Tyson Fury is 3/1 to be a super hero in the ring by defeating Wladimir Klitschko in their heavyweight title showdown next month.
The undefeated traveller, who will challenge the Ukrainian on October 24 for the WBA, WBO and IBF titles, dressed as Batman for his press conference in London and later wrestled with a friend dressed as The Joker.
The 27-year-old then warned the champion that he would soon follow the same fate but an unmoved Klitschko hit back by labelling the Briton a “clown” heading for a career in the circus.
“I'm as confident of winning as waking up in the morning and putting my shoes on,” said Fury. “That's how this fight's going to go. A very sharp, easy, simple knock-out. There's no doubt in my mind I can't beat Wladimir Klitschko.
“I wouldn't be the fighting man I am if I didn't. He's had all them defences, won all them fights, beat all them Americans, all them Europeans, but he ain't beat me.
“You may have fought plenty of peasants in your time, from Poland or wherever, but you've not fought the king of the gypsies before. You're looking at one here. You're an old man, you're getting knocked out. I can't wait, I cannot wait for this.”
When asked in which round he expected to knock Klitschko out, Fury added: “Any round you want. What round do you want, sir? The sixth? Wladimir? I'll put him to bed in the sixth round.”
Such an outcome can be backed at 40/1 but Klitschko is 11/10 to win inside the distance and 33/20 to win on points.