EXCLUSIVE: ‘I will never fight either of the Klitschko’s!’ – says Tyson Fury

Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury has exclusively told WBN that he will never step into the ring to challenge either of the Klitschko brothers.

Speaking to WBN over the phone from his home, Fury explained that he now wants to forge his own way through the heavyweight division and is willing to wait until the Ukrainian’s retire before fighting for a world title, even if it takes two years.

“I am never going to fight one of those Klitschko pr***s I can tell you that,” Fury exclusively told World Boxing News.

“The way they are avoiding all the top fighters. They’re fighting bums like (Odlanier) Solis when I am in line. They can f*** right off!

“I am going to make my own era in boxing. My own legacy and even if it takes me a year or two, I won’t be going anywhere near those two.”

Undefeated Fury, who has 14 stoppages in his 20 victories, also revealed a gripe with the WBC after the release of their latest rankings earlier this week.

Fury has now placed a boycott on wanting to fight under their jurisdiction in the future.

“The WBC can f*** right off and that Jose Sulaiman too,” fired Fury. “Placing Jonathon Banks above me when he beat that football player is a joke.

“I have beaten real live opponents like Kevin Johnson. He should be ranked higher than him.”


Wladimir Klitschko was firstly linked with Solis, who was beaten by his brother in the first round after suffering a knee injury and is now thought to be considering fighting Fres Oquendo, which has outraged Fury once again.

“I’ve stated that a while back that I would fight Fres Oquendo. Everyone said he is a bum and now Wladimir wants to fight him. He’s beaten nobody and lost to faded fighters.

“Networks in America wouldn’t take me fighting him so why are they thinking of taking Wladimir fighting him?”

The 6ft 9ins bruiser is now set to face former cruiserweight king Steve Cunningham. Confirming to WBN that this is now certain to happen on April 20 in the US.

It will be interesting to see what move Tyson Fury makes with the Klitschko’s both out of the picture.

Phil Jay is Editor of WBN. An Auxiliary member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow on Twitter @PhilDJay