After playing the role of Batman this week and playing the role of driving the fight between Wladimir Klitschko and himself. Tyson Fury issued a statement regarding the calf injury that postponed their October 24th showdown; a statement that Fury knew would come because he feared that Klitschko was going to pull out from the bout all along.
“It was only Wednesday when we were face to face, and I knew he was going to pull out. We were filming a ‘Behind the Gloves’ documentary for Sky Sports, and Johnny Nelson is my witness to that. I told him that I would have to back off now because I saw the same thing in Klitschko that I saw in David Haye.”
Fury though it was a joke when his uncle and trainer called him that the fight was off.
“When Peter called this morning and said Klitschko had pulled out, I was like, ‘Yeah, yeah.’ And he said no, he really has. Apparently he injured his leg on the way home on the plane, or whatever he’s done.”
But Fury says he expects the fight to go on even if the real loss is for the fans who have paid for travel, tickets and lodging.
“It is what it is. I’m not really bothered about myself because there’s talk of rescheduling the fight, but I feel for the fans. Every big fight I get involved in, my fans and supporters always lose out. It’s alright for us; we get our expenses back but what about the flights and hotels that are non-refundable? Times are hard. Some of my fans can’t afford to go to these events, but they push to go because it’s a massive occasion and a once in a lifetime thing. I feel wounded for all these people, and it happens too much in boxing. It’s the fans who suffer.”