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Five defining moments from Wladimir Klitschko-Tyson Fury build-up

| 28.11.2015

Sam Barnard, Assistant Sports Editor | November 27, 2015

The time has finally come, with a glitch or two along the way, as heavyweight titans Wladimir Klitschko (64-3, 53 KOs) and Tyson Fury (24-0, 18 KOs) clash in what promises to be an intriguing evening of boxing action.

Ahead of the fight, Coral roll back the reel and pick out five defining moments during the build-up, which has seen some very interesting displays in particular from the ‘Gypsy King’.

Original date announced

Back in July this year, it was announced that WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight champion Klitschko (1/4 odds-on favourite with Coral) was to fight undefeated giant Fury (10/3) on October 24th.

It is fair to say that the pair got off to a bad start, with the Englishman beginning his war of words aimed at the Ukrainian…

Fury Batman shenanigans give Klitschko a scare

Not long after perhaps the most bizarre press conference in history, where Fury came dressed a Batman and fought off a friend in a Joker costume, Klitschko decided to postpone the fight for November 28th due to a calf injury.

Relive the amazing event…

The Gloves are off

Ahead of all big fights, fighters go through the ritual face-to-face often awkward exchange either side. While the following video is around 20 minutes, it is well worth a view…

Fury sings a song

By this time, fans had become immune to Fury’s antics, but his rendition of the song “Wind Beneath my Wings” by Bette Midler aimed at his upcoming opponent certainly made a few laugh…

The weigh-in

Despite being around three inches taller than Klitschko, Fury weighed in at just one pound heavier at 17 stone and eight pounds the day before the battle at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf.

Manchester-born Fury snubs the Ukrainian’s fist pump and follow-up handshake…


Check out our boxing archive, as well as our preview for the Klitschko v Fury fight.



Sam Barnard

Sam has been writing for Coral since January 2014, and is the assistant editor of the news site. As well as the main betting sports, football, tennis and cricket, he covers the likes of golf, F1 and darts too, the latter of which has become a particular favourite. Sam enjoys playing as much as writing about sports, but niggling injuries have limited his participation in recent years, so is happy to mainly watch the pros such as Manchester United, Yorkshire CCC, Raymond van Barneveld and even Gibraltar national football team instead.