Heavyweight world title challenger Tyson Fury predicted that rival Wladimir Klitschko would pull out of their fight after the press conference in Germany.
As reported by IFL TV, the 27-year-old insisted that he wouldn’t be challenging for a world title until the pair were actually in the ring and trading punches.
It was confirmed on Friday that Klitschko had suffered a calf injury, with their October 24 bout now expected to be re-scheduled for later in the year or in early 2016.
The WBA, WBO and IBF heavyweight king was in London for the second press conference on Wednesday, but returned to his training camp in Austria after where he has suffered the setback.
Although he was left stunned by Fury’s antics during that press conference, during which the challenger dressed up as Batman, he insisted that he would make him “eat his words”, as reported by Sky Sports.
However, that process will now have to be put on hold as Klitschko will recover from the injury and attempt to defend his belts at a later date.
As confirmed by Sky Sports, Klitschko said: “Especially after the exciting press conference last Wednesday, I was looking forward to this fight very much. I know that a lot of fans have already organised their trips to support me in Dusseldorf.
“I am so sorry that I am not able to fight on October 24. I also apologise to my opponent, who has spent many weeks preparing for this fight. I will do my very best to recover as fast as possible.”