The fight is set, IBF/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko and mandatory WBA and WBO challenger Tyson Fury will meet October 24th @ ESPRIT Arena in Düsseldorf, Germany. The pair came face-to-face at their pre-fight press conference at the Esprit-Arena in front of a sell-out German crowd.
- Wladimir Klitschko: “Every time I have faced new challenges I haven’t seen before. I believe that Tyson Fury is really meaning what he’s talking about here. He’s not just coming to be present on the canvas. He is coming to win the championship fight.”
- Tyson Fury: “He’s never faced someone like me before. There’s never been anyone like me in history. There’s never been a fighter like me – a fighter like me only comes around every 1000 years. I’m just wondering does Klitschko’s TV deal roll over to me when I beat him?”
Fury is expected to pocket in the region of $1.5M. Klitschko goes into the fight a huge favorite and this time the smaller man. No TV announcement at this time.