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Even 55 Referees won’t Stop Me Beating Klitschko –Fury

Posted: Jul 29, 2015 at 12:45 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Chibuike Chukwu  –  Lagos


Tyson Fury says the performance of the referee will be under intense scrutiny in his October world title fight in Dusseldorf but warned champion, Wladimir Klitschko, that not even 55 men in the middle will prevent him from leaving with the belts.

Fury (right) during a fight. Phot: dailymail.co.uk

Fury (right) during a fight. Phot: dailymail.co.uk

Undefeated Fury will challenge the Ukrainian for the WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO titles at the Esprit Arena on October 24 in the 25th contest of his professional career.

Klitschko represents the biggest test of Fury’s career by far and the 26-year-old is currently rated as a 3/1 outsider against the long-standing heavyweight king.

Bullish Fury, however, says his main concern on the night will be the performance of the referee and not his opponent, who has not lost a boxing match for 11 years.

He said: ‘The only thing I have to be careful of here is the referee with holding and all that sort of stuff.

“Every time we get in close he says ‘break’ and starts warning me and taking points off, that’s one thing to be careful of.

‘But there could be 55 referees in the ring. At the end of the day, it’s a fight and he has to fight sooner or later whether it’s in round two, five or 10.  The referee nor anyone else can help him when we’re in the ring.”

Despite his long reign as champion, Klitschko still has some detractors who have criticised him for a style often described as robotic and even negative. He has also been accused of excessive leanings in some of world title defences.

Fury added: “The other thing I need to be careful of is letting Wladimir being very negative and just giving him rounds for nothing.

“But if he tries leaning on me, I’m prepared to spin him around and throw him on the ground just like Eddie Chambers did. He picked him up and slammed him on the canvas. Why not just take this into an MMA fight?’

Germany is not always a happy hunting ground for British boxers with both Martin Murray and Matthew Macklin feeling hard done by with the judges’ scoring in their respective fights against Felix Sturm.