Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Klitschko Does Not Rule Out 2013 Tyson Fury Defense

By Phil D. Jay

Four-belt world champion Wladimir Klitschko is willing to put his titles on the line against up and coming challenger Tyson Fury (19-0, 14KOs) but admits that the Irish champion is unlikely to accept his invitation until next year.

‘Dr. Steelhammer’ is struggling for credible opponents following his easy dismantling of Tony Thompson for the second time on Saturday night and knows that Fury would provide the opposition to get the fans interested in the heavyweight division once again.

"I think we could end up fighting very soon, probably in the next year,” Klitschko told Channel 5.

"From fight to fight he's just going to get better but I doubt it is going to happen this year, but probably next."

Fury, 24, could be just two or three fights away from accepting the fight, although the 6ft 9ins heavyweight has stipulated that he would like the fight to take place on home soil in Ireland or the UK and on his terms.

“I’m not interested in taking a payday against Klitschko and I’ve got a year until that,” He told The Daily Star.

“I’ll take the fight when it’s right. I’m on my time, not his. I won’t be rushed and I’ve got a long time left.

“I’ve got a lot of learning to do, and I want big fights, but they take time to happen so it’s going to take a while to set up.

“Wladimir badly needs some new challengers, but it will be when it’s my time and not before. He can carry on having easy fights until then.,” he added.

Phil D. Jay covers boxing for worldboxingnews.net

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Sparked_26 on 07-14-2012

At least he is talking about the Klits. David Price has made no secret of the fact he is waiting for them to ride off into the sunset. Fury is the man and he can only get better.

Comment by Superflo777 on 07-14-2012

[QUOTE=Enzo Mc is ****;12332415]But we all know Fury is a KO defeat waiting to happen and the longer he waits, the more likely he loses in the meantime.[/QUOTE] Well said.

Comment by Enzo Mc is SHIT on 07-14-2012

Part of me thinks Fury is doing the right thing in continuing to get experience and improve while hopefully Wlad starts to fade a little. But we all know Fury is a KO defeat waiting to happen and the longer…

Comment by FryerTucker77 on 07-14-2012

One thing about Fury I like is he steps it up when the pressure is on. Saying that. He's got the tools, but doesn't know how to use them. By the time he's a danger, Wlad and Vitali will be…

Comment by Arthur Dayne on 07-14-2012

If he's serious about fighting Wlad in 2013, Fury should do the best he can to prepare himself by stepping up his level of opposition in his next couple of fights. No more Maddalone-level opponents. He should fight people like…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (7)
Top Headlines Showtime's Espinoza: There's One Network Committed to Boxing Vitali Klitschko Admits Wladimir's Career on The Ropes in Defeat Zambrano vs. Marrero Undercard - PBC Special Telivised Prelims Heiland Ready For Jermall Charlo Eliminator, Then Golovkin Shot Klitschko Not Ruling Out Joshua Mentally 'Crumbling Like a Cookie' Porter Questions Thurman's Commitment to Fighting Him Next Broner: Me and Terence Crawford Will Be a Future PPV Fight Anthony Joshua Vows To Stay Calm, Not Go Into Mike Tyson Mode Hearn: Quigg vs. Simion Winner Could Face Lee Selby Next David Benavidez Talks Golovkin Sparring, Medina, Yildirim, More Kevin Lerena To Face Maxim Maslov For IBO Title on August 12 Wladimir Klitschko: Hopefully I Have a Couple of Years Left in Me Bellew: Being Heavyweight Champion is a Realistic Possibility Now! Saunders on Khurtsidze: Puffed Up Danny DeVito Never Beats Me! Joshua vs. Klitschko: Who's Winning the Battle of the Preparation? Nacho Wants Chavez To Use Lara, Mayweather Tactics on Canelo Shakur Stevenson and The Making of The Next Black Superstar Vitali Klitschko Confident Wladimir Will Topple Joshua at Wembley Porter's Coach: 1000% We Can Beat Keith Thurman in Rematch! Martin Murray vs. Gabe Rosado - CompuBox Punch Stats Shawn Porter vs. Andre Berto - CompuBox Punch Stats Imre Szello Stops Toth To Retain WBO Regional Belt in Hungary Pacquiao Aims To Make Statement, Prove He's Still in Top Form Breazeale Ready To Replace Fury - Fight Parker on Late Notice Broner: Somebody Tried to Kill Me, But It's OK; I’m Still Here Pacquiao: I Don't Know Much About Horn, Haven't Seen His Fights Murray on Gabe Rosado's Complaints: I Won The Fight, F*** Him! Team Parker: Hughie Fury Never Wanted To Come To New Zealand Klitschko: Joshua Wants To Be a Billionaire, Must KO Me as Promised Team Fury: Hughie Suffered Lower Back Injury, Not Medically Fit Amir Khan To Keith Thurman: Forget Porter, Fight Me! Kazuto Ioka Shines To Retain WBA Belt, Tapales Wins By TKO Billy Joe Saunders Not Impressed, Vows To Expose Khurtsidze Photos: Oscar Valdez Beats Miguel Marriaga in a Grueling War Photos: Jermell Charlo With BRUTAL Knockout of Charles Hatley Photos: Martin Murray, Gabe Rosado Nearly Brawl Over Scores Photos: Shawn Porter Drops, Mauls Andre Berto For TKO Win Photos: Avtandil Khurtsidze Crushes Tommy Langford in Five Photos: Arthur Abraham Defeats Krasniqi To Secure WBO Shot Billy Joe Saunders vs. Avtandil Khurtsidze on July 8, Copper Box
Advertisement
Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement