Former heavyweight world title challenger Eddie Chambers believes Tyson Fury could prove to be Wladimir Klitschko’s toughest test to date when they meet on October 24 for the WBO, IBF and WBA titles in Düsseldorf, Germany.
Chambers unsuccessfully challenged Klitschko for the IBF and WBO titles in 2010 but was stopped in the 12th and final round by the Ukrainian.
Having previously trained alongside Tyson in the Team Fury camp for his last five fights, Chambers feels Fury’s three inch height advantage could prove pivotal.
“There’s a chance that Tyson is catching Wladimir at the right time, but even the best Klitschko would have a tough time with Tyson because of the difference in size with Fury being bigger,” he told Boxing News.
“He’s bigger and he’s athletic and can box just as well [as Klitschko] so that gives Wladimir a much bigger threat compared to other guys he’s faced, even the ones he lost to.”
Standing at 6’ 9’’ and with an 85’’ reach, compared to the champion’s 81’’, Fury is Klitschko’s biggest ever opponent.
After the 39-year-old’s laboured points win over Bryant Jennings in April, some feel Klitschko could be on his way out and Chambers suggested Fury could dethrone the champion.
“It’s an interesting fight and I’m excited about it and, in my opinion, there’s a possibility we’re going to have a new heavyweight champion of the world but you never know, Wladimir’s been on top for years and years and he’s there for a reason,” he said.
“Most people will look at it and say Wladimir will continue his success, even if he has slowed down a little, but we’ll see.”