Tyson Fury will take part in a real 12 round fight behind closed doors in preparation for his July 26 heavyweight showdown against fellow Briton Dereck Chisora.
The unbeaten Fury, from Manchester will fly in Carlos Takim from Cameroon to fight 12 hard rounds behind closed doors to improve his sharpness and tone his fighting skill after much inactivity
"I will not be inactive or waiting around for anyone, dancing to other people’s fiddle. It’s all about me. You have to be selfish in boxing," he said.
"I’m very disappointed that I won’t be fighting on April 12. I’m not allowed to fight in that and not allowed to have an six- or eight-rounder anywhere else.
"It’s about trying keep me inactive. They want me not to fight and go off the rails, putting weight on and not train properly. I’m ready to fight now and it’s sickening that I can’t fight.
"I’m still being paid whether I fight or don’t, but I’d rather be fighting and they need every edge they can get.
"On April 14 or 15 I’ll have a gym fight with Takam. We’ll do 12 threes (three-minute rounds) and I might have to give him money.
"It will be behind closed doors, it won’t be sold to the media. There won’t any judges there. We’ll go at it and whatever happens in the gym will stay in the gym.
"He’s 6ft 2in and 18 stones so is perfect preparation for Dereck. So I’ll be getting a fight in whether they want me to or not.
"I’ll take time off after that, then come back into gym in May to prepare."
March 17, 2014