Tyson Fury: You Could Liken Me To A Lion On The African Plains

Heavyweight champion Tyson Fury is in full voice ahead of his final preparations before he steps back into the ring with Wladimir Klitschko for a second time next month.

Fury is in deep training ahead of his July 9th rematch with Klitschko at the Manchester Arena and speaking in a preview of BoxNation’s new ‘Beyond The Ropes’ series, Fury has had some deep words on where he feels he is at in both his life and boxing career:

“I suppose you could liken me to a lion on the African plains, when he’s under the tree having a sleep with the cubs and everyone keeps coming around tormenting him. But when he’s up and he’s hunting and he’s fierce, he’s going to protect his territory, everyone knows he means business and it’s just a natural thing.”

He added:

You don’t have to be a killer all the time, but for that one second of the day or for that half an hour or however long it is thirty six minutes boxing – you need to switch on. Flip mode.”

IBF heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua has acknowledged this week that a fight with Fury is the biggest fight in British boxing that can be made at the moment, but Fury will need to get past Klitschko first if there is any chance of that happening.

The fight is now under a month away and anticipation is palpably building, with many wondering how the fight could differ from how the first one played out:

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