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Tyson Fury dismisses Alexander Povetkin, only wants to fight ‘real men’

Phil Jay 09/02/2013

Tyson Fury has explained to WBN that he will only share a ring with what he describes as ‘real men’ after recently ruling out a challenge against either of the Klitschko brothers in the future.

The undefeated 24 year-old has now stated that he doesn’t mind if a world title shot is delayed for a year or two and will not challenge the only other option left in WBA title holder Alexander Povetkin.

“I am fighting Steve Cunningham on April 20 because he is recognised as the top heavyweight in America,” Fury told World Boxing News.

“He is a good fighter and a potential banana skin for me, but I am ready to prove to America that I can deal with these top fighters.

“The likes on Povetkin fight bums and I an not interested in fighting him, even for the world title.

“I’ll make up my own title and call it the ‘Real Mans Boxing Title’ or the RMB and I will only fight real fighters in the future,” he explained.

Fury is fast running out of options for opponents with the Klitschko’s, David Price and Povetkin all off the table and Johnathon Banks placed ahead of him in the order to challenge for the WBC title.

The former British and Irish champion is not interested in fighting for the WBC based on their decision to elevate Banks and is ready forge his own heavyweight path without the help of the rankings systems.