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Tyson Fury Ready For Blast-Out With Blasko

LONDON (March 4th, 2010) 6'5 German heavyweight Hans-Joerg Blasko has been named as the opponent for the return of Tyson Fury this coming Friday night. Fury, who is chief support to the main card of Sykes vs. Morris for the British Super Featherweight title this Friday in Huddersfield.

"Just like my team Manchester United, I need to make a point this weekend. I've been away and it's time to return back to my slot as the number one domestic heavyweight, in the premier league of boxing." said Fury..

"Forget that other London rival, Derek Chisora, he's just been keeping my seat warm. While he's been snogging men, Ive been sparring them. Once I'm done with Blasko on Friday night, I'll maybe have another fight before resolving the McDermott situation once and for all."

The rematch with McDermott is set to take place on May 22nd in Manchester, affording Fury a fighting opportunity or two in the meantime. Meanwhile Derek Chisora, a rival of Fury's, hit the headlines for kissing his opponent Carl Baker, at the weigh in for their British title eliminator last month. The winner of the final eliminator between Fury and McDermott will contest the British title in their next fight.

In my opinion its no surprise Danny Williams swerved Chisora. After all he has a wife and kids and you know, that's not his thing." laughed Fury "I've been saying for a while I would knock out Chisora, but maybe I should offer to put him to bed, that may be the right approach for a man of his inclination." Said Fury.

"But joking aside, if youre reading this Derek, I've got a big smack on the lips waiting for you at the end of the year if youre up to the job.

Sykes vs. Morris will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD this Friday at 10pm, March 5th from the Huddersfield Leisure centre.

Tickets are available to purchase from Matchroom Sports on 01277 359900


Tyson Fury aims to win over critics

LONDON (March 3rd, 2010) Manchester born Tyson Fury looks set to resume his assault on the domestic heavyweight scene this Friday on the undercard of Gary Sykes vs. Andy Morris, who battle for the vacant British Super Featherweight title. His opponent for the stay-busy fight has yet to be named. Fury, who has been absent from the ring for 5 months, has came under scrutiny following his winning efforts over John McDermott. But since then Fury has been busy working hard in the gym to realise his potential and to win back those who criticised him.

Ive just got back from sparring in Berlin, which Mick Hennessy organised for me which has been just the tonic. Said Fury, who has also been rehabilitating a hand injury sustained in his win over Tomas Mrazek at the 02, Dublin in September last year.

Ive been doing some heavy rounds with some big European names out there and the hand has held up well. Im looking forward to cutting loose and taking someone out this Friday. I love to fight and am keen to get back into the swing of things as soon as possible.

Fury, who stands at 6 ft 9 and weighs around 260lb is still only 21 years old and is still developing physically. Fury has boxed 9 times since his professional debut on the undercard of the WBC world title fight between Carl Froch and Jean Pascal in December 2008 and the atmosphere still lingers fresh in his mind.

It was fantastic atmosphere and a fantastic fight. Froch and Pascal went hammer and tongs for 12 solid rounds and the crowd went mad. Remembers Fury

I want to experience the big occasion myself in the next couple of years, once the learning curve has finished.

I love a tear up and if it was down to me, Id fight Haye tomorrow and Wlad this afternoon after my dinner, but with each passing month of training and development I can feel my skills improving more and more.

My training team of Brian Hughes and Pat Barrett are both chuffed to bits with the progress Ive made since my fight with McDermott. Im becoming a more complete fighter. I'm moving better, using my skill more and not just looking for war.

Handling myself against the like of Gbenga Oloukun or the 6 ft 7 Robert Helenius, who knocked out Lamon Brewster last month, is the kind of level of sparring that I need to develop myself, to bring out the very best in me. Said Fury.

Robert Helenius (11-0, 7ko) is a Finnish heavyweight tipped for big things by Sauerland Events. He holds a knockout over Scott Gammer in just his 8th outing and as an amateur beat David Price. Back home I cannot find that sort of fighter for love nor money to give me the sparring that I need to bring me on. I can only bash up the brave spars that do come along only so many times. But Mick (Hennessy) has organised all this for me and its already paying off. Said Fury.

Tyson also had something to say about the rematch with John McDermott, which is pencilled in for May at a venue in Manchester to be agreed.

I still came out on top in a close fight. I give McDermott his dues as he is a good fighter. But the time for trash talking him is over now. He fought the worse version of Tyson Fury that night and he had some success. Said Tyson frankly.

At the end of the day he was a ten year professional whereas I was less than a year into my career and I still beat him. Next time out youll see me dominate him.

Whilst ill always have something to say about my opponents, from now on Im gonna do most of my talking with my fists, starting this Friday night. Concluded Fury.

Sykes vs. Morris will be shown live on Sky Sports 1 and Sky Sports 1 HD this Friday at 10pm, March 5th from the Huddersfield Leisure centre.

Tickets are available to purchase from Matchroom Sports on 01277 359900

Article posted on 04.03.2010



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