After seemingly endless months of trash talking, Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KO’s) will finally get his wish, and take on Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KO’s) in Dusseldorf Germany.  Klitschko will be defending his RING/WBAsuper/IBF/IBO/WBO Heavyweight titles in this bout, so its a huge opportunity for Fury.  Can he put his money where his mouth is, or will he simply be the latest victim of Dr Steelhammer?

Although Tyson Fury will probably be a pretty big underdog in this one, its sure to be more interesting then Klitschko’s recent opponents, because Fury probably is better then them anyway.  The Bryant Jennings fight was a joke, as were the Pulev and Leapai fights, as Klitschko totally dominated both opponents and knocked them out within 5 rounds.  As a matter affect, Klitschko’s best opponent in recent years has been Alexander Povetkin, who actually went all 12 rounds with Wladimir.  Other then that, its been overmatched heavyweights in the ring with Klitschko, and the out come is always the same.

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Although Tyson Fury has not had top tier opposition yet, he is one of the better heavyweights out there at the moment.  He even went as far as to say today, that he will KO Klitschko.  I don’t know about that one, but it should be an interesting fight.  The list of “good” heavyweights is short these days, but Fury is near the top of the list.  He has knocked out his last 4 opponents, who actually have been names worth mentioning.  He knocked out Steve Cunningham in April of 2013, followed by Joey Abell in February of 2014, then Derrick Chirosa in November of 2014, and finally Christian Hammer in February of this year.  So besides the obvious elephant in the room (Deontay Wilder), Fury actually does deserve this fight more then any other heavyweight fighter right now.  When Fury beat Steve Cunningham in 2013, he actually won the IBF Title Eliminator, but hasn’t got the shot until now.  The politics of mandatory contenders is ridiculous in my opinion, and Fury actually had to wait almost 2 years to get his shot at the IBF title, which Klitschko holds.  Fury is already looking past Klitschko, for a unification with Wilder, but he better keep his head in the game, because like it or not, Klitschko is the best heavyweight in the game.

Deontay Wilder wished Fury good luck today.  Saying, “you know I’m ready for you whenever.  Good luck bro.  You’ll need it.”  If Fury were to beat Klitschko, he says he wants Wilder right away to make history, and unify all the belts.  Whether or not he can actually get past Klitschko is another story, but I do believe that a Fury VS Wilder fight would be a lot easier to make then a Wilder VS Klitschko fight.  For now we wait until October 24th.

-David Jukic, INSIDE RINGSIDE

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