Fury Looks To Takeover In 2018
The man who would be king of the heavyweight division, Tyson Fury has promised to reclaim all of his world titles in 2018.
Fury has been out of boxing since a career defining moment when he would win a twelve round unanimous decision victory over Wladimir Klitschko in November of 2015 in Germany to capture the IBF, WBA, WBO, IBO world titles.
Two planned rematches with Klitschko were postponed and Fury would eventually vacate his titles due to mental health issues and substance abuse.
Fury must overcome one major issue and that is the drug testing agency UKAD, who claim the boxer failed a drug test in early 2015.
Two of the bigger matches for Fury are showdowns with current WBC champion Deontay Wilder and IBF, IBO, WBA champion Anthony Joshua.
Fury’s inactivity and substantial weight gain has created a lot doubt that he’ll ever get himself back in position to beat the elite fighters in the division. At the moment Fury is at least 100 pounds overweight.
Fury in an interview with Sky Sports promises to once again prove the doubters wrong.
“I went over to Germany and upset all the odds [against Klitschko] and made all the belts become vacant. I gave these guys the opportunity to make money and fight for belts. I don’t get any credit for that. I opened up the whole division but it’s just criticism all the time.”
“They doubted me in Germany, they doubted me every single time, I’m sure they are going to doubt me again. Everyone will have me already whooped before I go in there. But I can tell you one thing – 25 times before I was written off. I’ve been out of the ring for two years now, so that should make it quite even for these other guys to catch up.
“I don’t want to come across big headed, I want to come across accurate and straight to the point. I can’t wait. I’m really excited and motivated. I am back. 2018 – Tyson takeover.”