The 36-year-old Klitschko will defend The Ring, WBA, IBF, WBO and IBO heavyweight titles against the “Italian Ace” Francesco Pianeta on May 4.
Comparatively, the 6-foot-9 Fury (20-0, 14 KOs) is slated to scrap American Steve Cunningham at Madison Square Garden in New York City on April 20.
“This win will put me in the No. 2 spot with the IBF and I am going to go on a manhunt, all around the world, to get a fight with Wladimir Klitschko,” said Fury, 24, the conqueror of a host of tomato cans. “Wherever he looks, he will see me. But he doesn’t want to fight me.”
Fury, an esteemed former British and Commonwealth heavyweight titlist, continued ranting against the great Klitschko.
“He could’ve fought me next, but he chose [Francesco] Pianeta instead, which is a much easier fight for him. I think Wladimir will retire instead of facing me. He doesn’t want to fight me and I can’t really blame him. But the thing is, I don’t need him, he needs me. When he retires, I’ll fight for the vacant titles and I’ll build my own legacy.”
The 6-foot-6, 243 pound Klitschko, an extremely talented prizefighter who has emerged victorious in 17 consecutive bouts since suffering a TKO at the hands of Lamon Brewster in April 2004, has now managed to safeguard his belts on 14 straight occasions.
As the former banging companion of Hayden Panettiere, Klitschko doesn’t “need” the untested bloke.
Regardless, just for fun, “Dr. Steelhammer” should next “choose” to surgically lambaste the underwhelming Tyson Fury.by