Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Fury vs TBA February 19th

Tyson Fury will return to face an opponent yet to be named on February 19th at the Wembley Arena in London. There were talks of him fighting 42 year old Francois Botha originally but the British Boxing Board of Control blocked his proposed fight. There is also talks that he may face former Mike Tyson conqueror Kevin McBride. Matt Skelton, the former British, Commonwealth and European heavyweight champion, has been mooted as a possible opponent. Also, Osborne Machiman, who boxes David Price in a Commonwealth heavyweight title eliminator in Brentwood on Saturday, February 5 could be someone he could step in for if he decides to not fight David Price.

Price and Fury have history. He boxed Price in the North West final of the ABA championship on November, 2006 and was beaten on points. But as Fury points out, “I was 17 years old and had 12 amateur fights. He was Commonwealth Games gold medallist. A lot has changed since then.” “I’m willing to fight him again.”

Fury Quotes

** Regarding facing McBride

“I would like to get revenge for Mike."

“But I don’t see that any of the opponents that have been suggested are better than Botha.”

Uncle Hughie Quotes

*Fury's trainer

**On the Botha situation..

“Botha has boxed in world class and surely he’s a tougher opponent than John McDermott, who Tyson has boxed twice."

“We are surprised the Board have turned him down. There aren’t many heavyweights out there for Tyson to fight.”

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