Tyson Fury is targeting the World Champion Klitschko brothers after successfully defending his Commonwealth heavyweight title at Manchester’s EventCity on Saturday.
Wythenshawe’s Fury, unbeaten in 17 professional bouts, overcame Canadian Nevan Pajkic despite being sent to the canvas in the second round.
He recovered well and stopped Pajkic in the third, promoting his promoter Mike Hennessy to say he will be ready for the brothers who have dominated the division since Lennox Lewis’ retirement sooner than many people think.
“He’s just got to stop getting drawn into a gun-fight and start being smart,” said Hennessy.
“He wants the Klitschkos and 18 months from now he’ll beat the Klitschkos.”
Fury has a long way to go before he can legitimately step into the same ring as either Wladimir, the WBA, WBO and IBF title holder or elder brother Vitali who holds the WBC edition.
But, time is on Fury’s side as he is only 23 while Wladimir is 35 and Vitali is now 40 and despite his young age, his confidence will serve him well as he looks to dethrone the Ukrainians.
“Hopefully I’m going to have a big year next year with plenty of fights, plenty of wins and plenty of excitement,” said Fury.
“I wouldn’t fear going in with any man in the world. I believe I can beat any man.”
With David Haye now retired,Britain needs a new heavyweight challenger. Fury looks to be that man.
Whether he will be able to do what Haye could not and beat a Klitschko, only time will tell.