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.

 

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Froch: A free agent

18 04 2011

WBC Super Middleweight Champion: Carl Froch

Carl Froch has officially confirmed his split from Hennessy Sports promotions.

There have been rumours for weeks but the WBC super middleweight champion has confirmed the split from long time promoter Mick Hennessy.

I’ve been a long time fan of Carl Froch and firmly believe this could be the best thing to happen to him. For one reason or the other, Froch has not received the backing from British fans or TV stations, while the likes of David Haye, Amir Khan and even Audley Harrison have received fantastic backing from the TV stations.

Froch has admitted he’ll promote himself for his next two fights, which are already mapped out in the Super Six tournament, but once that is over I believe one of the big UK boxing promoters should step in and sign Froch up. He is a fantastic fighter who never backs down from a challenge and is always in exciting fights; he is a promoters dream in my eyes.

If I was Ricky Hatton, I’d be straight on the phone to Carl and sign him up. He is just the sort of fighter Hatton needs to help his promotion company; he could be their star name.

And Hatton could do wonders for Froch too. Hatton is probably the most popular British boxer in history and his popularity could definitely help Froch gain the wider exposure he deserves.

Whatever happens, I really hope Froch does get some better exposure because he has been greatly under appreciated by British fans for far too long.





Hennessy Sports wins purse bids

15 04 2011

Fury: Bring on Chisora

Hennessy Sports has won the rights to stage the highly anticipated heavyweight clash between fellow Brits Tyson Fury and Derek Chisora.

Hennessy Sports outbid Frank Warren at the British Boxing Board  of Control’s Cardiff offices yesterday. They must now set a date for the fight (which will be for Chisora’s British title) within 14 days.

Fury’s promoter Mick Hennessy told Hennessysports.com: “I’m delighted to announce that Hennessy Sports have won the rights to stage this well talked about mega fight and as per BBBofC rules we will be announcing the date and venue for this contest within the next 14 days.”

Fury also told the website: “Del boy has got no excuses now, my promoter has just handed him by far the biggest purse of his career and if he pulls out of this fight now in my opinion he will prove himself to be a right plonker.”

Now this fight, if it goes ahead, would a fantastic opportunity for these fighters to really put their name on the heavyweight map.

I know Chisora was lined up to face Wladimir Klitschko but that has fallen through now and this is going to be a tough task for him. Chisora will be hurting not only from the cancellation of the fight, but because David Haye has stolen a march and got his shot at Wladimir ahead of him. This fight against Fury will give ‘Del Boy’ the chance to show he is mentally tough to hack it at the elite level.

Now whenever I’ve seen Fury (which hasn’t been a great deal), I haven’t been too impressed. For his size and frame I feel as though he should be dominating his opponents more. He has all the ingredients to make it to the top but I wonder if his mind is truly focussed on the job. But legendary trainer Emmanuel Steward believes in him and this is his chance to really go out there and make a statement.

The last time there was a grudge match between two British heavyweights for the British title, it was when Audley Harrison squared off against Danny Williams. Now I’m expecting this fight to be much better as there does seem to be a bit of needle between the two and there has been a lot of talk, even before the purse bid was won.

Well soon enough the time for talking will be over and these two will have to step up to the plate but the question is; who will it be?

Be sure to keep checking back for the latest news regarding this fight.