Fury: I’m sending Klitschko out in tatters on November 28th
By Scott Gilfoid: Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) may be a huge underdog in the eyes of a lot of fans going into his title fight against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) ahead of their fight on November 28th, but that’s not keeping Fury from barking nonstop and pouring compliments over his own head.
In the latest boxing news from the Fury front, he thinks Wladimir is mentally weak and that he’s going to send him home a battered man in their fight in Dusseldorf. Just how the light hitting Fury is going to accomplish his goals is hard to figure out, because in the minds of a lot of boxing fans, Fury can’t punch his way out of a wet paper bag.
I mean, you at least need to have some punching power if you’re going to KO a talent like Klitschko, because he’s only been stopped in the past by huge punchers in Corrie Sanders, Ross Puritty and Lamon Brewster. Fury doesn’t have punching power anywhere near the same level as those guys, and he never will.
Fury just wasn’t blessed with punching power when he was boring. I wouldn’t say that Fury was at the back of the line when the power was handed out from the start, but I would say he was pretty close to the end of the line.
“I’d say he [Klitschko] needs to take it seriously, with this being the last fight of his career. He’ll definitely be needing to take it very, very serious,” a yapping Fury said to skysports.com. “If he wants to go out with any reputation left at all, he’ll have `to take it deadly serious.”
Klitschko is obviously taking the Fury fight very seriously just as he does all of his fights. But at the same time, Klitschko doesn’t rate Fury as a serious threat to his regime, and he’s not losing sleep worrying about what he’ll be facing when he gets inside the ring with the 6’9” slapper.
Klitschko knows that the main thing that Fury is really good at is flapping his gums, and beating the lower level fighters he’s built his resume on. Fury hasn’t had any real tests in his career yet, and he’s pretty much flying by the seat of his pants in this match-up on 11/28.
“I intend to send him [Wladimir] out in tatters, to be honest, because he’s mentally weak,” Fury said. “He’s mentally being broken down in the build-up and he will be mentally broken down even more the closer the fight comes. Everything’s strictly business for him. Everything must be perfect. We know life doesn’t run smoothly or perfect and he’s in for a rude awakening on November 28.”
I get the feeling that Fury is describing himself when he talks about Wladimir being mentally weak, because some boxing fans feel that way about Fury. Wladimir hasn’t shown any signs of being mentally weak in the buildup to this fight. On the contrary, he seems to be very well grounded and relaxed about the fight. He’s not concerned about what he’ll be facing when he gets inside the ring with Fury because there’s nothing there that will worry him.