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 Freedom. 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 Ashley Theophane Bounces Back, Decisions Yakubu Amidu Lebedev's Manager Explains Why NO WBA Title Shot For Gassiev Tevin Farmer Dominates Dardan Zenunaj in Showcase LIVE Top Rank Results From Fresno, California Conor McGregor on Malignaggi: Who The F*** is That Guy? Wilder Cleared To Train; Says He'll Fight "In February Or March" Ceferino Rodriguez Beats Mousaoui For EBU Belt, Malignaggi Next? Commey: I Clearly Won, Look at How Banged Up Shafikov Is! HBO, Showtime To Televise Shows Simultaneously on January 28 Tevin Farmer Thrilled With Getting Fourth Fight In 2016 Marquez: Andre Ward Adjusted, Fought Well - Kovalev Also Faded Joseph Adorno Pumped After Signing Deal With Top Rank Photos: Jorge Paez, Johnny Navarrete Ready For Los Mochis Scrap Photos: Mario Barrios Putting in Work For Ring Return Charles Conwell, 2016 United States Olympian, Turns Pro Roach: Gassiev is Dangerous Early - We'll Take Him Deep, Stop Him David Rodriguez Autobiography Generating Positive Press Deontay Wilder: Joshua vs. Molina Winner Will Eventually See Me Denis Shafikov Edges Richard Commey In Title Eliminator Tevin Farmer: I Can Compete With Anyone at 130, Beat Them Too Amanda Serrano-Yazmin Rivas Top SHO Extreme Bill on Jan. 14 Oscar De La Hoya: Canelo Alvarez "Will Beat Conor McGregor's Ass" Photos: Saunders, With Tyson Fury By His Side, Ready For Akavov Photos: Denis Lebedev, Murat Gassiev Ready For Moscow War Allen: Luis Ortiz is an Old Man, I'm Smack Him Bang on The Chin Francisco Vargas vs. Miguel Berchelt Set For January 28, HBO Photos: Kubrat Pulev, Samuel Peter Ready For Battle Jose Ramirez: It's Time To Show I'm A Next-Level Type of Fighter Team Joe Smith: Many Doors Open With Win Over Bernard Hopkins BBBofC Hopes For Nick Blackwell Talks Second Day Weights: Farmer 137.7, Zenunaj 137.4 Jessie Vargas Tabs Danny Garcia To Beat Keith Thurman Jackson: If Kovalev Is In Better Shape, He'll KO Ward In Rematch Commey, Shafikov Set For Lightweight Crossroads Bout Lebedev, Gassiev Make Weight - But Title Stakes Lighter Frank Warren Angered Over Nick Blackwell Sparring Injuries Espinoza Looking to Map Out Francisco 'Chia' Santana's Future Ryan Martin Added To 12/16 Indio Bill, Golovkin Card Next? Josh Warrington, Matchroom Boxing Go Their Separate Ways Junior Castillo Crushes Washington With One-Punch KO
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement