Fury: I’m too risky for Wladimir Klitschko
By Scott Gilfoid: #8 WBC Tyson Fury (22-0, 16 KO’s) thinks IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (61-3, 51 KO’s) is running scared of fighting him at this point in his career. Fury believes that Wladimir will fight Alex Leapai, Kubrat Pulev and then take a mess of voluntary defenses before getting out of the sport without fighting the 6’9” Fury.
“I’d like it to happen, but I can’t see Wladimir taking me on,” Fury said to the Manchester Evening News. “I’m too risky at this stage. He’s got plenty of money and can fight Kubrat Pulev and a couple of more bums, then call it a day. I’ve heard nothing from the Wlad camp. I’m going to keep busy, keeping fighting regularly.”
Yeah, I’m sure Wladimir is really shaking in his boots at the thought of him having to fight the 274 lb Fury, because he’s in such great condition for a tough fight. Honestly, Wladimir would be doing himself a big favor if he took on Fury rather than Pulev, because Fury’s a much easier fight than the Bulgarian fighter. It would be too easy for Wladimir to fight Fury because he basically has no defense at all. He can’t punch unless he’s facing 3rd tier opposition like Joey Abell. That guy got knocked out in the 1st round by Chris Arreola a couple of years ago.
Fury will eventually get a shot against Wladimir after Fury beats Dereck Chisora in a rematch in the Summer to become Wladimir’s WBO mandatory challenger. However, he’s still going to have to wait an awful long time because Wladimir will likely take a voluntary defense after he beats Pulev, and he might take more than one. Also, Wladimir wants to unify the titles by going after the WBC title once the smoke clears between Deontay Wilder fighting the winner of the Bermane Stiverne vs. Arreola fight.