Fury could pull out of Klitschko fight due to state of ring

ABS-CBN Sports on Nov 28, 2015 09:55 PM
Fury could pull out of Klitschko fight due to state of ring
Challenger Tyson Fury, right, and world champion Wladimir Klitschko, left, stand on the podium after the Official Weigh-In in Essen, Germany, prior their heavyweight boxing fight, Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. The title clash will take place in Duesseldorf's LTU arena on Saturday. (AP Photo/Martin Meissner)
DUESSELDORF, Germany (AP) — Tyson Fury is threatening to pull out of his world heavyweight title fight against Wladimir Klitschko because the canvas in the ring is too soft.

Asif Vali, Fury's agent, tells The Associated Press that the British challenger has made a complaint to the British Boxing Board of Control and the commissioner of Saturday's fight in Duesseldorf, Germany, and says "if it's not resolved, the fight is in serious jeopardy of being off."

Vali says "the foam underlay is too soft. It's five inches thick, which doesn't help a big lad going into a ring. We've never seen canvas like this before. It's too much from a health and safety point of view, because he can easily do his ankle."

Vali says Fury has looked at the canvas and "says it's ridiculous and that he can't fight in a ring like that."


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