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Tyson Fury is ready to end Wladimir Klitschko's heavyweight reign in Dusseldorf

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Tyson Fury believes it is time to end Wladimir Klitschko's domination ahead of Saturday's world heavyweight title clash between the duo at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf.

The 27-year-old undefeated Mancunian faces the Ukrainian - 12 years his senior, who has dominated his division for more than a decade and currently holds the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts - as the two go head-to-head in Germany.

But Fury told a press conference shown on Sky Sports News: "Old guy, young guy, old champion, new champion - enough said."

Fury admitted he would not let his nerves get the better of him despite being overwhelmed as soon as his plane touched down in Germany.

He added: "It all crashes down to me as soon as I land into the town and I see the big posters everywhere and I actually feel like I'm involved in a fight now and I'm really nervous.

"I never felt this way before - ever.

"I feel really anxious and really nervous for this fight and all these people and cameras are actually making me shy and I'm forgetting what to say.

"I'm actually shaking right now and I hope this is giving Wlad some confidence - not really, there we have it."

With a record of 24 wins from 24 fights and 18 of them knockouts, Fury takes his big-match confidence into the ring with him this weekend and confirmed he had trained well ahead of the fight.

He said: "I was injury free the whole (training) camp which was quite cool this time and we didn't leave anything unturned that we shouldn't have done.

"I ate, slept, drank plenty of water and ate my vitamins so I should be feeling good come fight night."

And Fury had a final message for Saturday night's opponent, adding: "I hope Wlad's trained really hard but I don't want to go on too much because I don't want to scare him off again like last time.

"As we know, if I say a lot of stuff in the press conferences then we usually don't have any fights. So I'm going to wind it back in and just wait for the fight night.

"I didn't believe this fight was going to happen for a long, long time. And he's proved me wrong. This fight is actually going to happen.

"Like I said, I'm coming and I'm coming really fast for you Wlad."

Late on Monday, Fury said he would pull out of the title clash and even joked he would fight the champion ''bare knuckle'' if an agreement over gloves for the fight was breached.

The Brit revealed he may have to wait until the day before the fight before he is certain of challenging Klitschko, who stipulated the type of gloves for the bout but - when the manufacturer, Paffen, sent Fury a test pair to train in - he found them dangerously uncomfortable.

A second, slightly different pair, were much better - but now he faces an anxious wait to see if they are ready in time.

After some discussion over the gloves during Tuesday's press conference between, Fury's manager Mick Fury and Klitschko's manager Bernd Bonte, the Mancunian joked: "Why don't we just settle this like (YouTube sensation) Ronny Pickering would? Bare knuckle outside you two right now, let's get it on!"

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