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Canvas Controversy: Drama in Duesseldorf as Team Fury threaten withdrawal

There has been even more controversy ahead of Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko’s heavyweight showdown tonight in Duesseldorf.

Team Fury have been infuriated by what they see as an unacceptable canvas at the ESPRIT Arena, and have threatened to withdraw if the problem is not resolved.

The canvas has been described as an unsafe trampoline, and way beyond the soft canvas mandated by Klitschko that they had expected.

Team Fury’s greivances have been echoed by the British Boxing Board of Control.

More as it emerges

Joe O'Neill

Reporting on Irish boxing the past five years. Work has appeared on irish-boxing.com, Boxing News, the42.ie, and local and national media. Provide live ringside updates, occasional interviews, and special features on the future of Irish boxing. email: joneill6@tcd.ie