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Tyson Fury Stops Selezens In Disappointing Affair

boxingby James Slater - Tonight, at The York Hall in London, unbeaten 21-year-old heavyweight prospect Tyson Fury kept his perfect record in advancing to 7-0(7) with a somewhat farcical 3rd-round stoppage win over an out-of-shape-looking Aleksandrs Selezens of Latvia. The Manchester big man was offered little if no resistance by the flabby 29-year-old who had never been stopped before, and cruised to his seventh KO victory. Selezens fell to 3-7(1). Coming into the ring with the late, great Michael Jackson's Thriller accompanying him, Fury was smiling as usual. He had no reason not to looking at his opponent's soft physique. Selezens, who had proven durable previously, seemed to want nothing to do with the fight as soon as the first bell rang. Crudely coming forward a little, the 29-year-old who was giving away around seven inches in height to the approx 6'9" giant barely threw a meaningful punch in the opening three minutes.

A clubbing right hand to the head scored for Fury in the round, and another right hand to the head landed also. Looking as though he was in no real rush, Fury scored with a tasty-looking left, right, left combo upstairs towards the end of the round he dominated..

Selezens did manage to land with a cuffing right hand to the head in the 3rd-round, courtesy of Fury's low-held left hand. Untroubled, the 21-year-old fired out his jab and also landed with some crude-looking right hands to the head and body of his foe. Then, exploding with a right to the body and a couple of right uppercuts to the chin, Fury had his man in trouble. Put down along the ropes with a follow-up attack, the Latvian was left slumped in a squatting position. The visitor beat the count, but upon doing so his corner threw in the towel.

The official time was just 48-seconds of the 2nd-round and the win proved next to nothing for Fury. The prospect many people are raving about needs stiffer tests than the one he was given tonight. Thankfully, he will be given a meaningful bout next, when Fury takes on "Big Bad" John McDermott in September, in a fight that will contest the English heavyweight title.

Hopefully, McDermott, who has twice given Danny Williams tough nights, will at the very least test Fury to a degree. It's not his fault, but wins like the one he got tonight are doing Fury no good whatsoever.

Article posted on 18.07.2009



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