Wladimir Klitschko is in for the toughest fight of his long career when he fights British heavyweight Tyson Fury, said Fury’s trainer.
Speaking with Sky Sports, trainer Peter Fury said that if Klitschko, 38, agrees to defend his WBO belt against the 26-year-old Fury, it won’t be a “gimme” fight.
He said, “I just think the movement, the sheer determination and the youth on his side, plus the sheer toughness of Tyson (will pose problems).
“Unless Wladimir can catch him absolutely clean and knock Tyson spark out, Tyson is going to give Wladimir a hell of a lot of trouble. Wladimir knows he’s in for possibly the hardest fight of his career.”
Fury recently outclassed Dereck Chisora on Saturday, knocking him out in the 10th round.
It’s unclear if Klitschko will agree to fight Fury. Klitschko wants to get the WBC title, which champion Bermane Stiverne holds. Stiverne will fight Deontay Wilder soon in a championship bout.
Tyson Fury will stay active and fight a “top-15 opponent from all the sanctioning bodies,” his trainer said. “Yeah, we are fairly confident,” he added. “We understand the WBO will strip Wladimir if he tries to avoid it or go around the edges.”
“I don’t see Wladimir vacating any belts in a hurry. I see a very strong chance of that fight happening,” Peter Fury noted. “As far as I’m hearing on the grapevine, they are interested in making this fight. They want it as well, because they see it as the biggest fight out there.
He said that if the fight goes through, “I think you will see the best possible Tyson Fury when he comes to face Wladimir.”
However, there have been reports that Klitschko is looking to fight Bryant Jennings. The two camps are reportedly close to a deal for a fight in April in the United States.
ESPN reported that New York is the likely place for the fight, but there has been no venue named yet.
Undefeated Jennings has indicated that the fight will go through, per his Twitter account.
He’s been tweeting a photo of a poster of him punching Klitschko.