TYSON FURY is ready to fight aggressively in his October 24 challenge to world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. The Wilmslow traveller believes that fighting on away turf in Dusseldorf, Germany, against a Ukranian fighter beloved in a country where he is a major attraction and has fought so often, he will need a knockout to triumph. Combine this realisation with a history of exciting performances and Fury is almost duty-bound to provide thrills.
“Win, lose or draw I’m getting paid a lot of money for this so I’m there to entertain,” he vowed. “I’ll do my best to entertain, I ain’t there to jib and jab around the ring. I’m there to hurt, to draw blood and to put on a good fight. Either I get knocked out or he gets knocked out. I need a knockout to win. I ain’t gonna win a decision in Germany anyway, do you really think they’re gonna give me a decision in Germany against a super champion who they love?”
Fury feels he must remove the judges from the equation by ending the fight inside the 12-round distance, but what if the referee – as we have seen in past Klitschko fights – becomes overly officious and targets the challenger with fussy warnings and/or points deductions.
“I couldn’t give a f***,” he storms. “I’ll hit him and all.”