I’ll go back to Germany and take out Klitschko again, roars Fury
New champion happy to make trip if Ukrainian invokes his rematch clause
TYSON FURY is happy to return to Germany and do it all over again if Wladimir Klitschko exercises a rematch clause after the Briton dethroned the veteran to become world heavyweight champion.
Mancunian Fury produced a fluid performance of poise and patience to snatch the Ukrainian’s WBA, IBF and WBO titles in Dusseldorf on Saturday with a clear points victory.
He looks set to have to repeat the feat in his next fight, however, with Klitschko having the option of a rematch.
Fury has no problem giving the 39-year-old veteran his chance, even if it is in Germany again.
“It doesn’t really matter to me where I fight,” he said.
“Japan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, America – wherever it has to be, it has to be.
“I’d like to come back to Germany again to fight Wlad. I enjoyed it here and I got a great reception from the German fans.
“The German people showed me some love and I tried my best to entertain.”
Fury is already focusing on the rematch to the extent he rubbished talk of a unification fight with the American WBC champion Deontay Wilder.
Wilder tweeted overnight: “I see you @Tyson-Fury.... £ImComingForYou”
But Fury said: “Why do we need to mention Deontay Wilder? Let’s laugh at his name, shall we?
“Wladimir Klitschko was the number one in the division. Probably the poundfor-pound king, whatever that means. This man has been on top of the world and reigned for nine years.
“With Floyd Mayweather gone, Wlad took his place and I just took him out.
“So why would I be bothered about a novice like Wilder?
“He’s a basketball player who took up boxing a couple of years ago. I’m a true natural fighter. I’ve been doing it all my life. You get horses and dogs and it’s bred into them to be what they are, whether it’s racehorses or show dogs. And it’s bred into me to be a fighter.
“So, if Deontay Wilder wants a unification fight he is going to have to wait, because Wladimir Klitschko has a round two....ding ding ding!”
Fury admitted he was nervous as he waited for the judges’ scores of 115-112 (twice) and 116-111 to be announced.
“I was very anxious waiting for the decision,” he said.
“After being deducted a point (for fouling) I knew it would make it closer and you never can tell, so I was very, very happy when I got the result.
“It’s a great honour to be sat here with all these belts as the heavyweight champion of the world. It has not come easily. I’ve had 25 fights now and come through three world title eliminators so I earned my right.
“I’ve not been given anything for free. I waited in line and earned the right to fight.”
He added: “All the hard work has been rewarded with these belts and to be able to put myself alongside legends and call myself the heavyweight champion of the world is the icing on the cake.
“We started at the bottom and got to the top. Everyone wrote us off and said we had no chance but we kept faith. We came here and we did it.”
The former champion Klitschko will now seek some quiet reflection before deciding his next move.
“A defeat is a learning process,” said Klitschko.
“It’s too early to say anything now. It needs to be digested properly. I got beaten and I lost the battle but I did not lose the fighter. The fighter is still inside me. He always has been.
“We’ll see how the cookie crumbles, work it all out and let you all know.”
Meanwhile, Tyson has been warned by Lennox Lewis to tone down his antics after winning the world heavyweight title.
The Mancunian fighter dressed as Batman in the run-up to the fight and was involved in verbal spats with Klitschko, labelling him boring and robotic as well as saying he was only interested in breaking his face.
He also sang Aerosmith’s I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing in the ring after victory in Dusseldorf and made homophobic remarks in a newspaper interview in the build-up to the fight, but former heavyweight champion Lewis has warned Fury he is now a role model.
“Now he’s champion he has to behave himself a little bit more because there are a lot of kids and people looking up to him,” said Lewis.
“There are a lot of different boxers and people who will have a lot of things to say about him. If you allow (Fury) to say what he wants without coming back then you are soft to him. He won’t respect you unless you directly come back at him.
“But he’s a different character in the heavyweight scene. His character captures the imagination of people.”
I’d like to come back to Germany again to fight Wlad. I enjoyed it here and I got a great reception from the German fans
JUST CHAMPION: Tyson Fury shows off his new belts after defeating Wladmir Klitschko in Dusseldorf on Saturday