Wladamir Klitschko brings the wealth of knowledge bestowed upon him by Manny Steward into the ring when he defends his heavyweight titles against Tyson Fury on Saturday night, but the champ won’t be the only one in the squared circle with something given to him by the legendary trainer.
Fury says he will be wearing five yearold boxing boots gifted to him by the late great Steward ‘when’ he becomes heavyweight champion of the World on Saturday night.
The former Irish heavyweight champion will go into the biggest bout of his career against WBO, WBA and IBF World champion Wladamir Klitschko in all new ring attire – apart from his boots which were presented to him by his opponent’s former trainer and the man loved in Ireland for numerous reasons, not least for being Andy Lee’s trainer.
Fury threatened to pull out of the fight if he didn’t get specific gloves, but has no footwear issues and says his boots give him the ‘fastest feet in the world’.
“These shoes have never been beaten,” said the undefeated challenger. “They were given to me by the late, great Emanuel Steward in 2010. I’ve had them for most of my big fights and they’ve never let me down yet.”
“When I’ve got these on, I feel like I’ve got the fastest feet in the world. They might be old and dirty, but I’m sentimental and I’m going to wear them for the biggest fight of my life.”
Fury as ever is in ultra confident mood ahead of the clash and claims he will defy the many doubters in Duesseldorf.
“I know 99.9 per cent expect to see me lose to the great Wladimir Klitschko. I know from looking at him he’s got doubts, he’s very worried and his trainer is worried. That’s what I love to see. I thrive off it. I thrive off the energy, off the people, off the night.”
“On Saturday night the whole world is going to celebrate with me as I achieve my goal and become the undisputed heavyweight champion of the world.”