TOOL TIME FOR TYSON
TYSON FURY plans to make a TOOL out of Christian Hammer.
The 6ft 9in traveller gambles his world heavyweight title clash against Wladimir Klitschko when he boxes the Romanian at London’s O2 Arena on February 28.
Fury, 26, risks his European and WBO intercontinental belts against Hammer, and a shock loss would be catastrophic for his career. He would lose his spot as mandatory contender for Klitschko’s WBO belt – a title he is guaranteed to challenge for later this year.
But Fury snapped: “Hammer will be a spanner by the time I’ve finished with him.
“The Christian Hammers of the world are no problem to me, I can feel a knockout.
“There is pressure on me, but if I’m the No.1 heavyweight in the world, like I believe, then men like Hammer should be no problem.”
Klitschko is lining up a defence of his IBF, WBA and WBO titles against Yank Bryant Jennings in Brooklyn on April 25.
He will then have 30 days to negotiate his WBO mandatory defence against Fury or the fight will go to the highest purse bid.
Fury – unbeaten in 23 fights – says he needs to keep busy before facing the Ukrainian.
He last boxed in November, forcing Dereck Chisora to quit after 10 rounds after a punchperfect performance when he earned his lofty world ranking.
He added: “I must have a fight in between the Klitschko fight because I can’t just wait around.
“I might have two, never mind one. But I am not focused on Klitschko at the moment – I’m focused on Hammer.”