Tyson Fury stands on the cusp of facing Wladimir Klitschko for his WBA and WBO world heavyweight title belts, with both of the boxers representatives in negotiations for a clash to happen this year, possibly in the UK.
In the event that an agreement cannot be reached between the two camps, then the fight will go to purse bids.
After Klitscko defeated his last challenger unbeaten American contender Bryant Jennings on April 24 at Madison Square Garden in New York City, he said at the post fight press conference that his next challenger would be the unbeaten Fury, who stands in mandatory position.
“I believe that this fight with Tyson Fury is going to look different.” said Klitschko.
“There is a size difference, Tyson Fury is taller than me, he’s definitely the guy that’s got ambition and I think that it’s going to be exciting, he’s going to engage in the fight, there was not much engagement from Jennings through his partially defensive style but I think the Tyson Fury fight is going to be really really exciting so I’m looking forward to it. We will find out when it’s going to happen, which month and where but that’s the job for the next few weeks to figure out.”
Klitschko also mentioned that he is happy to fight anywhere and didnt rule out taking on Fury in his home country. “I am absolutely open to fighting anywhere.” added the champion.
Mancunian Fury (24-0, 18KOs) earned his shot after his 10th round stoppage of Dereck Chisora last November and then took a warm up fight against Christian Hammer in February winning by 8th round stoppage. He took the fight with Hammer after agreeing to step aside to allow Klitschko to face Jennings in a voluntary defence, with the understanding that he would be next in line, which Klitschko is willing to honor.
Fury has met Klitschko before when the late great trainer Emanuel Steward who trained the Ukranian champ, took Fury over to Germany to train in the champions camp. While their Fury offered Wladimir, but says the he turned him down. At the time Klitschko was in training to defend against Chisora, a fight that never accured after Klitschko pulled out, Fury says that Klischko was scared of Chisora and also to spar him.
“If I ever get hold of Wladimir I will smash him in bits.” said Fury. “He is a shit-house man he wouldn’t spar his shadow.”
“I had my head-guard on I said go on lets have a spar and he said no I’m only sparring small guys, because at the time he was gona be fighting Dereck Chisora, and he was scared of Dereck Chisora, and I said to him, I can beat Dereck Chisora never mind you, and then I went on a few months later and beat Dereck Chisora.”