Undisputed heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko aims to get to know Tyson Fury when the Ukrainian meets his forthcoming opponent at their opening press conference.
The 39 year-old, who is set to defend his WBO, WBA, IBF and IBO belts against number one contender Fury this year, isn’t too familiar with the man who will oppose him next and says the Briton is more notorious for his actions outside the ring.
“I haven’t watched too many fights of Tyson Fury,” Klitschko told Ringside. “I’ve heard a couple of things in the background and his involvement in fights, especially verbal fights.
“I think he is more famous for his verbal fighting that the actual boxing fighting. Obviously he’s had 20 something fights – I haven’t watched his fights in particular.
“I’ve heard about him and I’ve seen him as well, while he was in my training camp, during the time when Emanuel Steward brought him in. I’ve seen him sparring a couple of guys, a couple of rounds, but I can’t say much about him right now.
“I think we’re going to get together at the first press conference before the fight and after I’m going to watch how he fights and what he does in the ring so I can give a better assessment of Tyson Fury.”
The Klitschko v Fury purse bid takes place on Monday in Panama with several high profile bidders including K2, Matchroom Sport, Hrunov Sports and Frank Warren expected to make offers to stage the contest in the autumn.