Klitschko/Fury Press Conference Quotes; Bönte/Hennessy Row Over Gloves Issue


Tyson Fury gives a demonstration of the gloves he hopes he’ll be allowed to use ahead of Saturday’s world heavyweight title clash with Wladimir Klitschko. He also threatens to pull out of Saturday’s world heavyweight title clash and even joked he would fight the champion “bare knuckle” if an agreement over gloves for the fight is breached. The Mancunian Traveller has revealed he may have to wait until the day before the fight before he is certain of challenging Klitschko at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf.

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Fury: “Klitschko can’t control me. He knows my dangers”

Fury: "Klitschko can't control me. He knows my dangers"

LONDON (19 NOVEMBER) Number one heavyweight contender Tyson Fury has urged fans from Britain and Ireland to snap up remaining tickets to his highly-anticipated world heavyweight title clash with Wladimir Klitschko at the ESPRIT arena in Dusseldorf, Germany next Saturday (November 28), and to cheer him on to an explosive and historic knockout victory.

The 27-year-old Fury, unbeaten in 24 professional fights, already feels he has spooked Klitschko, and well and truly got under his skin, and now believes his legion of supporters can play their part when the two heavyweight giants collide next weekend.

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Inside Team Fury: Peter Fury talks Klitschko vs. Fury

Inside Team Fury: Peter Fury talks Klitschko vs. Fury

By Peter Fury: You can’t play down the importance of family.

Your family’s your family. There’s no changing it. It’s a bond like no other. If any one of your family had their little finger chopped off, it would impact you in some way. You’d feel it.

So, to have everybody comfortable and happy is a great thing for a fighter, especially one in Tyson’s position. He’s a wealthy man right now. He’s surrounded by family. Family is your blood – you care what happens to each and every one of them.

We’re a very close family, us lot. We care about each other. Yeah, we shout and we argue and we have our differences, but really, when the chips are down, you die for your family.

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Hughie Fury: “Tyson loves facing taller fighters – he’s Klitschko’s worst nightmare

Hughie Fury: "Tyson loves facing taller fighters - he's Klitschko's worst nightmare

Heavyweight prospect Hughie Lewis Fury says his latest training camp has been boosted by news of Tyson Fury’s world heavyweight title shot against Wladimir Klitschko and that he fully expects his cousin to bring the belts back to England when the pair meet on October 24 in Germany.

Twenty-year-old Hughie faces durable Brazilian veteran George Arias on July 25 at Derby Arena and admits he couldn’t be happier right now.

“It’s a good thing for the whole family that Tyson has finally got his shot,” he said. “I’m over the moon for him.

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Kevin Johnson: “Tyson Fury is an 8/10, Anthony Joshua is a 3/10.”

Kevin Johnson: "Tyson Fury is an 8/10, Anthony Joshua is a 3/10."

American heavyweight Kevin Johnson claims time spent in the company of Tyson Fury will serve him well ahead of a proposed April 25 collision with Anthony Joshua – because Fury is considerably better than the former Olympic champion.

Twenty-six-year-old Fury fights Christian Hammer this Saturday (February 28) at the O2 Arena, live on BoxNation, and Johnson was one of his main sparring partners in camp.

The Atlanta-native couldn’t have asked for a better kickstart to his own preparations.

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Martin Murray: “It doesn’t bother me that Golovkin hits hard”

Martin Murray: "It doesn't bother me that Golovkin hits hard"

World middleweight title challenger Martin Murray has heard all about the reputation of Gennady Golovkin, his next opponent, and respects the fact he’s widely considered the hardest puncher in all of boxing right now. But that doesn’t mean the Briton is overawed or fearful of the imposing Kazakh.

In fact, rather than hide from the reality of the situation, Murray has instead confronted it head on and says he’s looking forward to sampling Golovkin’s power when the pair clash on Saturday (February 21) in Monte Carlo.

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Inside Team Fury – Part III

Inside Team Fury - Part III

By Peter Fury (courtesy of Hennessy Sports): Family. It’s the most important thing to me, it’s life’s beating heart, and it means more than all the world titles a fighter can win.

Today the Fury family grows stronger as my brother, John, is released from prison following a four-and-a-half year sentence. It’s a happy day, a cause for celebration, and I’m just glad we get to have him home. It gives us the chance to put all of this misery behind us. Now we can concentrate on the boxing.

We’re taking this afternoon off and we’ll go out for a meal to celebrate his release. Then we’ll be back in the gym this evening and there’ll be sparring. John will be right in the mix and it will be like he never went away.

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Tyson Fury eyes future showdown with Deontay Wilder

Tyson Fury eyes future showdown with Deontay Wilder

Fury claims it would be ‘the biggest fight in world boxing’. Fury defends his WBO International heavyweight title against Christian Hammer on February 28.

European heavyweight champion Tyson Fury has expressed his delight at seeing Deontay Wilder lift the WBC world heavyweight title last weekend and now seeks to dethrone the heavy-handed American later this year.

Wilder outboxed Bermane Stiverne for 12 rounds in Las Vegas on Saturday night and, in doing so, became America’s first world heavyweight champion since 2006. Fury, who boxes Christian Hammer on February 28 at London’s O2 Arena, couldn’t have been happier with how it all worked out.

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Eddie Chambers would welcome the chance to test Anthony Joshua in 2015

Eddie Chambers would welcome the chance to test Anthony Joshua in 2015

Former world heavyweight title challenger ‘Fast’ Eddie Chambers likes what he has seen of fast-rising prospect Anthony Joshua, but fears his run of soft opposition may only serve to hurt him in the future.

The 32-year-old Chambers, once of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, now an honorary member of Team Fury in Bolton, speaks from experience. Back in March 2010 he scaled the heights and challenged Wladimir Klitschko for the world heavyweight championship. He therefore knows a good heavyweight when he sees one.

“At the moment they’re doing a good job of making Joshua look unbeatable,” said Chambers. “The only problem with that is you get to a point where that’s all you’re used to. Then you get in there with somebody who can prove you’re very beatable. Then panic sets in. Then you realise you have no foundations or experience to fall back on.

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Eddie Chambers is on a mission back to world level

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‘Fast’ Eddie Chambers is on a mission back to world level and is ready to show that at Leeds Town Hall on Saturday night (May 17).

The former world heavyweight title contender takes on Carl Baker and is determined to prove his class on the undercard to the MaxiNutrition Knockout semi-finals, live on Channel 5 from 10pm.

“I’m feeling as good as I’ve ever felt – strong, focused and determined to get back to where I need to be in this sport,” Eddie said.

“I’m going to give you a reason to come and support me because I’m planning on taking this straight to the title, there’s no question about it and we’ll make some history on the way.”

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