By Raphael Baker: With only 13 and a half weeks to go until the rematch between Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko. Fury is renowned for making controversial statements in the past, but this one is definitely at the top of the list. The self-proclaimed Gypsy king has come up with a theory which puts a dark cloud over his performance back in November.
According to Tyson Fury he believes that the only reason why he is the undisputed champion is because Klitschko allowed him to win in order to generate more revenue in the rematch.
"...I think he might have lost on purpose in Germany - I have contemplated this as well. What happens if he knew I was contracted in for a rematch and I couldn’t fight anybody else? If I retire and don’t fight him, he gets the belts back anyway, that’s in the contract.
"If I fight him again and he turns it up and knocks me out in 10 seconds - or whatever - then he has won his belts back to become a three-time heavyweight champion. Not many have done that - only people like Muhammad Ali.
"He could then still go on and beat Joe Louis’ record [of 25 successful defences of the heavyweight title] if he wins it back and wins a few more fights. Happy days.
"But it would not have been possible unless he had lost our first fight."
"The broadcasters are happy. They’ve got their drama. And Klitschko had already lost anyway. It was not as if he was like Joe Calzaghe or Floyd Mayweather, undefeated and the zero meant a lot. It didn’t mean anything to him. He’s a businessman isn’t he?"
In another interview recently Tyson Fury talks about his lack of motivation for the rematch with Klitschko at the Phones4U arena in Manchester on July 9th. Fury admitted his lack of motivation for the rematch and is not concerned about being Knocked out by Klitschko.
He went on to say that the majority of the UK public wants to see him lose due to him being a traveller. He believes his background has labelled him a social outcast, and this has contributed to the lack of respect by the general public.