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Published: 10:38 | 14/6/19

Schwarz out to 'shock the world'

Tom Schwarz is planning to 'shock the world' by beating Tyson Fury at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on Saturday night.

Fury is the hot favourite to maintain his unbeaten run against the German but Andy Ruiz Jr defied his underdog status by stopping Anthony Joshua in New York on June 1.

Schwarz was ringside when Fury shocked Wladimir Klitschko in 2015 and the 25-year-old is drawing inspiration from his opponent as he prepares to face the Gypsy King in Las Vegas.

"Max Schmeling saw something in the world champion Joe Louis and shocked the world by knocking him out," said Schwarz. "Eighty-three years on, it's time for a German to do it again."

"After I won the WBC youth heavyweight title, I really thought I could become a world-class heavyweight. And it was two weeks after that Tyson Fury won against Wladimir Klitschko and I was there, ringside on the night. It was inspiring.

"Boxing has given me a reason in life. I was crazy like Fury is, as a younger man. I had street fights and would be out all night. Not gangs or drugs but I think without boxing I would not have a life."

When asked how he would approach the fight, Schwarz added: "I have a picture in my mind. I must knock him out to beat him. My unbeaten record comes from my big heart, my good skills. All that was evident as soon as I turned professional at 17. I have watched all Fury’s fights many times. I know him like myself. We have a plan.

"It’s like Ruiz with Joshua. He proved that if you have the ability and are fit, focused and prepared, you can shock the world champion. That’s a big motivation for me. When I beat Fury - one of the greatest in boxing and I believe the No 1 - I am boxing one of the greatest in the MGM Grand. I looked at videos of the MGM when I was a kid with Floyd Mayweather boxing there and dreamed of one day fighting here. Now I am here. I gave my whole life, all for this moment."

Fury v Schwarz on Saturday, 15 June is live on BT Sport Box Office. To subscribe www.eirsport.ie/ppv

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