Fury Wants Five Fights In 2018

Tyson Fury is hoping to make up for lost time, by fighting five times in the last seven months of 2018.

Fury last fought in November 2015, when he defeated Wladimir Klitschko in Germany, and only fought more than five times once in his career, which was eight fights in 2009.

“Frank Warren has told me umpteen times so I hope and pray he keeps me busy and I know he will,” Fury told reporters on the top floor of the BT Tower Tuesday.

“Very busy, the busiest heavyweight of all champions to date. I’m going to have four or five fights this year. Maybe six, who knows?

“June, then I’ll fight July, August, September and October as well. I can’t get enough, I love boxing that much.

Fury compared himself to the late Joe Louis and his “bum-a-month campaign,” where Lewis had 13 fights in 29 months from 1939-41.

Fury told ESPN on Tuesday, that ” all this fighting once or twice a year — I hate that inactivity. I want to fight every week if I can, but at least once a month, so I think we can do bum-a-month campaign easy.

“I’ve had four fights in five years — that’s terrible. I’ve never been active apart from my first year when I had nine fights. A match-fit fighter is a dangerous fighter no matter who you are in there with. It’s all experience and getting used to everything.”

Fury believes that since his sojourn from the ring, that he’s become more popular than when hewas world champion.

“The appeal is that I’m just a normal person, one of the lads, anyone can relate to me,” Fury told ESPN.

” A lot of people can relate to the same problems I’ve been through. I’m a bit of an inspiration to people now because they know that if I can come through it anyone can come through it.

 

Original Story: ESPN 

 

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