Klitschko still worried Fury rematch won’t happen

Wladimir Klitschko admitted he still harbours great fears his revenge mission against Tyson Fury will collapse despite appearing at a press conference announcement in London on Monday.

Klitschko, 40, was stood up by Fury for the media gathering after the world champion cited car trouble for his no-show, leaving the Ukrainian challenger wondering whether the Briton will turn up at all on fight night.

“Fury is not here right now but maybe he is invisible,” said Klitschko. “But eventually – and I hope so – we will meet in the ring. It’s okay, I can wait. I can wait because I have enough patience. Because I am really looking forward to the revenge.

“I really hope that eventually, we will get into the ring. So trust me, even if invisible Fury is here or not, I really just hope this fight is going to happen. Even if it doesn’t happen, I will wait and eventually time will run out for the champion.”

On his Fury’s absence, Klitschko added: “I wouldn’t have been surprised if Tyson Fury had turned up and sung a song, so I’m not surprised he hasn’t turned up at all.

“Even if it doesn’t happen in October, I will wait. I’ve never had such a long break between fights but I’ve been active, even if I haven’t been competing.

“I’m just waiting for my revenge. I just hope he’s going to turn up.

“I’m enjoying being the challenger. It has been a great experience for me and it has made me obsessed with the goal of getting the belts back again.

“I don’t feel my age. I’m still capable of performing as an athlete and I’ve just gained more experience as a fighter. And I’m not concerned about ring rust because ring rust is in your head.”