Boxing: Tyson Fury questions Wladimir Klitschko’s motivation

Wladimir Klitschko v Tyson Fury Boxing

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Tyson Fury feels he is the fighter with the greater desire ahead of his world heavyweight title clash with Wladimir Klitschko.

Fury will bid to take the Ukrainian’s WBA, IBF and WBO belts in Germany at the end of the month and the unbeaten 27-year-old is confident he can become a world champion.

Fury is 3.80 to win the fight, Klitschko can be backed at 1.25 and a draw is 26.00.

Klitschko, along with now-retired brother Vitali, has dominated the heavyweight division for over a decade and Fury believes motivation could be a problem for the 39-year-old.

“He’s got tons of money, he’s been successful for 11 years as a champion. What more does a man need? That’s what’s going to let him down on the night,” he told the BBC.

“But you’ve got to give him credit where credit is due because to take on a young, ambitious guy like myself who’s taller, bigger, faster, younger is a challenge in itself.”

Fury has indicated he could call time on his own career after he faces Klitschko at the end of the month, although he admits he would consider a clash with fellow Briton Anthony Joshua and it remains to be seen just how serious he is about any retirement plans.

Fury is 6.50 to win by KO/TKO/DQ/TD or 34.00 to win in round 1. Klitschko is 21.00 to win in round 1 or 2.80 to win on points.

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