Tyson Fury is Wladimir Klitschko's 'worst nightmare' according to cousin Hughie Fury
Last Updated: 17/07/15 12:14pm
Tyson Fury is Wladimir Klitschko's 'worst nightmare', claims the challenger's cousin and fellow heavyweight, Hughie Fury.
Tyson Fury (24-0-KO18) faces the WBO, WBA and IBF champion in Dusseldorf on October 24 and although he is likely to hear the first bell as an underdog, Hughie Fury believes that Klitschko's height will benefit the Mancunian.
In an interview reported on boxing247.com, he said: "Tyson sometimes goes into fights just to entertain and put on a show. Nobody has seen the real Tyson Fury yet. I think this fight with Klitschko will bring it out of him.
"I’ve seen it in Tyson, though. I’ve been there from the start with him. I know what he’s capable of doing.
"And the reason I know he beats Klitschko is that I know Tyson loves tall fighters. He loves them. Wladimir is in for a very big surprise. Stylistically, Tyson is his worst nightmare.
Tyson loves tall fighters. He loves them. Wladimir is in for a very big surprise. Stylistically, Tyson is his worst nightmare.
"Emanuel Steward, Wladimir Klitschko’s former trainer, said the same thing. He said the next heavyweight champion of the world is going to be Tyson Fury. I was at the camp with him – I heard him say it.
"It will be great to see him become the first fighter to beat Wladimir Klitschko in a long time. The Klitschkos have taken over the division and dominated for a number of years now. All respect to them, they’re very good men, but it’s about time Tyson took those belts. It will be nice for the Fury family to hold the titles instead.
"We’ve always believed Tyson would one day fight for the world heavyweight title and win it. We’re not in boxing just to win a few titles or for the money. We’re in it because we love the sport and we want to be the best. That’s why we train hard every single day."
Fury was last in action in February, stopping Christian Hammer in eight rounds at The O2.