Today is the day when Tyson Fury will come face to face to his nemesis the World Heavyweight king, Wladimir Klitschko. This fight not just about the WBA Super, WBO and IBF titles that will on the line this evening at a sold out ESPRIT Arena in Dusseldorf.
On paper Wladimir is the clear favorite but in boxing you can never say for sure who is going to win the fight. The 39-year-old, hasn’t tasted defeat in over 10 years. The last time he lost a professional fight was against the American Lamon Brewster in April 2004, which he avenged three years later.
On the other hand, Fury is still undefeated since turning pro and wowed to complete a demolition job on arch rival Klitschko.
In terms of height and weight both the fighters are almost exactly the same, but in terms of age Fury has got a clear advantage. Fury 27, is 12 years younger than Wladimir. This is what gives Fury the much needed confidence that he can overcome the world champion.
Even though Klitschko has the age disadvantage but looking at him he looks in incredible shape and sharp as ever. He is like a machine that never wears out. It will take something big from the British boxer to upset the Ukrainian.
So what does Fury needs to do to upset the Champ, according to Froch who was talking to Ringside: Eve of Battle, said “I think he (Fury) has got to come out, take the centre of the ring and stamp his authority straight away,” he further added “”He’s got to do everything to try and negate Klitschko’s jab. But I think Klitschko is going to take the centre of the ring as well and try and push Fury back straight away. That’s why I think we’re going to have an explosive fight.”
The fight will be telecast live on Sky Sports Box Office on Saturday.