Tyson Fury’s highly anticipated date with Deontay Wilder is fast approaching.
The pair will finally come to blows when they take to the canvas together in Los Angeles on December 1.
Excitement levels are ramping up with fight night so close and boxing fans simply can’t wait for that first bell to ring out.
Fury, however, is trying his best to play down the gravity of the occasion and has even hinted that all the hype surrounding the bout is a bit much.
Speaking less than a week before what promises to be a titanic battle between two fine heavyweights, Fury was quick to reiterate that his focus was on boxing and nothing else.
Asked what he planned to do with the WBC belt should he take it off the reigning champion, Fury offered a pretty straightforward answer.
“It will finish off the collection but that belt will get chucked in the cupboard with the rest of them, the other 15 I’ve already got,” Fury said.
Typical Fury, that. All he cares about is boxing.
“It’s a boxing fight for me; I’ve had 27 of them before, this will be number 28 and win, lose or draw, it is what it is.
“Basically it’s just throwing punches aimed in the direction of your opponent and that’s it, then trying to get out the way and then throwing some more. It’s not rocket science.”
Safe to say that Fury isn’t getting caught up in all the excitement surrounding the bout.
“Deontay Wilder and me, there’s nothing either of us can do that we haven’t seen before. It’s only punches being thrown; I can’t kick him in the nuts or elbow him in the face, it’s just got to be punches.
“I can’t make any more of it than it is; it’s a good fight between two heavyweights who are willing to fight each other in the prime of their lives.”
Whatever the result, fight night simply can’t come soon enough for boxing fans and thankfully it’s just a few days away now.
Let’s get ready to rumble.