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Tyson Fury: Klitschko postponement was just mind games

Tyson Fury believes that Wladimir Klitschko postponed their fight for a month to try and throw him off his game.

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Tyson Fury generally has something interesting to say if you ask him about pretty much anything, and when Sky Sports asked about the postponement of his challenge to world heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko, Fury didn't disappoint, saying that he feels it was a tactic by Klitschko's team.

"I think it was all mind games and they were just trying to make me go off the rails, get drunk and go wild as I normally do but I didn't. I stuck to the gameplan and kept my running and sparring up."

Klitschko (64-3, 53 KO) called off the original October 24 date in late September with an injury, and the fight was rescheduled about a week later with a new date of November 28. That doesn't seem to be a real window to attempt to throw Fury (24-0, 18 KO) out of whack, but it's not exactly inconceivable. If Fury had flashbacks to his David Haye saga and went nuts immediately, I suppose that it would make sense. You know, in theory.

But either way, the fight is still on and both guys are reportedly doing just fine in the lead-up, so all is well.

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