Fury upset that Wladimir is making him earn a title shot
By Scott Gilfoid: Undefeated #4 WBC, #5 WBO, #8 IBF, heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (20-0, 14 KO’s) is still up in arms that IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko is making him earn his title shot against him by working his way to a title shot instead of just having one plopped in his lap based on his victories over journeyman competition.
Fury said to the Dailymail.co.uk “A b****,” is how Fury sees the 37-year-old Wladimir. “He doesn’t want to fight back and he doesn’t want to fight anybody dangerous. So that, to me, is a b****.”
You have to wonder why Fury has been facing guys like Martin Rogan, Vinny Maddalone and Kevin Johnson instead of the likes of Deontay Wilder and Kubrat Pulev.
If Fury’s idea is that Wladimir has been avoiding dangerous heavyweights, then what does that say about Fury that he’s fighting guys like Rogan, Maddalone and Johnson? Wilder and Pulev would love to get their hands on Fury so that they could smash his fragile chin, but he’s not fighting them for some reason.
Instead, Fury is fighting a short fringe contender named Steve Cunningham (25-5, 12 KO’s) on April 20th at the Madison Square Garden Theater, in New York, New York, USA. Cunningham just recently moved up in weight from the cruiserweight division to the heavyweight division last year, and he’s going to be out-weighed by at least 40 pounds by Fury in this fight.
Why is Fury fighting a small heavyweight if he’s someone that is complaining night and day about Wladimir not fighting dangerous opponents? I mean, isn’t that the pot calling the kettle black. Maybe Wladimir sees Fury as a hypocrite and doesn’t waste time with a guy that’s not serious about wanting to take on the best fighters. Fury is basically pulling a David Haye by taking on a bunch of past their best fighters.