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Fury, Hennessy Willing To Work For a W. Klitschko Shot

by Nick Parkinson, courtesy of The Daily Star

TYSON FURY already has the edge over Wladimir Klitschko – after outlasting him in the sauna.

The unbeaten Morecambe heavyweight floored Martin Rogan twice in a fifth-round stoppage in Belfast on Saturday to keep on track for a world title shot.

Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy believes a showdown with WBA, IBF and WBO champion Klitschko is still a year off, with the Ukrainian set to defend his crown against American Tony Thompson on July 7.

The 6ft 9in gypsy giant, 23, is not only three inches taller than Klitschko, 36, but has been boosted by outdoing him in a contest to see who could last longest in the sauna.

He said: “I believe I’ve got one over on him already. We had a sauna competition at his training camp in Austria in October and I mentally broke him down. I almost passed out before I got out. We were in there with a few of his training team and everyone was getting out after 10 minutes.

“Me and him stayed in. It got to 15 minutes and I was having to count down the seconds in my head to get through it.

“Eventually he got up in a huff and walked out without speaking.

“I’m ready to fight anyone in the world right now. If my promoter wants me to fight Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko in the morning, I will do it, but things can’t be done like that. It’s a long process. I’m going up in the world and Wladimir has mentioned me as a possible opponent.”

Hennessy is planning for Fury to face an American opponent when he returns to action on June 30.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sjblandy on 04-16-2012

But walds only fights shorter men so fighting fury will be his hardest fight for a long while. David price is the next big talent. Fury bottled it when price called him out

Comment by Superflo777 on 04-16-2012

[QUOTE=Sage84;12010321]Its only 2inches mate, hardly towering.[/QUOTE] [IMG]http://bilder.bild.de/fotos-skaliert/wladimirklitschkovsdavidhayesetfor02july2_20712533_mbqf-1303827924-17589802/2,h=343.bild.jpg[/IMG] It'd look like this, actually the distance would be a little greater.

Comment by Sage84 on 04-16-2012

[QUOTE=Superflo777;12009447]Agree. I'm already looking forward to his fight. Fury would tower over Wladimir just as Wlad towered over Haye.[/QUOTE] Its only 2inches mate, hardly towering.

Comment by Superflo777 on 04-16-2012

[QUOTE=Mr. Invincible;12009305]Fury rocks. I like the guy. I think he has great potential even if he did once uppercut himself pretty badly. Can you imagine if he had caused a ko of himself? How would that have went down in…

Comment by Mr. Invincible on 04-16-2012

Fury rocks. I like the guy. I think he has great potential even if he did once uppercut himself pretty badly. Can you imagine if he had caused a ko of himself? How would that have went down in the…

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