On Monday in Britain, after his shocking victory over Wladimir Klitschko in Duesseldorf on Saturday, Tyson Fury accused the Ukranian’s camp of cheating, adding that he didn’t even drink the water after their bout because he feared it might be drugged.
“I had good information off good resources not to touch anything in the changing rooms because they might try and drug you.… I went home dehydrated before I even touched anything. I was so frightened of being drug-tested and failing the drugs test.”
Fury claimed the Klitschko camp found a way to list him at the wrong weight, 113 kilograms instead of 116, thus forcing him to don the wrong-sized gloves for the fight. He added that too much foam lay under the canvas, almost forcing the fight to be canceled.
“They are cheats, they are extremely good at cheating,” Fury, a Mancunian from Irish Traveller lineage, insisted. “There were all these little things they thought might affect me, as it has with fighters in the past. But not one of them did.”
Although a rematch has been written into the contract between the two men, and Klitschko simply remarked, “It’s to be continued,” tweeting, “I still don’t believe I actually lost. Man, I’m suffering,” Fury said confidently, “I don’t think he can do much better. He’ll analyze it, he’s a clever guy. But if he fancies his chances again, let’s do it. Round 2. Ding, ding.” Fury’s uncle and trainer, Peter, echoed, “I think Tyson can do a lot better than he did. I want him to have a rematch and do it convincingly this time. We’ll have an answer definitely by mid-to-end of January.”
Tyson Fury’s manager and promoter Mick Hennessy told ESPN:
I’ve had no contact with them [Klitschko’s team] since the fight but they’ve got a window to decide whether they want to step up or down. I think Wladimir is really in two minds about the rematch because he looked really busted up to me at the press conference after. He couldn’t get past Tyson’s jab, couldn’t cope with his movement and he’s never experienced that before. He was hesitant about trying to let go, pulling the trigger.
The final margin between the two fighters showed a close fight. the fight was scored 115-112, 115-112, 116-111, with Fury landing 86 punches to Klitschko’s paltry 52. Fury now holds the IBF, WBO, and IBO belts,boasting a 25-0 record; Klitschko lost his first fight after a 22-fight, 11-year consecutive win streak. The last man to defeat Klitschko was Lamon Brewster via a come-from-behind TKO.