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23 JUNE 2018

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Fury on form as promo gets under way for Klitschko rematch

Never known for being shy and retiring, Tyson Fury has hit the ground running as the build up gets under way for his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in July. Actually, if you believe Manchester’s world champion, there’ll be no running at all.

Never known for being shy and retiring, Tyson Fury has hit the ground running as the build up gets under way for his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko in July. Actually, if you believe Manchester’s world champion, there’ll be no running at all.


"It’s an absolute disgrace to call me an athlete," Fury said, making a point of taking his top off in front of the assembled cameras.


"Fat man, and that’s the man that beat you," he goaded in Klitschko’s direction.


The videos are already going viral and Fury’s jovial nature is continuing to win him more and more fans. After usurping Ukraine’s undisputed world champion in their first encounter, people are now starting to take him seriously, despite the jokes.


The first time he was written off and not given much of a chance. Now the latest boxing odds have their pair level at 10/11. Despite his victory last time out, Fury doesn’t edge away in the betting stakes. However, now fans and pundits are aware that he does have what it takes to beat Klitschko and it’s likely he can do it again.

"Boxing Gloves sitting in a ring" (CC BY 2.0) by  aberrocreative 


’Dr Steelhammer’ was undefeated in 11 years coming into the contest with an enormous 64-3 record and with every notable world title belt. By contrast, Fury was just 24-0 and seen as more of a talker than a legitimate world champion.


While it wasn’t an instant classic, it was a cut and dry victory for Britain’s Fury. It was a result very few saw coming, particularly in the manner that it played out. Now the stakes are higher for him and there are more expectations. You wouldn’t know it to look at him, nor to hear him talk, and he appears to be taking the role of world champion in his stride, continually entertaining along the way.


There was always going to be some mention of his home-grown rivals and Fury took aim and Anthony Joshua, dismissing his next opponent, Dominic Breazeale. "



He did go to more personal depths with comments that are guaranteed to get the news outlets talking. Social media is already ablaze with his comments and his dance moves, and if it keeps on at this rate we’ll be seeing a lot of Fury before their July 9th showdown.


He’s shown once before that’s he’s not here to play around when he gets in the ring. Maybe Wlad will not underestimate him this time, or maybe the longstanding champion has just had his day. Whatever happens, there’ll be more eyeballs on the bout in Manchester thanks almost exclusively to the hometown favourite.

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