Klitschko knows how to fix his Fury problem

Wladimir Klitschko insists he knows exactly what he needs to do differently to win his titles back from Tyson Fury.

Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 10:29 am
Updated Thursday, 23rd June 2016, 12:33 pm
Tyson Fury.

Morecambe’s WBA and WBO heavyweight champion puts his belts on the line in a rematch at the Manchester Arena on July 9 having dethroned the Ukrainian great out in Dusseldorf back in November.

Despite showing little as Fury shocked the world in Germany, Klitschko is adamant he simply needs to ‘tighten a couple of screws’ in order to make the reign of the self-proclaimed ‘Gypsy King’ a short one.

The 40-year-old said: “My routine will remain the same as it has been in the past years.

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“There was a lack of punches thrown and whatever it was I’m going to fix it on July 9.

“I never thought about retirement. Because there was nothing leading me to that. I don’t actually believe what happened.

“Fury won the fight but I don’t feel defeated. I know how to fix it and we are capable of doing that.

“I’ve had three defeats before and after each defeat I came back stronger.

“My preparation was not bad. We accomplished what we needed to accomplish.

“If you control your mind that’s it. I just need to tighten a couple of screws.”

Klitschko also hit out at Fury’s suggestion that British rival Anthony Joshua is a ‘paper champion’, the Olympic gold medalist having lifted the IBF version of the title the Morecambe man was stripped of for pursuing next month’s rematch.

Speaking from his training camp in the Tyrolean Alps in Austria, Klitschko said: “I think it’s good for boxing that Joshua is world champion and I’m happy for him.

“It’s an exciting time and there’s nothing wrong with Joshua having the IBF belt.

“I have no doubt that eventually (a Joshua fight) can happen, but there’s nothing I’m looking at beyond Tyson Fury.

“It’s not just British fans I’ll be doing a favour when I beat him, it’ll be for Klitschko fans and boxing fans in general.”