Apr 29, 2016

    You let a fat man beat you, Fury taunts Klitschko


    TYSON Fury said that Wladimir Klitschko had let a "fat man beat him" before insisting he hated boxing at a foul-mouthed news conference to promote their world heavyweight title rematch.

    British boxer Fury ended Klitschko's nine-year reign as a world champion with a unanimous points win in Dusseldorf in December.

    They will meet again in Fury's home city of Manchester on July 9 and it was there that the Englishman continued to taunt the Ukrainian at a press conference on Wednesday.

    "I don't live a strict lifestyle - I don't even live an athlete's lifestyle," said Fury, unbeaten in 25 professional bouts.

    "It is an absolute disgrace to call me an athlete," he added, before taking off his shirt and shouting to Klitschko: "Shame on you - you let a fat man beat you!"

    On a seemingly more serious note, Fury said: "Boxing doesn't mean a lot to me.

    "I hate every second of it, and I wish I wasn't a boxer, but I'm in this position."

    Fury, 27, holds the World Boxing Association and World Boxing Organisation titles.