Wladimir Klitschko has bored the German public says Tyson Fury

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WBA Super and WBO heavyweight champion Tyson Fury claims Wladimir Klitschko has bored the German public for the past 15 years, in a second entertaining pre-fight press conference in Cologne.

The Mancunian had goaded the 40-year-old former heavyweight champion in Wednesday's press conference in Manchester, saying that he was beaten by a "fat man", when the two fighters met in Dusseldorf back in November.

And the 27-year-old, who arrived at the fight's first press conference with a group of cheerleaders following him into the room, has now hit out at Klitschko's character.


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As reported by Sky Sports, Fury said: "Look at the guy. He's more to be admired than respected because he's still here fighting at 40-years-old, boring everybody to death.

"I hate Wladimir Klitschko for what he's done to you German people; bored you for 15 years. Come on, you know you want to clap and agree with the champ!"

Quit the talking

However, despite the amusing nature of Fury's press conferences, the champion (25-0-KO18) isn't interested in the hype building up to the fight, and insists he is fully focused on giving the fans good value for money, rather than focusing on what has to be said prior to the bout.

"I've been going to sleep there listening to him. Who really cares what we've all got to say?" said Fury. "Let's give the fans a good fight. Let's hope he comes to fight this time."

Klitschko is eager to reinstate himself as the WBA Super and WBO heavyweight champion of the world, having suffered a shock defeat to the Gypsy King at the back end of last year, after going 11 years undefeated in the ring.

But the mind games are seemingly already starting to work for Fury, with the Ukrainian explicitly telling his opponent to "f*** off" during Wednesday's press conference.

KO will decide bout

Fury's trainer and uncle, Peter Fury, expects the bout on July 9 in Manchester to be very different to the unanimous decision victory for his nephew in 2015.

"This is a genuine 50-50 fight. Klitschko knows what to expect. Tyson knows what to expect." said Peter. "Knowing Tyson so well and knowing boxing a little bit, and I see a stoppage in this fight. I don't see it going to the distance.

"You are one punch away from disaster in heavyweight boxing. It's what makes it so exciting for everyone around the world."

Fury had already lost a stone in weight, by day nine of his training camp, having targeted to shred three stone before his bout with Klitschko. But the heavyweight admitted he would prefer to be at home eating chocolate, rather than preparing for one of the biggest fights in the 2016 boxing calendar.

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