Tyson Fury says his ability to make Wladimir Klitschko think twice about throwing a punch ultimately secured him the unified world heavyweight titles last weekend in Germany.
The talented 27 year-old ripped away veteran Klitchko’s WBA, WBO, IBF and IBO belts via a unanimous decision at the ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf and addressed a swarm of press upon his triumphant return in Greater Manchester on Monday.
“I knew they couldn’t rob me because it was too wide,” Fury said at his Bolton media gathering.
“I didn’t give Klitschko any rounds, even. I thought I outboxed him nearly all of the rounds. He caught me with a couple of punches they could have swayed the judges and he even had the referee on his side.
“He headbutted me all night, kept holding me and pushing me down. When did we see the referee warn him about a point off? You didn’t. I hit him twice on the back of the head and he took a point off me and it have been crucial, but I knew I was too far ahead.
“He didn’t land any punches and if you not landing any punches in the fight, how can they award you rounds?”
The switch-hitter is now in line for a massive payday in a rematch with Klitschko, who has already admitted he’s struggling to come to terms with the events that transpired on Saturday night.
‘Dr. Steelhammer’ was undefeated in over a decade and seemingly invincible before Fury inflicted a fourth-career loss and now has to take stock of his next move as talk of a second fight gathers pace.
You can still watch the fight on Sky Sports Box Office via repeat. There are repeat showings of two-hour duration at 9.00am, 11.00am, 1.00pm, 3.00pm, 5.00pm, 7.00pm, 9.00pm and 11.00pm.
The repeats will be on Sky Sports Box Office (Channel 491) and Sky Sports HD Box Office (Channel 492).