With Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury officially set to meet on October 24, a man who has sparred with both and fought one of them believes that the unbeaten British challenger does have a chance to end Klitschko's dominant reign in the heavyweight division.
Steve Cunningham, who dropped but ultimately was stopped by Fury in 2013, says that the 26-year-old underdog has the tools to pull it off.
"Fury is 6'9", has a good gas tank, he's always got a chance. I've been in camp with both, he works hard, he's not just a loud-mouth...but he's in against a tested, world champion. And, I have noticed, Wladimir does better against little guys."
Fury (24-0, 18 KO) is coming off of a February win over Christian Hammer, a tune-up fight that proved no challenge as was anticipated. The hope was simply that Fury would stay busy and then secure a fight with Klitschko (64-3, 53 KO), and now that he's done that, everyone is ready to focus on the road ahead.
Klitschko, 39, beat Bryant Jennings in April, in what was Wladimir's first fight on American soil since 2008, extending his winning streak to 22 straight fights, dating back to 2004. He's held at least a piece of the heavyweight championship since his '06 win over Chris Byrd, and current holds the IBF, WBA, and WBO belts, as well as the RING Magazine championship.
Do you think Fury has a reasonable chance at the upset? Will his height and skills give Klitschko bigger problems than we're used to seeing?