Tyson Fury: ‘Wladimir Klitschko is mentally weak’
Tyson Fury has branded RING heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko “mentally weak” ahead of their much-anticipated clash in Germany on Nov. 28.
Earlier in the week, Klitschko (64-3, 53 knockouts) spoke to the English media at his training camp in the Austrian Alps and once again made statements concerning the undefeated British challenger being bipolar.
But in a rapid rebuke, the 27-year-old Manchester star Fury has scoffed at those remarks by suggesting that Klitschko, in fact, is suffering psychological meltdown as the showdown in Dusseldorf draws ever closer.
And Fury (24-0, 18 KOs), speaking on Sky Sports News HQ, went on to warn that the punishment he plans to deliver on fight night will be considerably more painful for Klitschko, who also holds the IBF, WBA and WBO belts.
“For me, it is not really an issue but for him it is a big issue because (Klitschko) is mentally weak,” said THE RING’s No. 3-ranked heavyweight when asked about the ongoing mind games and trash talking.
“He has been mentally broken down in the build up and he will be mentally broken down even more the closer the fight comes. He takes it too serious. Everything is strictly business for him at the highest level. Everything must be perfect and we know, in life, everything doesn’t always run smoothly or perfectly.
“He is in for a rude awakening on November 28th.”
Despite telling Klitschko to lighten up in the verbal sparring, Fury insists the 39-year-old Ukrainian better do the opposite inside the ring to avoid having his legacy totally destroyed.
“With this being the last fight of his career, he needs to be taking me deadly seriously if he wants to go out with any sort of reputation as I intend to send him out in tatters,” Fury said.
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