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Fury: I’m not ready to fight the Klitschkos yet

By Sean McDaniel: Unbeaten Tyson Fury (14-0, 10 KO’s) feels he’s not ready to take on either of the Klitschko brothers at this time. Fury, 23, is speaking about this because IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko recently mentioned that he’d like to take on Dereck Chisora if he gets by Fury on July 23.

However, neither Chisora or Fury would stand a chance against Wladimir or his brother Vitali Klitschko. Fury, though, thinks he could be ready in the future after he picks up some badly needed experience and captures the European Boxing Union heavyweight title along with Chisora’s British and Commonwealth titles.


Fury said this to sportinglife.co.uk: “I simply don’t feel I’m ready for a fight with the Klitschkos yet. I wouldn’t want to agree to a fight where I’m just making up the numbers. I’m still learning and I want to get more fights in before I even think of jumping up to that level.”

It’s unclear if Fury ever will be ready. If you compare where Wladimir was when he was 23-years-old, Wladimir was much more advanced and already had pretty much all of his tools in place in terms of offensive weapons. Wladimir already had a great jab, devastating left hook and a powerful right hand. In contrast, Fury has a pawing jab, a left that’s no threat to stop anyone and a slapping right hand.

There’s just no comparison between the two fighters. Fury needs years of work and even then, he may never have a much in the way of offensive tools. It wouldn’t be a fight if he were to take on Wladimir or Vitali now, because Fury is too limited. But I can’t see him improving enough to beat either of the Klitschkos in the future either.

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