Tyson Fury ready to dethrone Klitschko

Tyson Fury in action against Christian Hammer. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire
Tyson Fury in action against Christian Hammer. Picture: Nick Potts/PA Wire

Tyson Fury is confident he is ready to dethrone Wladimir Klitschko.

The Morecambe-based giant preserved his mandatory shot at the Ukranian’s WBO title with a dominant eighth-round stoppage of Christian Hammer in London on Saturday night.

Promoter Frank Warren is hoping to bring Klitschko to the UK with a titanic clash at either Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium or Wembley in September being discussed.

WBC champion Deontay Wilder also remains an option but Fury’s preference is to face Klitschko first.

The 26-year-old, unbeaten in 24 fights, said: “I’m ready for him.

“I’m a much improved fighter and that’s why I’m ready for Klitschko next.”

Fury was in total control from start to finish at the O2 Arena with Hammer felled in the fifth round before the towel came in after eight.

Fury told BoxNation: “I’m here to entertain. I came here to box a very worthy opponent who was very tough.

“He took a lot of punishment and his corner knew they had to pull him out.”