Tyson Fury has claimed he is ready to 'dethrone' reigning Heavyweight World Champion Wladimir Klitschko, firing off a couple of tweets that indicate a fight may soon be on the cards. On his personal account, he wrote: "Feel crazy, thinking about the fight, he is getting it @klitschko your time is over old man." He then followed up by posting an image of the two heavyweights together, with the caption: "The man who I'm about to dethrone, don't take to (sic) personally @klitschko as it's sport, #AndTheNew a great champion."
This adds further credence to the fight, after it was reported that promoter Frank Warren and Klitschko's American advisor Shelly Finkel said there was a good chance Klitschko would be defending his titles in the UK against Fury, with October 2015 penned in an a possible date. It would be the first time Klitschko has boxed in the UK since recording an easy victory over David Haye by unanimous decision in 2011.
Fury is undefeated in 24 fights, but Klitschko is on a hot streak despite his advancing years, ending the runs of Bryant Jennings, (UD) (19-0) Kubrat Pulev (KO) (20-0) and Alexander Povotkin (UD) (26-0) in three of his last four Heavyweight title fights.
Fury recently beat Christian Hammer, with his corner retiring in the eighth round after a one sided bout. He also dispatched Derek Chisora in the same fashion in his previous fight, as Chisora's corner threw the towel in at the end of the tenth round as he had no to reply to Fury's jab.
The tweets are the latest in a number of jibes by Fury. From claims he "outlasted him in the sauna," to saying "he's an easy fight," it's clear that he has already started his unique brand of psychological warfare (which usually involves insulting his opponent) though it's unlikely to rattle Klitschko.
He easily dealt with the numerous insults flung his way during the build-up to his fight with David Haye, which included Haye wearing a shirt depicting him holding the decapitated heads of the Klitschko brothers aloft. Nonetheless he dutifully dealt with Haye in a fight which one judge scored 118-108.
Fury tweeted again about the fight, stating that although he had no information about when and where the fight would take place, updates will be "coming soon." #Boxing