Tyson Fury believes Wladimir Klitschko was playing “mind games” and trying to send him “off the rails” by postponing their fight which was initially scheduled for this month.
Fury and Klitschko were due to enter the ring in Dusseldorf on October 24, but the world heavyweight champion pulled out due to a calf injury.
The bout has now been rescheduled for November 28 and challenger Fury said IBF, WBO, IBO and WBA champion Klitschko has not succeeded in what he saw as an attempt to unsettle him.
“It feels great. I knew it would come back on so it was just a question of whether it was going to be this year or next year, but we got what we wanted and it’s this year.” the Brit told Sky Sports.
“I think it was all mind games and they were just trying to make me go off the rails, get drunk and go wild as I normally do, but I didn’t. I stuck to the gameplan and kept my running and sparring up.
“I had about 10 or 12 days training from home but still coming to Bolton three times a week plus running at home so I didn’t do too much bad things.
“On Monday, I started back training at Bolton Wanderers. They’re good facilities and a nice environment. This is our third camp, so we had one in France, one in Liverpool and now here.
“It’s different scenery and stops it going stale. Different scenery brings different ambitions.
“One thing I’ve got the edge on is I’m training outside a football stadium and we’re fighting at a football stadium in Germany, so whatever edge that can give me, all the better for me.
“I’m getting my world title fight I’ve craved for so many years. There can’t be another injury because there’d be a massive kerfuffle, so I know it’s going to happen on November 28.
“Camp is going well, training and sparring are going good, so maybe it was a blessing in disguise.”