Tyson Fury aged 18
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Footage of teenage Tyson Fury predicting boxing success

The BBC has uncovered footage of an 18-year-old Tyson Fury confidently predicted he would one day become a world champion.

In the archive interview, Fury, who beat Wladimir Klitschko to take the WBA, IBF and WBO heavyweight titles on Saturday, said nothing would stop him in his quest for glory.

But back in his days as an amateur training in a gym in Wythenshawe, Manchester, the boxer's biggest problem was finding someone to fight him.

Trainer Steve Egan, who admitted being taken aback by Fury's 6ft 7in frame, said no-one in Britain wanted to go up against the fighter, such was his fearsome reputation at the time.

"It's like asking a labrador to run round a greyhound track," Fury's dad, John, added.

  • 30 Nov 2015