Five defining moments from Wladimir Klitschko-Tyson Fury build-up
Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | November 27, 2015
The time has finally come, with a glitch or two along the way, as heavyweight titans Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) and Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) clash in what promises to be an intriguing evening of boxing action.
Ahead of the fight, Coral roll back the reel and pick out five defining moments during the build-up, which has seen some very interesting displays in particular from the ‘Gypsy King’.
Original date announced
Back in July this year, it was announced that WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Klitschko (1/4 odds-on favourite with Coral) was to fight undefeated giant Fury (10/3) on October 24th.
It is fair to say that the pair got off to a bad start, with the Englishman beginning his war of words aimed at the Ukrainian…
Fury Batman shenanigans give Klitschko a scare
Not long after perhaps the most bizarre press conference in history, where Fury came dressed a Batman and fought off a friend in a Joker costume, Klitschko decided to postpone the fight for November 28th due to a calf injury.
Relive the amazing event…
ICYMi: Here's Tyson Fury, dressed as Batman, beating up the Joker. Madness. pic.twitter.com/Wo58Nm5BWl
— Coral (@Coral) September 23, 2015
The Gloves are off
Ahead of all big fights, fighters go through the ritual face-to-face often awkward exchange either side. While the following video is around 20 minutes, it is well worth a view…
Fury sings a song
By this time, fans had become immune to Fury’s antics, but his rendition of the song “Wind Beneath my Wings” by Bette Midler aimed at his upcoming opponent certainly made a few laugh…
Despite being around three inches taller than Klitschko, Fury weighed in at just one pound heavier at 17 stone and eight pounds the day before the battle at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf.
Manchester-born Fury snubs the Ukrainian’s fist pump and follow-up handshake…
— Guardian sport (@guardian_sport) November 27, 2015