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Tyson Fury Back Sept 17th - His Team Submit Offers To Mike Perez, David Price

By James Slater: A most interesting exclusive has appeared on invaluable web site Boxrec.com. The site has reported how the team of unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury has made an attempt to make either Fury Vs. Mike Perez or Fury Vs. David Price for September 17th in Belfast; the fight to be screened live on U.K terrestrial channel Chanel 5.

“An offer has been made to Perez’s team, Hughie Fury told Boxrec. “Perez is a good fighter, a southpaw, and is well known in Ireland, so hopefully we’ll get the fight on Tyson sparred with Perez just prior to turning pro - he held his own in the first session and in my opinion he dominated the second session.

“We also submitted an offer to David Price and we are waiting to hear back. We’d like to get Price into the ring now while the fight means something as there is a real possibility Price could come unstuck against John McDermott (on November 5th).”

Either fight would be a most interesting encounter, and credit must go to big Fury for seeking out such good opponents. Currently THE hottest heavyweight up-and-comer in the U.K, the 23-year-old reigning British and Commonwealth champ has a genuine desire to fight the best fighters he can as he continues to learn his trade.

16-0(12) Perez, the winner of “Prizefighter: The heavyweights” back in May, has lamented the fact that he has been unable to find himself a fight since. Talented and hungry, the 25-year-old Cuban would make a great rival for the 6’9” Fury. A 50-50-looking fight, at least in my opinion, this one would be great for the fans - those living in the U.K especially, seeing as how they would get to see the match-up free via Chanel 5.

As for former Olympian Price, he beat Fury as an amateur, and the gifted boxer who is almost as tall as Fury would likely feel he could repeat the victory. But seeing as how 28-year-old Price, 11-0(9) must meet McDermott in a British title elimination bout in November as Hughie Fury said, there is a chance he will turn down the September date on the grounds that it would mean two fights in pretty quick succession. And of course, we have no knowledge of how financially sound the made offer is.

It is to be hoped one of the two fighters Fury has put on notice agree to the fight, though. Whoever wins will be one step further in their quest to reach the very top.

Article posted on 15.08.2011



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