Tyson Fury wants Wladimir Klitschko next, a fight that looms as a distinct possibility in the near future.
Bernd Bonte, the CEO of Klitschko Management Group, has heard the noise and watched the show which featured Tyson Fury outclassing Christian Hammer on Saturday – a bout he wasn’t particularly impressed with.
“I saw the fight,” said Bonte, who is counting down to the April 25 Madison Square Garden tussle between Wladimir and Philly contender Bryant Jennings, which will screen on HBO. “Fury did not impress me against a second or third level opponent.”
Then when asked of the possibility of Wladimir meeting Fury in his next outing, Bonte responded:
“First Wladimir has to win the fight versus Jennings in New York, then that fight is a possibility. But all these thoughts are premature because Wladimir knows Jennings is a tough opponent and he can’t underestimate him.”
Being the Fury has been boisterous in calling out Klitschko (especially as of late), it looks like this could potentially be one of those ‘you get what you ask for’ type of situations. Fury has undoubtedly never faced anyone on the level of Wladimir Klitschko but Fury does have the frame to match up with Wlad’s height and reach, and Fury also displays a good bit of boxing ability. Since this was supposed to be Fury’s last tune-up bout before stepping up to the highest level of competition in the division and it looks like that situation is here and now.
So – how do you all feel about a Klitschko-Fury match, and what kind of chances do you give Fury to end Wladimir’s reign?