Die Boxwelt könnte ihr ersehntes "Battle Of Britain" bald kriegen. Weltmeister Tyson Fury will einen dritten Kampf gegen Deontay Wilder mit. Der Sieg im Schwergewichts-Titelkampf über den seit mehr als elf Jahren dominierenden Wladimir Klitschko war im Jahr zu viel des. Fury vor WM-Kampf: Klitschko schlug härter als Wilder Deontay Wilder für den härtesten K.o.-Schläger der Box-Geschichte. Nicht so Tyson.
Tyson Fury: Wladimir Klitschko schlug härter als Deontay WilderBoxing - Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury WBA, IBF & WBO Heavyweight Title's - Esprit. Tyson Fury beendete Wladimir Klitschkos. Die Boxwelt könnte ihr ersehntes "Battle Of Britain" bald kriegen. Weltmeister Tyson Fury will einen dritten Kampf gegen Deontay Wilder mit. Klitschko hat sichtbar Probleme mit dem unorthodoxen Box-Stil von Fury. Der Engländer stellt sich und läuft nicht weg wie so viele andere Gegner. Klitschko hat.
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Klitschko defeated Byrd by TKO in the seventh round, becoming a two-time heavyweight world champion in the process.
Klitschko dominated the fight using his jab and superior reach, knocking Byrd down twice, once in round five and once in round seven.
Byrd beat the count after the second knockdown, but his face was battered and bloody, and the fight was waved off. He made his first title defence on 11 November , defeating then-undefeated heavyweight contender Calvin Brock.
The fight took place at Madison Square Garden. Klitschko started fighting more aggressively, hurting Brock several times with the right cross.
In the fifth round, Brock opened a cut under Klitschko's left eye that started bleeding heavily in the sixth. In the seventh round, Wladimir caught Brock with a counter right hand before sending him to the canvas with another straight right.
Klitschko did not throw a single right hand in that fight. Klitschko then avenged one of his previous losses as he defeated Lamon Brewster on 7 July , in Cologne, Germany.
Brewster's corner asked the referee to stop the fight at the end of the sixth round. It was later revealed that Klitschko fought most of the fight with a broken middle finger on his left hand.
By the end of October , Wladimir Klitschko started negotiations with then-WBO world heavyweight champion Sultan Ibragimov about the unification showdown in the near future.
In the pre-fight prediction, a vast majority of Ukrainian, Russian and American observers expected Klitschko to win by either stoppage or unanimous decision.
Out of six journalists of the Ukrainian magazine Ring , five predicted Klitschko to stop Ibragimov, with only one expecting Klitschko to win by decision.
The remaining two experts predicted Ibragimov to win by decision. The remaining two picked Ibragimov to win by stoppage. His amateur career can be described as fantastic, and the fact that he's the heavyweight champion of the world speaks volumes about his professional career as well.
I think he's a strong and dangerous opponent that should not be underestimated. His last two fights against Shannon Briggs and Evander Holyfield proved that.
Grinberg later apologized to Klitschko. From the opening bell, both fighters fought tentatively, avoiding risks. Klitschko retreated onto the outside , fighting at a distance and remaining unattainable for Ibragimov who tried to establish his right jab but had his right hand constantly pushed down by Klitschko.
By the end of the opening round, Klitschko became more active with his jab, while Ibragimov unsuccessfully tried to catch Wladimir with a series of right and left hooks.
By the third round, Klitschko took control of the center of the ring, keeping Ibragimov at the end of his left jab and occasionally throwing right jabs as well.
Most of Ibragimov's attempts to close the distance ended with Klitschko tying him up. In the second half of the fight, the situation did not change, with Klitschko keeping Ibragimov at the distance with straight shots, while Ibragimov was only able to occasionally catch Klitschko with single shots to the body.
Ibragimov's corner was almost silent from the sixth round onwards, unable to give their man any meaningful advice. He caught Ibragimov again with a counter left hook in the at the end of the eleventh.
The twelfth round saw Ibragimov unsuccessfully trying to catch Klitschko with overhand shots. Ultimately, the fight went the distance, with Klitschko being declared the winner by unanimous decision.
The judges scored the bout —, — and — Basically, Klitschko's team prepared Wladimir to keep the fight away from tight quarters.
And when the opponent doesn't want to fight aggressively and has a big advantage in height and reach, his job is a lot easier. In the middle of the fight I realized that I had already lost.
The fight was heavily criticized by observers and prominent boxing public figures. Santos also noted that such cautious, safety-first style was not going to help Klitschko to increase his popularity in the United States.
There's no denying that once Klitschko collects all the belts, he will go down as one of the all-time greats. Yes, he fights cautiously and isn't willing to exchange shots, but who told us that greatness in boxing is measured with the number of knockdowns?
Why the boxer that is able to not get hit with a hard shot over the course of twelve rounds is less great than the champions from the past that sacrificed their health for the sake of success?
The fight took place at the Color Line Arena in Hamburg, Germany , the same venue where Thompson had defeated then-highly regarded German boxer Luan Krasniqi in a WBO world heavyweight title eliminator almost a year prior.
The opening rounds were tentative, with Klitschko seemingly struggling with Thompson's awkward southpaw style. All three judges gave the first round to Thompson.
After the seventh round, both fighter started showing signs of fatigue. It appeared as if Thompson fell down mostly due to being tired rather than being pushed by Klitschko.
Thompson beat the count but was unsteady on his feet, prompting the referee to stop the fight. In the post-fight interview, Klitschko admitted that the fight turned out to be tougher than expected: "It is not so easy to defend all the titles and it has been a while since I last had a black eye so today I really look like a boxer.
I did not expect the victory to come that hard. The only thing that hurts on me is my heart — for losing. The experience is what helped Wladimir to come back with the second wind and find an opportunity to secure the stoppage win.
He has got the perfect style for me. I don't want him to have any more fights before me as I don't want someone else to do what I will do against him.
Klitschko was scheduled to defend his titles against Alexander Povetkin later in ,  but on 25 October, Povetkin withdrew from the fight due to an ankle injury.
He dominated the fight, winning every round while making good use of his left jab. Rahman seemed unable to withstand the Klitschko's punch power.
In the sixth round, Klitschko knocked Rahman down with a series of left hooks, leaving Rahman visibly disoriented.
Between the sixth and seventh rounds, the referee warned Rahman he's going to stop the fight if Rahman continues absorbing punishment without firing back.
Klitschko was scheduled to face David Haye on 20 June , but Haye pulled out within weeks of the fight complaining of a back injury.
Ultimately, Klitschko reached agreements with Chagaev who agreed to step in for Haye as a last-minute replacement Valuev's team wanted the fight to be postponed until autumn of that year.
In terms of technique, both fighters were described as of equal level. The fight took place at Veltins Arena in Gelsenkirchen , with over 61, fans having attended the fight, the largest audience for a boxing fight in Germany since , when Max Schmeling knocked out Adolf Heuser in front of 70, people in Stuttgart.
Klitschko dropped Chagaev near the end of the second round, and was gradually fighting more aggressively as the fight progressed.
Chagaev's trainer Michael Timm did not allow Chagaev to come out for the tenth round, prompting the referee to wave the bout off, declaring Klitschko the winner by corner retirement RTD.
On 9 December , Klitschko's management group, K2 Promotions, confirmed that a bout with Eddie Chambers had been agreed to take place in Germany on 20 March This mandatory title defense, originally scheduled for December , had to be delayed due to a hand injury that Klitschko sustained in training that required surgery.
The bout turned-out to be one-sided, with the champion winning rounds keeping Chambers at the end of his jab and occasionally throwing straight right hands.
The punch made Chambers fall forwards and lose consciousness for an extended period of time. The referee immediately stepped in and called an end to the contest.
Following the match with Chambers, a unification fight between Klitschko and David Haye, who, as of May , had held the WBA title, appeared to be in the offing.
Klitschko called out the Briton on YouTube in April , stating, "I want to send this message to boxing fans and directly to David Haye. David, you've bitched out on fighting both Klitschko brothers twice already and now's the time to make it happen.
On behalf of the boxing fans around the world, I am officially calling you out to fight me. You can't run away from me forever and you need to follow through with this fight if you want to be respected.
I'm ready. What're you waiting for? Haye's trainer, Adam Booth, indicated that Haye would be willing to accept the challenge. A few days before the deadline, Haye said he was interested in fighting the older Klitschko, Vitali, rather than Wladimir.
On 17 May , the day period of negotiation began for Klitschko to defend his championship against Povetkin. The bout between Klitschko and Povetkin was initially tentatively scheduled to take place in Frankfurt , Germany, on 11 September In July , it was confirmed that the bout would be taking place in Frankfurt,  with Samuel Peter replacing Povetkin for the scheduled fight as Povetkin failed to show up to the press-conference, deciding to pull out of the fight at the advice of his coach Teddy Atlas who believed Povetkin was not ready to face Klitschko.
Peter started the fight very aggressively and caught Klitschko with a good left hook in the opening minute, although Klitschko ended the round well.
Peter was caught with three hard right-hands in the second round, one of which seemed to stun him. Peter tried to duck under the Klitschko jab, but was being tied up on the inside.
After four rounds, the fight became one-sided in Klitschko's favour. Peter's right eye was closing and he was taking heavy punishment.
After the ninth round, Peter's trainer Abel Sanchez said he would give him one more round. Peter swung wildly in the tenth and Klitschko put him down with a concussive combination.
On 5 January , it was announced that Derek Chisora would get his fight with Klitschko. Booth alleged Haye had met every single one of Klitschko's demands.
On 5 March, it was instead announced that the highly anticipated fight against Haye would take place on 2 July The contract was written so that if Klitschko was not fully healed, then Haye would fight his brother, Vitali.
Klitschko and Haye agreed to a 50—50 split of the purse and Haye was allotted 7, seats at the venue. According to CompuBox , Klitschko landed punches of thrown Klitschko outlanded Haye in every round but fourth.
Haye was subject to much derision and ridicule from within the boxing community and fans after citing his toe as part of the reason why he lost.
After winning the WBA title, all of the major heavyweight titles were in the hands of the Klitschko family.
Wladimir and Vitali became the first and only pair of brothers to hold all of the heavyweight titles simultaneously. On 6 October , Klitschko announced his next fight.
It was originally to be on 10 December against the former two time unified cruiserweight world champion, Jean-Marc Mormeck 36—4, 22 KOs.
The fight would have taken place at Esprit Arena, Düsseldorf. However, on 5 December , the fight was cancelled because Klitschko checked into a hospital to have a kidney stone removed.
After the removal operation he suffered from fever and inflammation. Mormeck failed to land anything in rounds 1 and 4. On 4 March , Klitschko stated that he would next fight his mandatory challenger Tony Thompson 36—2, 24 KOs in a rematch from their first fight in At the time, he stated that the newly opened Barclays Arena in New York were interested in showcasing a Klitschko brother.
Since they last fought, Thompson recorded five straight wins, all by KO. However, I must not take this lightly as Thompson knows me better than any other fighter", Klitschko said in the build-up to the fight.
The additional weight appeared to be muscle. In the first round, both fighters were cautious, patiently studying each other.
Klitschko became more dominant in the second, working mostly with his jab. Thompson unsuccessfully went for the attack and in the process fell to the canvas.
The referee did not rule it a knockdown. In the third round, Thompson hurt Klitschko for the first time in the fight with a counter left hand but was still being outboxed by Klitschko.
In the fifth round, Klitschko pressed Thompson into a corner and hurt him with a straight right hand, knocking him down. Thompson beat the count but looked hurt, however he was able to survive that round.
Klitschko continued his assault in the sixth, sending Thompson down again with a flurry of shots. Thompson got up but had to hold on to the ropes in order to stand, which prompted the referee to stop the fight, declaring Klitschko the winner by sixth-round TKO.
But it was hard to time an accurate shot. Thompson was elusive, he didn't lose an eye contact at any moment in the fight and was able to see most of my punches", said Klitschko in a post-fight interview.
There was first mention of a potential Klitschko vs. Mariusz Wach , 15 KOs fight in August when Klitschko's team approached Wach's promoters for a fight, however nothing materialized.
Bernd Boente denied these claims. A date in November was considered with the venue likely to be in Hamburg, Germany.
Terms were fully agreed within days of the negotiations for the fight to take place 10 November. On fight night, at the 02 World Arena, Klitschko dominated and retained his titles with a one sided UD.
The three judges' scored the fight —, —, and — The bout opened with a battle between jabs which was won by Klitschko, who was following his jabs with his signature straight right.
Wach managed to wobble Klitschko in round five but failed to take advantage. Wach also showed a great chin later in the fight when Klitschko began to let his hands go more landing thunderous shots.
Days before the Klitschko vs. At the time, Huck was preparing for a title defence against Firat Arslan. The reason the fight would never get made was due to the fact that the Klitschko's had a contract with German television network RTL and Huck was signed with their rival network ARD.
Pianeta was no different. Speaking to ESPN , he said, "I'm getting always criticised with my opponents, it doesn't matter are they well known or not so much and it's always very difficult to fight against someone that is not known because you are always getting these critics.
He went on to say he won his biggest fight against cancer in He dropped Pianeta with a right hand in round four, a left hand put Pianeta down in the fifth; the fight ended at in round six when Klitschko put Pianeta down for the third time.
Promoter Vladimir Hryunov won the right to promote Klitschko vs. It allowed Ryabinsky to dictate the location of the fight and guaranteed the fighters the biggest purses of their careers.
The fight took place on 5 October at the Olympic Stadium in Moscow. This included Klitschko's leaning on his opponent and pushing his head down and throwing Povetkin away to prevent Povetkin from clinching, which resulted in the referee scoring some of Povetkin's fallings as knockdowns, as well as Povetkin's punching after the referee's break command and leaning his head too low.
All theee judges scored it — on the scorecards. With 9. Leapai fight to take place in Germany on 26 April.
Tua told Australian newspaper The Courier-Mail he "didn't want to help anyone beat a 'Samoan brother'". You never stopped.
You were challenging, you were bold. You had great desire to become a champion. Not many of my opponents have that type of attitude, that type of heart.
The 10 punches landed were made up of 6 jabs and 4 power punches. The IBF finally ordered Klitschko vs. Kubrat Pulev on 8 May and gave a day negotiation period.
The IBF accepted the request. As per the bid, K2 had the location set as the O2 World Arena in Hamburg, with a possible date being 6 September A new date of 15 November was set.
Despite making a spirited effort, Pulev suffered three knockdowns en route to being knocked out in round five by a devastating left hook.
The time of stoppage was recorded as of round five. In the post-fight interview, Pulev said, "Wladimir is a really good opponent, but he was lucky.
I want a rematch". Klitschko praised Pulev, calling him a tough competitor. This was made up of 10 jabs and 15 power shots landed.
Jennings was confirmed and to take place on 25 April at Madison Square Garden. Negotiations initially started in November Klitschko's manager, Bernd Boente finally announced the fight and said all contracts had been signed.
The Barclays Center in New York City was originally chosen to stage the fight, but no reason was given for the change of venue.
He defeated Jennings by effective use of his jab and nullifying Jennings' offensive game on the inside, especially by holding Jennings, which resulted in the referee deducting a point in the tenth round for excessive holding, although Klitschko did end up winning via UD with scores of —, —, and — Klitschko was scheduled to take on undefeated heavyweight contender Tyson Fury , the WBO mandatory challenger, on 24 October On 25 September , Klitschko postponed the fight, citing a calf injury.
It was rescheduled for 28 November Klitschko reportedly had his hands wrapped without a representative of Fury present, so had to do them again.
Klitschko and Fury showed little offence during the twelve rounds, but Fury did enough to take the decision. Klitschko landed 52 of punches thrown In the post-fight interview, an emotional Fury said, "This is a dream come true.
We worked so hard for this. I've done it. It's hard to come to foreign countries and get decisions. It just means so much to me to come here and get the decision.
And thanks very much for having me. It was all fun and games during the buildup. He said, "Tyson was the faster and better man tonight. I felt quite comfortable in the first six rounds, but I was astonished that Tyson was so fast in the second half as well.
I couldn't throw my right hand because the advantage was the longer distance he had. Klitschko was entitled to a rematch with Fury as part of the contract for their first fight.
The rematch was eventually announced on 8 April and set to take place in Fury's home town at the Manchester Arena in Manchester , England on 9 July He apologised to his fans and confirmed the fight would be rescheduled for a later date.
On 7 July, Fury announced via his Twitter account that the rescheduled fight would take place on 29 October at the Manchester Arena.
On 23 September, Fury again postponed the fight after being declared "medically unfit",  before eventually vacating the WBA Super , WBO, and IBO titles, citing problems with depression after testing positive for cocaine.
Days after the Fury rematch was called off, Klitschko was approached by Eddie Hearn , promoter of IBF champion Anthony Joshua , to fight on the 28 November date they had set for a second defence.
Klitschko then turned his attention to fighting Browne instead on 10 December, a date his team had an arena set for in Germany.
Talks between the Klitschko camp and Hearn remained active with a fight set for the first part of Because of this clashing with the WBA enforcing their mandatory, it was believed that either Joshua or Klitschko would have to vacate a title.
George Groves II. He put a request in for 5, more tickets to be made available. Joshua came in heavier at pounds.
In front of a post-war record crowd of 90, in attendance, Joshua won by TKO in a high-drama contest that saw both men giving their all.
They fought a close and cautious first four rounds. In the fifth, Joshua came out and threw a barrage of punches, forcing Klitschko to the canvas.
An angry Klitschko rose up and dominated Joshua for the remainder of the round, before landing a clean right hand and scoring his own knockdown in round six.
The next few rounds were again cautious, both men wary of each other, until a reinvigorated Joshua attacked Klitschko in round eleven with an upper-cut blow to the right side of Klitschko's face which would be the beginning of the end for the Ukrainian.
Joshua then put together a few small but powerful combinations which sent his opponent to the canvas. Klitschko again rose but Joshua knocked him down for a second time in the round by unleashing a seven-punch combination, flooring Klitschko with a left hook.
Moments later Joshua tried to end the fight by swinging a few right hooks and managed to back Klitschko into the ropes where he again sent a barrage of punches with no reply.
The referee then concluded that Klitschko had taken enough punishment and stopped the fight. At the time of stoppage, Joshua was ahead on two judges' scorecards at 96—93 and 95—93, while the third judge had Klitschko ahead 95— CompuBox stats showed that Joshua landed of his punches thrown I need to analyze and see what the heck happened.
I wish I could have raised my hands, but congrats to him. He got up, he fought back, and he won the titles. Big respect to Wladimir for challenging the young lions of the division.
The fight averaged , viewers on Showtime in the United States. It was shown live and the fight began around 5 p.
ET and 2 p. Nielsen Media Research revealed the fight peaked at , viewers which was during rounds five and six.
The whole card averaged 9. This was higher than the 8. Fury in The fight did lower numbers than Klitschko's win over Mariusz Wach in , which was watched by 11 million and Klitschko vs.
Haye, which was seen by over 16 million. At this point, it was not said that the rematch would take place. Klitschko said he needed time to review his situation before agreeing to a rematch.
It was only weeks after the fight, when Eddie Hearn filed the paperwork to the IBF to request the exception to the mandatory defence.
The IBF explained that the rematch must take place no later than 2 December and the winner must fight Pulev next with no exceptions. He had a tour of the T-Mobile Arena.
There is a huge appetite from both sides to hold the rematch there and we will be talking further over the next week or so to see if that can become a reality.
It would be the biggest heavyweight Vegas fight in probably a couple of decades, so we would love to host it. On 3 August , Klitschko announced on his official website and social media channels that he was retiring from boxing.
He competed in 29 world title fights. During Klitschko's reign as world heavyweight champion, his biggest fights drew as many as million viewers worldwide.
In Ukraine, boxing fights involving one of the Klitschko brothers regularly attracted between 10—20 million viewers; Wladimir's fights against David Haye and Alexander Povetkin generated even bigger viewership numbers, attracting 21 and 23 million viewers respectively.
The Klitschkos were also considered big stars in Germany. Throughout his career, Wladimir has defeated 23 boxers for the world heavyweight championship, breaking an all-time record that belonged to Joe Louis for 66 years.
Klitschko fought in 29 world heavyweight title fights, more than any other boxer in history. As of November , BoxRec ranks Klitschko as the 16th greatest pound-for-pound fighter of all time the fourth highest rank for a non-American fighter ,  as well as the second greatest European fighter of all time.
Klitschko is also a passionate golfer and was seen playing in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship in Scotland.
The tournament was played over three courses in including St Andrews, Carnoustie, and Kingsbarns in Fife and Angus.
Klitschko was named curator of the Ukrainian pavilion at the Venice Biennale. Gallen , where he taught master's students. From , Klitschko was in a relationship with American actress Hayden Panettiere.
Panettiere has appeared ringside at some of Klitschko's fights, including at Klitschko's 10th-round KO victory over Samuel Peter. Wladimir and his brother Vitali have never fought each other in a professional fight as their mother made them promise to never fight each other.
Klitschko speaks four languages: English, German, Russian and Ukrainian. Klitschko said he would use the money to help the dreams of hundreds of thousands of Ukrainian children.
After the sale, the buyer immediately returned the medal out of respect for Klitschko and because he wanted it to remain with the Klitschko family.
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Redirected from Vladimir Klitschko. Ukrainian boxer. Fury could have fought Kubrat Pulev for the mandatory slot to fight Klitschko in mid, but chose to set up an all English showdown with David Haye because "it was a far bigger fight.
After Fury defeated Klitschko, he stated that he would never give Haye the chance to fight him again after he let him down twice and wasted his time and money.
After nearly a year out of the ring as a result of the Haye saga, Fury knocked out Joey Abell in February and was then left to face Derek Chisora for a second time, in his third world title eliminator bout.
He emerged comfortably as the winner, with Chisora retiring from the fight after the tenth round. Fury then defeated Christian Hammer in February , whilst maintaining that he wanted to fight Klitschko and even though promoters were now sure that they could make the fight happen, Fury himself still believed that it was unlikely to be made.
Meanwhile, Klitschko had fought off several challengers to retain his world titles since his own victory over David Haye in , which saw him win the WBA Super title, his fourth heavyweight belt out of the available five.
His best victory since then had come over the then unbeaten Alexander Povetkin in After defeating Bryant Jennings in April , Klitschko acknowledged his next opponent should be Fury, saying that,.
He is definitely the guy who is ambitious and I think it is going to be exciting. I think that he is going to engage in the fight. After the fight was finally announced in July and scheduled originally for 24 October, Fury said,.
The late Emanuel Steward , who had been Klitschko's trainer up until his death in and had also worked with Fury, had described Fury as "the next dominant heavyweight champion"  and "the heir to Klitschko's throne.
The 39 year old Klitschko would go into the fight with a record of and unbeaten in 11 years since his defeat by Lamon Brewster in , while the 27 year old Fury was unbeaten with a record of The first press conference for the fight was held in Düsseldorf towards the end of July , and Fury showed that despite this being the biggest fight of his career, his pre fight tactics wouldn't change.
After Klitschko said that the fight was "nothing personal but business", Fury stated that it was personal because fighting is personal. He went on to launch a rant at Klitschko, calling him "boring" both in and out of the ring, and that he wanted to rid him and his jab and grab style out of the division.
He rounded off with a comical one liner when he said "The one thing I do know for sure is, this 'klit' is getting licked. Klitschko himself drew comparisons between Fury and David Haye, saying that like Haye, Fury would be undergoing therapy when he fought him and after he had beaten him Fury would learn a lesson and become a better person.
Fury said that he was nothing like Haye and shouldn't be compared to him, because "I'm not an idiot" or a "fraud", he also branded Haye a "bitch" and a "pussy" because he twice pulled out of fights against him.
In September, a second press conference was held in London and Fury upped the antics again, dressing up as the superhero Batman and flooring a villain in front of Klitschko in an attempt to unnerve him.
Fury told Klitschko that he had dominated a weak era for heavyweights and that he had "reigned supreme over a load of bums".
Fury also said that Klitschko could play the nice guy and the role model to try to get his television deals and sponsorships, "but quite frankly I don't care about all that stuff, all I care about is winning.
Fury continued the mind games by getting up from his chair and kicking it aside, challenging Klitschko to call him a clown again and shouting that he would fight him now and appeared to have to be restrained.
Fury later stated that he didn't actually mind being called a clown, and that his act was all part of the entertainment that boxing needed.
The pair then met for a face to face interview 'The Gloves Are Off', and Klitschko stated that Fury tries to be a bully because inside he is weak and insecure, but Fury retorted that it was Klitschko who was insecure about Fury's unpredictable behaviour because he's a "control freak", who doesn't like it when he isn't in control of his opponent.
Fury stated that Klitschko was the man standing in front of his entire future and he couldn't let the opportunity slip.
He said, "the difference [between me and Klitschko] is that he's been made to look like that, everything he does is manufactured. Everything that I do is natural, off the cuff.
Nobody tells me what to do, nobody sticks a key in my back and turns it. I do it myself. I wake up in the morning and do what I want to do, because I'm my own man.
And when it comes to that night, I think the world will change because they'll have the most charismatic, the most colourful, the most controversial champion since Muhammad Ali.
And that's what the world's been waiting for. If I'm not the man to fill those boots, they'll be waiting a hell of a lot time more.
Because all I see is robots, people being turned and told what to say. So the world needs me to change the landscape of the division.
Fury also explained an infamous sauna incident at a Klitschko training camp in Austria in , the first time the pair had met where according to Fury, "there were about 10 guys in the sauna, everyone started popping off around us and it came down to just me and Wlad in the sauna.
W orld heavyweight No 1 Tyson Fury was forced to postpone his rematch with Wladimir Klitschko yesterday on two weeks' notice on the advice of his physician after spraining an ankle injury, pulling out of his defence of two of world title belts and The Ring Magazine strap.
The contest was scheduled for the Manchester Arena on July 9 , with 14, tickets believed to have been sold for the event which was to be aired on BoxNation TV.
Message to all my fans. About the fight. T he undefeated, self-styled 'Gypsy King' who took the belts from long-reigning champion Klitschko in Germany last November, had damaged his right ankle on a training training run ten days ago, with doctors having told him yesterday that it had not improved enough for the 6ft 9ins tall, 18st heavyweight to fight.
The fight will still happen. As soon as the ankle gets better, we will reschedule.