Tyson Fury v Wladimir Klitschko World Heavyweight Boxing Title
Tyson Fury travels to Düsseldorf on 24th October 2015 to fight for the Ukrainians world heavyweight titles and whilst Fury is unbeaten in 24 fights my money says he is a loudmouth with faulty technique that will be exposed by Klitschko who has not been beaten in 11, yes 11 years.
You can't deny Fury's ability to sell tickets though. At yesterdays press conference to promote the fight he pronounced that “You have as much charisma as my underpants – zero. I'm interested in breaking your face in”.
Muhammad Ali must groan inwardly every time he hears Fury open his big mouth.
Klitschko is the current WBA, IBF and WBO champion and he last lost in 2004 when he fought Lamon Brewster. This fight will be his 19th heavyweight title defence.
Fury is 3 inches taller and twenty pounds heavier than Klitschko but most of that extra weight is flab and Fury does not have the physical conditioning of someone who is a genuine heavyweight contender. Anthony Joshua springs to mind.
Fury went on:
“I'm interested in all them belts you've got on there, I want to rid you of the heavyweight division”
"Your jab-and-grab style - surely all of Europe wants to see you get beaten and the world will see you get beaten.
"You go on - you're a sports psychologist, you speak 37 different languages, so what? You're still a robotic person."
"You're still not exciting and fun to watch. I am the new blood in the division, you are an old man."
This is the fight that finally finds Fury out for what he is – a brash loudmouth. The last time I covered a Fury fight – when he fought Steve Cunningham in 2013, Fury was put on the canvas early in the fight and he had to claw his way back into contention against the much smaller opponent.
I don't expect Fury to be a pushover though. He's certainly learnt discipline and patience since the Cunningham fight but I just don't see him having the physical ability to topple Klitschko.
I've studied sports science and psychology," said Klitschko. "I know a 26-year-old fighter is very ambitious and he can go over the edge in what he says.
"It's going to be a big, big experience for him fighting in front of a big, big audience in front of the incumbent champion, so I can also be his therapist and this will show in the fight.
"This has happened in the past. I promised David Haye he would be a better person after the fight and that actually happened.
"My fists speak louder than his mouth and it will decided in this stadium on October 24."