British heavyweight star Tyson Fury has insisted that he will ‘smash Wladimir Klitschko in bits’ when the pair meet later in the year in a title fight.
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Fury is the mandatory challenger for the Ukrainian’s WBA and WBO world titles, with suggestions that the fight is likely to take place in the UK.
If an agreement can’t be reached between the two parties, the fight will go to purse bids and Fury’s representatives will undoubtedly be confident of winning.
Both men are coming in off wins after Klitschko defeated Bryant Jennings last month in New York, while his challenger secured a lopsided win over Dereck Chisora last year before keeping busy with a victory over Christian Hammer in February.
Naturally, Klitschko has remained professional throughout as the situation unfolds, but Fury has been less than polite in his words directed at the champion and will undoubtedly have won no points for his lack of respect.
The pair have previously met as the Brit travelled to Klitschko’s training camp ahead of a scheduled fight with Chisora, although the heavyweight king was forced to pull out of the bout after suffering an injury.
Fury claims that his rival was scared to spar him on that occasion, and he envisages him handing out a beating if the pair eventually meet in the ring later this year.
“If I ever get hold of Wladimir I will smash him in bits. He is a s***-house man he wouldn’t spar his shadow,” Fury told BritishBoxers.co.uk.
“I had my head-guard on I said go on lets have a spar and he said no I’m only sparring small guys, because at the time he was gona be fighting Dereck Chisora, and he was scared of Dereck Chisora, and I said to him, I can beat Dereck Chisora never mind you, and then I went on a few months later and beat Dereck Chisora.”
It remains to be seen what happens in a meeting between the pair, but what is for sure is that Klitschko will not be impressed by his upcoming opponent’s insults.