November 29, 2015
November 29, 2015
Wladimir Klitschko-Tyson Fury

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TYSON FURY has become Britain’s first world heavyweight champion since Lennox Lewis. Fighting America’s WBC titlist Deontay Wilder would give Tyson the chance to unify all four of the major belts

There is though no doubt of Fury’s standing in the division after dethroning Wladimir Klitschko in Dusseldorf on Saturday and Tyson was dismissive of Wilder. “Why do we need to mention Deontay Wilder, let’s have a laugh at his name, shall we? Wladimir Klitschko is the number one in the division,” he said. “This man’s been on top for so long, he’s reigned as the champion of the world for the longest. Floyd Mayweather’s gone, Wladimir Klitschko took his place [as the best]. I just took him out tonight.

“So why would I have to be bothered about a novice, basketball player who just came to boxing a couple of years ago? I’m a true natural fighter, I’ve been doing it all my life. You get animals, horses, dogs, anything and it’s bred in them to be whatever they are, race horses, whatever they are and I’m bred to be a fighter. If Deontay Wilder wants a unification fight, he’s going to have to wait because Wladimir Klitschko has a round two, ding, ding!”

Details of a rematch would have to be thrashed out, though Fury would have no problem returning to Germany. “It doesn’t really matter to me where I fight. If you say I’m fighting in Japan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, America wherever it has to be, it has to be. I’d like to come back to Germany again to fight Wladimir. I enjoyed it. I got a great reception from the German fans. The German people really did show me some love and I just hope I entertained. I tried my best to entertain the people. I hope everybody who watch me enjoyed it as much as I did performing,” he said.

“I think Wladimir Klitschko may have let me win tonight on purpose,” Fury added with a strong hint of sarcasm, “in Germany, in front of 50,000 fans. So who knows what the rematch holds? The thing I can say about the rematch is do not forget to watch it or turn up and come and see because it’s going to be explosive.”