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Boxer Tyson Fury, proud of his Irish Traveller origin, has challenged Wladimir Klitschko

Great Britain, 1.5.2015 5:46
European Boxing Union heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who is proud of his Irish Traveller heritage, has challenged world champion Wladimir Klitschko. (PHOTO:  Adamj1987, www.wikimediacommons.org)
European Boxing Union heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, who is proud of his Irish Traveller heritage, has challenged world champion Wladimir Klitschko. (PHOTO: Adamj1987, www.wikimediacommons.org)

BBC.com reports that Tyson Fury, the British professional boxer who is the current EBU heavyweight champion and has embraced his Irish Traveller heritage, will be the next challenger to Wladimir Klitschko. Last Saturday night Klitschko reconfirmed his position as world champion, defending his heavyweight title.  

Fury won the European heavyweight title against Christian Hammer. He defeated the Romanian with a technical knockout in the eight round, making the match his 24th victory.

The British boxer believes he is able to defeat Klitschko. "I'm ready for him," Fury told the BBC.

The 26-year-old Fury has already officially challeged the Ukrainian heavyweight champion. Klitschko must accept the challenge in order to defend his title.

Fury has previously said he is proud of his origins. He was born in Manchester into an Irish Traveller family.  

His father named him Tyson after the American world boxing champion Mike Tyson. Fury is not afraid to talk about his experiences with prejudice and racism.

"Mostly it's just Facebook warriors. I know I could take them apart like a pitbull if I wanted to, but I don't do it because that just means it hurts them all the more when I win in the ring," Fury told news server Independent.uk.

voj, translated by Gwendolyn Albert
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