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Fury, Klitschko Fight Holds Feb 2016

Posted: Sep 30, 2015 at 12:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Compiled by Steve Oma-Ofozor,


Tyson Fury has revealed that his heavyweight world title challenge against Wladimir Klitschko billed for Dusseldorf, Germany on October 24, 2015 could be delayed until February 2016.

This, Fury said was due to the lack of available Sky Box Office dates.

However, Klitschko pulled out of the world title defence over the weekend, citing a calf injury having been in London last Wednesday when Fury stole the show at a press conference by appearing in a Batman costume.

“They’re saying now that the fight won’t be rescheduled until February,” said Fury on Periscope.

“There might not be a fight in November because Sky Box Office don’t have a date. So now I’m being told I might have to wait until February to smash Klitschko. That is a downer for me, because Wlad says I may be mentally insecure. I’m still a Gypsy warrior.

“For the next press conference, I’m going to turn up wearing tape around my mouth just in case I say anything that frightens him away. I will not talk in conferences.

“The big Russian teddy bear, who’s afraid of his own shadow, and all those great champions won’t fight me. They’re all scared of the furious one because they know to beat me, they have to nail me to the canvas.

“To nail me to the canvas, you have to stand in front of me and engage in a fight.”

Fury has angrily dismissed the proposition of fighting as an undercard

Fury also rounded on promoter Eddie Hearn. “He put out a tweet saying he wants me on the undercard on October 24 in an eight rounder,” Fury added.

“What does he think I am? Eddie, have a day off. I’m the number one mandatory in the world, and he wants to put me in an eight rounder against some random guy. He thinks I was born last week. I’m going to have to wait for Wlad. I’m contracted in.

“I can’t take no fights in between. I don’t know how Kell Brook’s pay per view is going to go off against a guy (Diego Chaves) that no one even knows his name or who he’s fighting. It can’t be pay-per-view,” Fury concluded.