WBC heavyweight belt holder Tyson Fury (33-0-1, 24 KOs) told how he was obsessed with the idea of defeating Wladimir Klitschko (64-5, 53 KOs), who had not lost to anyone for ten years.
“Many years ago, at a press conference, Klitschko asked: “You want my belts, don’t you? Do you want what I have?” I replied: “No. I do not want. I don’t give a shit about all this. I just want to punch you in the face, buddy.” He didn’t understand it then, but I hope he can understand it today. I never really wanted any of this. I just wanted to beat this guy. And when I defeated him, my Everest ended. That was done. My life goal was achieved after defeating him.
I was always determined to beat Klitschko. I have been obsessed with this man for years. Being obsessed with something is insane. Nobody gave me any chance. When I defeated him, it was all over,” Fury said.
Note that Klitschko and Fury fought on November 28, 2015 in Dusseldorf. The fight lasted all 12 rounds, the judges unanimously gave the victory to the British (115-112, 116-111, 115-112).