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Tyson Fury: "Emanuel Steward predicted that I would be the heir to the Klitschko throne" (Video)

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On Sunday, November 30th, Wladimir Klitschko published a heartfelt message to his die hard supporters for their unconditional encouragement throughout the 2014 boxing year.

"Thank you," emphatically stated Wladimir Klitschko in a public message to his fans and detractors alike. "Thank you to the lovers and the haters of the Klitschko brothers. Because the combination of the two makes the whole thing exciting."

"Thank you very much for your endless support. You make me move on and keep defending my titles. I hope you enjoyed my last fight against Kubrat Pulev, and next year we look forward to next title defense and possibly unification bout."

After undefeated Heavyweight contender Tyson Fury's dominant performance against Dereck Chisora this past weekend, many are anticipating a colossal meeting between the 6'9" giant and the universally recognized champ sometime in 2015.

According to ESPN analyst and prolific fight trainer Teddy Atlas, that would be a very bad idea for Team Klitschko.

"If Klitschko ever steps in the ring with Tyson Fury, he's going to be in serious trouble," stated the 58 year old boxing expert during the ESPN streaming broadcast. "He's never fought anyone with Fury's combination of size, movement, and skill."

The 26 year old unbeaten Manchester native truly believes that the Klitschkos share Teddy's sentiment and have been avoiding him as a result.

"I was originally promised a shot when I beat Dereck Chisora the first time, back in July of 2011," stated Tyson Fury. "I was promised a fight with Klitschko then. He stated in the national papers that he would fight the winner. Well I didn't get the shot, and Dereck got it instead of me."

"So I believe the Klitschkos have been avoiding me for a while now. And the late, great Emanuel Steward said so as well."

While Fury was under the tutelage of the late Hall of Fame trainer back in 2011, the two spent time in Wladimir's camp. And according to the always outspoken and candid Briton, Emanuel would often gush about his young, future Heavyweight Champion.

"He said that if you fight Wlad, you will win," insists Tyson Fury. "Emanuel even said to Wladimir when I was there that I was the heir to his throne. He referred to me as the king in waiting. And here I am two years later, knocking on that door. So if he wants a fight, let's get it on. If not, put your title in the bind...vacate it."

With the big victory over nemesis Dereck Chisora this past weekend, the almost seven foot contender becomes Klitschko's WBO mandatory challenger. The charismatic Heavyweight hopes to fulfill that challenge during the summer of 2015.

"Now I'm the mandatory for Wladimir's title. So I'll be fighting a warm-up fight in February against a top fifteen opponent, and then a world title shot in possible April, May, or June."

The borderline confident/arrogant prizefighter believes that he is indeed the man who can finally hand the dominant Heavyweight Champion his first loss in over ten years.

"Not only was my victory against Chisora a master class performance, I fought him southpaw and I'm a right handed fighter. Name another Heavyweight who can do that against a top rated challenger?"

"You're looking at the man...I'm telling you!"

Fury was so pleased with his most recent performance, that he decided to celebrate with a post-fight song for the media members in attendance at the London ExCel Arena.

In the attached video, you can hear Tyson's improvised rendition of Elvis Presley's classic, "In the Ghetto".

Will the 6'9" Heavyweight be the one who finally defeats Wladimir Klitschko and ends his impressive streak of 17 consecutive title defenses?

Hopefully the world will find out in 2015.


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