It seems as if the time for cordial exchanges is over for Tyson Fury and Wladimir Klitschko.
Just days after the British heavyweight unseated the reigning heavyweight champion — on the same night he called him “a great champion” — the otherwise brash slugger is back to his old ways. Only this time it’s not just trash talk he’s dishing in Klitschko’s direction.
“I had good information off good resources not to touch anything in the changing rooms because they might try and drug you,” Fury said at a press conference in Bolton, England (h/t ABC).
“I went home dehydrated before I even touched anything. I was so frightened of being drug-tested and failing the drugs test.”
Fury said this isn’t the only time he’s suspected the Klitschko camp of breaking the rules.
“They are cheats, they are extremely good at cheating,” he said of Klitschko and his 10-year reign atop boxing’s heavyweight division.
“There were all these little things they thought might affect me, as it has with fighters in the past. But not one of them did.”
The undefeated boxer defeated the decade-long champion at Espirit Arena in Dusseldorf, Germany via unanimous decision Saturday, earning the nod from all three judges by a score of 115-112, 115-112 and 116-111.
As far as both parties are concerned, a rematch is in order at some point in the coming year. And while Fury calls Klitschko a “clever guy,” he doesn’t necessarily believe the former champ can do much better in an expected rematch.