Vladimir Klitschko
Ukrainian WBA, WBO, IBO and IBF heavyweight boxing world champion Vladimir Klitschko (R) lands a punch during his title fight against challenger Bulgarian heavyweight boxer Kubrat Pulev in Hamburg, November 15, 2014. World heavyweight champion Vladimir Klitschko knocked out Bulgarian challenger Kubrat Pulev with a fierce left hook in the fifth round on Saturday to retain his IBF title and end his opponent's unbeaten record. Reuters

Undefeated boxer Tyson Fury will return to the ring on Feb. 28, 2015 against Christian Hammer at the O2 Arena or the Millenium Dome in Greenwich, London in United Kingdom. The fight, which is considered one of the top matches in the heavyweight division will be for Fury’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) international heavyweight title a title defence that will be risk for Fury against the WBO’s No. 4 contender in the weight class.

Hammer, who resides in Hamburg, Germany and born in Galati, Romania is a former WBO European champion with a boxing career record of 17 wins and 3 losses with 10 knockouts. Fury, who is from Wilmslow, Cheshire, U.K., is at 23-0-0 with 17 knockouts. If Fury passes the Hammer test, he’ll most likely draw world champion Wladimir Klitschko in the latter part of 2015.

Fury is one of the likeable stars in the division owing to his aggressiveness both inside the ring and in his willingness to face the other top contenders.

“I’ve said all along I’m not like these other fighters in the division who pussy foot around, take soft touches and call themselves fighters,” said Fury per Fight News. “I could have taken an easy job at the O2 arena to keep my position safe for my world title fight against Klitschko, but that’s not what Tyson Fury is about or what the public want to see from someone who has promised from day one to win the world heavyweight title. On paper it’s a dangerous job against Hammer, he’s highly ranked, he brings a big punch with him, he’ll have ambitions of his own to beat me and grab himself a world title shot against Klitschko and I’m sure he’ll be full of confidence coming over here.”

Fury added that his training for the fight will begin in January and he is totally focused on Hammer for the moment before the big one against Klitschko. Hammer was thankful for the chance to face a top fighter in the division.

“I’m grateful for this fantastic opportunity to fight Tyson Fury and I’ll be in the best shape of my life. This is a golden opportunity for me to get the number one position to fight Klitschko for the world title if I can beat Fury,” Hammer stated in the same article. “I love to fight bigger, taller, men and Fury is perfect for me. It will be a hard fight, but I’ve got every confidence that I’ll surprise everyone with a win in his backyard.”