Tyson Fury has suggested that the postponement of his fight with Wladimir Klitschko could be a ‘blessing in disguise’ ahead of their November 28 bout in Dusseldorf.
Fury was speaking to Sky Sports, and seemed in excellent spirits despite seeing his opportunity of becoming heavyweight world champion delayed by a Klitschko injury.
The reigning heavyweight king pulled out of the initial October 24 bill with a calf problem, but instead of being left frustrated and annoyed, Fury has taken the positives from it.
“I think it was all mind games and they were just trying to make me go off the rails, get drunk and go wild as I normally do but I didn’t. I stuck to the gameplan and kept my running and sparring up,” he told Sky Sports.
“I’m getting my world title fight I’ve craved for so many years. There can’t be another injury because there’d be a massive kerfuffle so I know it’s going to happen on November 28. Camp’s going well, training and sparring are going good so maybe it was a blessing in disguise.”
Klitschko undoubtedly has more experience out of the pair as he holds a 64-3 (53 KOs) record, but there are genuine questions about whether or not the veteran will be able to deal with the threats that his opponent brings to the table.
Fury is much bigger and quicker than many of the Ukrainians recent opponents, and he will be desperate to end his time at the top and take the belts back to the UK.