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Tyson Fury will go for KO against Klitschko

Former Irish heavyweight champion Tyson Fury will seek to shock the world on October 24th in D├╝sseldorf when he takes on Ukranian heavyweight king, Wladimir Klitschko.

An underdog with the bookies, Manchester-born Fury is confident of wresting the WBO, IBF, and WBA heavyweight belts from Dr. Steelhammer at the 55,000 seater ESPIRIT Arena.

Klitschko’s only three losses in a sixty-seven fight career have come via knockout, and Fury [24(18)-0] is planning on making it stoppage number four in Germany.

Tyson’s coach and uncle, Peter Fury, spoke to the On The Ropes Podcast and detailed his plan for the fight

The coach was initially complimentary of the Ukranian, admitting that “I believe Wladimir is a great champion, I take nothing from him at all.”

However he then revealed that “we’re not looking to win this fight on points, we’re looking for a dramatic fight and a dramatic finish to it. Either he will win it like that or he won’t.”

Fury explained that “we’re not looking to rely on the judges – especially with Germany’s record with previous world title fights.”

The 47 year old elaborated that “Klitschko is the undisputed champion of the world, you can’t expect to go out there and have a close fight and Tyson having his hand raised, that’s not happening.”

“They will give it to the champion, even if the champion’s two or three rounds behind.”

Unperturbed at being the away fighter, a confident Fury continued: “We know where we’re standing, we’re not going to be complaining that we’ve been robbed or all that bullshit, we’re going to take him out.”

“That’s what needs to happen, so we’re not going to leave it in the hands of anybody.”

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