked fans on Instagram who should accompany him to the ring on the night, adding himself: “I think it would be dope to have Eminem walk me out.”
Eminem then responded in the comments: “This is 2 crazy.!!! You r 1 of my favorite boxers rn!”
Crawford ended up beating Spence with a ninth-round knockout. “They said I wasn’t good enough and I couldn’t beat these welterweights,” he said after the fight.
“I just kept my head to the sky and kept praying to God that I would get the opportunity to show the world how great Terence Crawford is. Tonight, I believe I showed how great I am.”
Sheeran began to play a cover of 2002 hit ‘Lose Yourself’ from the 8 Mile Soundtrack, telling the crowd he had only began to rehearse it earlier in the day, adding: “We’ll see how it goes.”
As the UK singer-songwriter played the track, Eminem emerged onto the stage and was met by an eruption of cheers from the crowd.
Last year, Sheeran joined Eminem for a performance of ‘Stan’ when the latter was inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame.
Recounting the performance, Sheeran said: “I remember getting the call to do it. I was shooting… 14 music videos back to back… and it was like on my day off from shooting the music videos, and I was like, ‘I can’t say no. I can’t.’
“So, I got a plane straight after my music video, flew there for the song, and then that night flew back. It was really worth it.”