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Pumped-up Tyson Fury promises to end Wladimir Klitschko's glittering World reign

By Phil Blanche

Tyson Fury believes it is time to end Wladimir Klitschko's domination ahead of Saturday's World heavyweight title clash between the duo at the Esprit Arena in Dusseldorf.

The 27-year-old undefeated Mancunian faces the Ukrainian - 12 years his senior, who has dominated his division for more than a decade and currently holds the WBA, IBF, IBO and WBO belts - one month after the original date following a postponement after injury to Klitschko.

Fury told a press conference yesterday: "Old guy, young guy, old champion, new champion - enough said."

Fury insisted he would not let his nerves get the better of him and joked about being overwhelmed as soon as his plane touched down in Germany.

He added: "It all crashes down to me as soon as I land into the town and I see the big posters everywhere and I actually feel like I'm involved in a fight now and I'm really nervous. I've never felt this way before - ever.

"I feel really anxious and nervous and all these people and cameras are making me shy and I'm forgetting what to say.

"I'm actually shaking right now and I hope this is giving Wlad some confidence - not really."

With a record of 24 wins from 24 fights and 18 of them knockouts, Fury takes his big-match confidence into the ring with him this weekend and confirmed he had trained well.

He said: "I was injury-free the whole (training) camp which was quite cool this time and we didn't leave anything unturned that we shouldn't have done.

"I ate, slept, drank plenty of water and ate my vitamins so I should be feeling good."

And Fury had a final message for Klitschko, adding: "I hope Wlad's trained really hard but I don't want to go on too much because I don't want to scare him off again like last time.

"As we know, if I say a lot of stuff in the press conferences then we usually don't have any fights. So I'm going to wind it back in and just wait for fight night.

"I didn't believe this fight was going to happen for a long time. And he's proved me wrong. This fight is actually going to happen.

"I'm coming and I'm coming really fast for you Wlad."

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