Undefeated heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KO) will fight WBO Heavyweight, WBA Super Heavyweight and IBF champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KO) on Oct. 24. Fury not only expects to acquire Klitschko’s title belts that night, but he also expects to knock the 39-year-old out.
Sky Sports News reports that the young gun is so confident, he provided an ultimatum with his guarantee.
“If I can’t knock him out then I must be useless. If I can’t beat a 40-year-old man, I need banning from boxing. If I can’t, then I won’t be boxing on because I won’t be able to achieve and get my goals,” Fury told Sky Sports News in an interview.
Fury claims that the current champion has not had a noteworthy fight in a long time. The unbeaten challenger feels that he is the right man to shake up the heavyweight division.
“I don’t value what he’s done. Who cares? It’s a man with a pair of gloves on throwing punches at me and I’m going to be throwing punches at him. It doesn’t mean anything to me what he’s achieved,” Fury told Sky News.
Klitschko has not lost a fight since December 2008. In the 13 fights that the champion has won since then, six of the opponents were undefeated at the time of the fight.
Klitschko’s collection of opponents in his six-year winning streak is not the only thing that Fury does not approve of.
“I don’t like him, for one. I don’t think he’s an ambassador and has ruined the heavyweight division. People say he’s a great champion, clean-shaved, un-tattooed, great manners, very educated. So what? He’s boring and has ruined the division as far as I’m concerned. He’s got as much personality as the wall I’m looking at in front of me,” said Fury.
Klitschko has been part of a family legacy of domination in recent years. Wladimir’s brother, Vitali, has also held the world title in the heavyweight division prior to his retirement.