Dressed-up 'Batman' Tyson Fury can't mask his anger at Klitschko
Tyson Fury dressed as Batman to confront Wladimir Klitschko in an explosive press conference ahead of their heavyweight title showdown next month.
The undefeated traveller, who will challenge the Ukrainian on October 24 for the WBA, WBO and IBF titles, burst into the room at a London hotel as the Caped Crusader before wrestling with a friend dressed as The Joker. The 27-year-old then warned the champion that he would soon follow the same fate.
An unmoved Klitschko hit back by labelling the Briton a "clown" heading for a career in the circus.
"I'm as confident of winning as waking up in the morning and putting my shoes on," said Fury.
"That's how this fight is going to go. A very sharp, easy, simple knock-out. There's no doubt in my mind.
"He's had all those fights, beat all those Americans and Europeans, but he hasn't beat me.
"You're an old man, you're getting knocked out. I can't wait, I cannot wait for this."
Like a professional public speaker, Fury, who left the press conference for a matter of minutes before re-emerging in a standard suit, apologising for being late and denying it had been him behind the famous black mask, also answered questions.
"Good job, Tyson Fury," Klitschko responded, before angering his challenger.
"I just started doing my homework, like I do for every fight.
"He said, 'If I lose, I won't be boxing any more'. Well I have a new job for you, buddy.
"I have good friends in Cirque du Soleil, they can give you a job as a clown. It's very tough to make people laugh."
Fury struggled to contain his anger thereafter, rising to his feet as fellow members of the travelling community, including his father, shouted over the top of the champion, who replied: "You need therapy, you need a therapist.
"I think I can make you a better person (by beating you).
"My therapy has already started, on the October 24 it will continue."