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Fury: I Have Time on My Hands, No Rush To a Title

By Kevin Francis, courtesy of The Daily Star

TYSON FURY is in no ­hurry to take a tilt at a world heavyweight title.

The 6ft 7in Fury bids to extend his 18-fight unbeaten run against American Vinny Maddalone, 38, in Clevedon, Somerset, tonight.

He knows he is knocking on the door for a clash with one of the world’s two dominant heavyweights – Vitali and Wladimir Klitschko.

Between them, the Ukrainian brothers hold all the major belts in the world.

But Fury, 24, is in no rush to lock horns with either of them just yet.

He said: “I won’t sell myself down the river for a couple of hundred grand.

“I’m no-one’s fool. I don’t want to just put up a fight and wobble one of the Klitschkos.

“I want to come home with the world title.

“I’ll just bide my time and carry on the way I am. I don’t see the reason to rush into such a clash when I clearly have time on my hands.

“We’ve got to wait and take our time. It’s not hard to get a title shot – it’s about getting a mandatory title shot.

“If it’s mandatory, then you are talking about millions – it’s life-changing money, rather than month-changing money.

“I think I will get a world title shot later next year. In boxing you’ve got to wait and keep busy – I’ve been ­active while waiting in the wings.

“The things I can change are the way I train and prepare and ­getting myself up the rankings.

“By December I should be ­mandatory for the WBC title. Now that would be something to go for. As I have said, I am not rushing.”

Fury is now ranked No.7 by the WBC and looks in great shape after conquering a food addiction that saw him balloon to 23st.

He suffered from a form of bulimia and said: “I was in a patch when I didn’t care about anything – boxing, marriage, life.

“I’ve knuckled down and got my diet right at last. If I kept on eating rubbish, I’d have been a diabetic or ended up with heart problems.

“I’d pull into a garage and buy a carrier bag full of sweets, then throw up and start again.

“I have not been back there since I sorted ­myself out!”

PREDICTION: I am taking a super-fit Fury to overcome Maddalone around the fifth.

- THE fight is live on Channel 5 tonight (10pm). Tickets from www.hennessysports.com

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Ravens Fan on 07-07-2012

I understand now. The reason Fury sucks is because time is weighing down his hands and therefore it prevents him from being a good fighter.

Comment by Gordon_Gekko on 07-07-2012

Who can blame him? 24 years old unbeaten record finally getting into better shape improving with each fight He should be in no rush, fight the klitschko's if they are around in his peak, if not, fight lesser opponents for…

Comment by fladz on 07-07-2012

Haha he's such a retard, he sounds like Alan Partridge with this Toblerone addiction. He'll be driving to Dundee barefooted next.

Comment by Canelo Kev on 07-07-2012

Translation: There's only 2 fighters in this divison who are any use, I'll wait for them to retire and then me and some other slob can fight it out for vacant title.

Comment by Bigdaddy_Vh on 07-07-2012

In other words he has time to spare until wlad retires. Or povetkin gives him a chance

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