Easy work for Fury

10 07 2012

Tyson Fury continued his push towards a world heavyweight title after he stopped Vinny Maddalone in the 5th round.

Fury was never tested as he found his jab from the opening round, snapping Maddalone’s head back repeatedly.

Tyson almost finished the fight in the fourth as he landed big right hands to the body, which left Maddalone shaken up.

There was no rest for Maddalone in the fifth as Fury kept up the pace and after another fierce barrage, the referee thankfully stepped in to end the contest.

Following the figth, Fury called out pretty much everyone in the heavyweight division except David Price.

If Fury isn’t going to fight Price, then I’d like to see him try and get a fight with either Tomasz Adamek or Alexander Povetkin.

I think Fury would beat either of these guys and it would really put his name out there and get wider exposure for himself.

However I won’t be surprised if he takes a couple more contests like this over in America to try and build up his name over there.

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Fury challenges for WBO Intercontinental title

7 07 2012

Tyson Fury will look to take a step closer to a heavyweight title shot when he faces Vinny Maddalone tonight.

Fury, unbeaten in 18 pro bouts, hopes that winning the WBO Intercontinental title will lead to a future title shot against either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko.

Maddalone has won 35 of his 43 fights and has fought the likes of Holyfield, Adamek and Jean Marc Mormeck.

I don’t expect Maddalone to present too much of a challenge to Fury, who looks in fantastic shape. I fully expect Fury to dominate and knock Maddalone out within 7 rounds.

After this fight don’t be surprised to see Fury go after WBA (Regular) Heavyweight Champ Alexander Povetkin. I think Fury would easily beat Povetkin too.

But if he was to go after one of the Klitschko’s, he would be better served going after Vitali. Vitali isn’t the freshest champion now and he’s already looking towards a career in politics and Fury would be a real test for Vitali.

I’m not sure he’s ready for Wlad just yet and maybe a couple of fights against the likes of Povetkin and Vitali would give him that experience.

But the fight we all would love to see, would be him face off against fellow Brit David Price. It has the potential to be a really exciting domestic clash.

So after Fury defeats Maddalone tonight, I hope he can set up a fight with either Price, Povetkin or Vitali. I think Wlad is just a step too far at the moment but he could be ready after a couple more fights.

Sweet Science Prediction: 

Fury KO inside 7 rounds. This fight shouldn’t make Fury stretch himself too much and should allow him to look good.





Easy work for Price

23 05 2012

Price Powers Past Sexton

David Price continued his impressive pro career with a sensational 4th round stoppage of Sam Sexton.

In truth, Price was never in trouble and dominated the shorter Sexton throughout the fight. Price controlled the range with his jab and Sexton could never get into range to do anything against the Liverpudlian.

Price dropped Sexton late in the 3rd, following a left hand and a right hook. Sexton beat the count and even applauded Price for the shot, which I found extremely odd.

Price, sensing that his man was there for the taking, stepped up the pace in the 4th; dropping Sexton twice to finish the fight.

Sexton was dropped first after a big right hand sent him back into the ropes before unleashing a beautifully placed uppercut to drop Sexton.

Price showed great patience as he picked his shots, causing Sexton to cover up as Price targeted the body before landing a short right to the head – which sent Sexton crashing to the canvas and forcing the referee to stop the fight.

In truth I expected nothing less from David Price but what was most impressive was how he controlled the range and used his height to his advantage (something the Klitschko brothers do very well) as well as his patience.

There’s no doubt Price has the build, the power and the temperament to go all the way.

Promoter Frank Maloney said they’re not going to chuck him in there with the Klitschko’s for the sake of getting a title fight and I have to agree with him. Price has cruised through the domestic scene and now needs to move onto the European scene before stepping up to the world stage.

The future is definitely bright for David Price.

How far do you think he’ll go?

Here’s the full fight below:





Fury KO’s Rogan

21 04 2012

Tyson Fury clinched the Irish heavyweight title after stopping Martin Rogan in the fifth round.

Fury, adopting a southpaw stance for the first time, struggled to find his range in the first two rounds as Rogan came out all guns blazing.

Despite Rogan’s pressure throughout the first two rounds, Fury didn’t deter from his game plan and he found his range and timing in the third when he dropped Rogan with a straight left.

Rogan battled on but Fury, who was in complete control now, was tagging him at will.

Fury stepped things up in the fifth as he landed a body shot which sent the brave Rogan down to the canvas. Rogan managed to beat the count but the fight was over as Rogan’s trainer stepped in the ring to call the fight off.

After the fight, promoter Mick Hennessey believes that Fury is ready for the best but won’t go chasing the likes of Alexander Povetkin because they will call the shots.

Not sure what Mick Hennessey wants to do then because the only domestic competition that is out their for Fury is David Price. And if he’s not going to take the fight against Price, then the only option for Fury is to go after the likes of Povetkin because he is nowhere near ready for the Klitschko brothers.

It’s the fight all British boxing fans want to see and hopefully they can get it on.

 





Fury – Rogan: Irish title on the line

30 03 2012

The Irish title will be on the line when Tyson Fury faces off against Martin Rogan on April 14th.

Fury, who recently vacated his British title, has failed to impress since beating Derek Chisora and has taken a different route compared to the man he defeated for the British title last summer.

Chisora has gone on to face Robert Helenius and Vitali Klitschko, earning praise for his performances in the ring (despite the two losses), while Fury has struggled to overcome Nicolai Firtha and Neven Pajkic.

Fury was set to defend his British title against mandatory challenger David Price, before relinquishing the title, has defended his decision to challenge for the Irish title stating it was always his “dream” to win it.

Whether that is true or not, only Fury knows but to me, and the general boxing public, he’s ducked Price.

Fury was poor in his last two fights and Price has been on a real roll, winning his last 6 fights via KO/TKO.

No disrespect to Rogan but going from fighting a real threat like Price to, well, a cab driver isn’t exactly what people expect from Fury.

He’s talked the talked recently, while promoter Mick Hennessy has championed him as the next “big thing” in the heavyweight division. But this clash has left a lot of fans feeling very annoyed with Team Fury.

Having said that, I still expect Fury, who is always involved in an exciting fight, to win via KO/TKO.

Maybe then he’ll fight some decent opposition and actually walk the walk, instead of talking the talk.