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Tyson Fury Laughs at Audley: Leave Him To The Dogs!

British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has dismissed Audley Harrison's desire for a domestic showdown, insisting his sights are trained on the division's leading lights.

Earlier this week, former Olympic gold medalist Harrison was quoted as saying he wanted to face Fury in a final bout so he could leave boxing in a better fashion than his chastening third-round knockout defeat to then WBA ruler David Haye.

But Fury, who defends his Commonwealth belt against Canadian champion Neven Pajkic at Manchester's Event City on Saturday night, has his sights trained on Haye's subsequent conqueror Wladimir Klitschko, or the Ukrainian's elder brother and WBC king Vitali.

"Leave him to the dogs," Fury said when asked about Harrison.

"I'm hoping to get a world-title shot. I don't want to go backwards, I'm on my way to the top and I'm past all these people now.

"I want this fight, then maybe another one, and then definitely a Klitschko."

Fury tipped the scales ahead of his first professional contest in his home town at 18st 5lb - a near two-stone advantage over Pajkic.

Despite splitting from long-time trainer and uncle Hughie Fury ahead of the contest and teaming up with Canadian coach Chris Johnson, the 23-year-old is supremely confident of defeating a man who boasts an identical 16-0 record to his own.

"I think he's a good, game opponent and he's going to come for a fight," Fury added.

"But there's only one winner and that's me. I'm going to knock him out.

"He's a tough guy isn't he? You can tell by his face, the state of it, that he's a tough guy. I'm just going to punish him badly for coming over here.

"I'm going to punish him for a few rounds, then I'm going to knock him out."

Such tough talk has dominated the build-up to the fight, but Pajkic - who has five career knockouts to Fury's 11 - insists his opponent is far removed from an outwardly tough-guy persona.

"I saw him afterwards and he was very polite and a surprisingly nice guy," the 34-year-old said after weighing in at 16st 8lb.

"We didn't hug and kiss or anything but I see a good side of him.

"He's still not a full man, he's still between a boy and a man. Once he grows up to be a real man he will be a good man and a good champion."

Chris Eubank Jr, son of the former two-weight world champion, will make his professional debut in a six-round middleweight contest on the undercard.

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