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Tyson Fury says he's converting German fans to his cause

Tyson Fury has arrived in Germany ahead of this weekend's heavyweight clash against Wladimir Klitschko, and says the German fans are backing his play, hoping for a new champion.

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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

It's fight week and a huge heavyweight showdown is set for this Saturday in Dussledorf between the loud-talking Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko. Fury arrived in Germany yesterday and says that he's already bringing the German fans into the fold, backing him to end Klitschko's title reign.

"I had a great reception off the Brits travelling, wherever they are going to work on Monday morning, and I have had a lot of German fans coming over to me as well, having photographs.

"So it is a mixed group of people and I feel fantastic to be over here now. We are in the Christmas season and we are all going to have a very, very good Christmas."

Fury says his charming personality transcends any language barriers and he's hoping to connect more with German fans this week before the fight. Hey, by the time fight night arrives, Fury might even be the crowd favorite -- imagine that.

"You know what I believe? I'm getting the feeling that the German people want a new champion, they don't want Klitschko any more, they have had enough of him. The time is a new time for a new change, and that new change is this man!"

Well - if Fury winning the heavyweight world title will stave off Armageddon for just a little while longer, I'm all for it.

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