Tyson Fury ser­e­nades Kl­itschko in lat­est stunt

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D‹SSELDORF: Hav­ing pre­vi­ously dressed as Bat­man for a press con­fer­ence, Tyson Fury em­ployed more the­atrics yes­ter­day by turn­ing to song in the lat­est round of mind-games with Wladimir Kl­itschko. World heavy­weight cham­pion Kl­itschko will de­fend his IBF, WBA and IBO ti­tles against Bri­tish chal­lenger Fury in Dus­sel­dorf on Satur­day. Fury, 27, ran into a press con­fer­ence last Septem­ber dressed as Bat­man, then called Kl­itschko ‘a joker’ to his face, but he grabbed the mi­cro­phone for his lat­est stunt. At a train­ing event for the press at Dus­sel­dorf air­port, the 2.06m (6ft 9in) Fury seized the chance to show off his singing abil­ity. He adapted the lyrics of the Bette Mi­dler song ‘Wing Be­neath My Wings’ to in­clude the words “I’ll be the one with the belts”. “I was im­pressed,” said Kl­itschko. “If it was down to singing, I’d have no chance. But things look dif­fer­ent when it comes to box­ing.” This is not the first time Fury has showed off his vo­cal prow­ess, hav­ing sung the same song when he beat Kevin John­son of the USA in Belfast in De­cem­ber 2012. He also sang a dif­fer­ent song in the ring af­ter beat­ing US boxer Steve Cun­ning­ham in New York in April 2013. Rob Ste­wart will sing be­fore Satur­day’s heavy­weight bout in Dus­sel­dorf and Fury wants to seek out the Scot­tish crooner for a duet if he beats Kl­itschko.

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