Fury-Firtha weigh in
Belfast (16 Sept 2011) Tyson Fury says tomorrow night at the King's Hall in Belfast he will show the world why he is the future of the heavyweight division.
The British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion is back in the ring against North American champion Nicolai Firtha , who two fights ago went the distance with the current WBA World heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin. Fury says he wants to send out a statement to every heavyweight in the World, including the Kiltschko brothers Wladimir and Vitali that he is the future heavyweight champion of the world.
Fury weighed in at 253 lbs. (18st 1lb 2oz) and Firtha weighed 247 3/4 lbs. (17st 9lb 12oz).
Fury commented: "I know that I am the most exciting heavyweight in the world and in the King's Hall against Nicolai Firtha I'm going to send out a message to the world, a real statement with a performance that will have the world of boxing talking about me..
"It's so special for me boxing in Belfast and at the King's Hall where so many greats have boxed. I feel this is my homecoming fight because I never got to box for Ireland at the Olympics even though I did box for Ireland against Poland and America and now I have the chance to show all my fans what it means to me to be fighting in Belfast.
"I'm the British and Commonwealth champion and right now I believe I could beat Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko but I just leave it up to my promoter Mick Hennessy when those fights will happen. But one thing is sure, I am going to the top and I'll show everyone why, when I get in the ring with Firtha."
Promoter Hennessy is expecting another riveting performance from Fury, whose victory over World ranked Dereck Chisora in July drew viewing figures of just over 3m on Channel 5 who are screening Fury-Firtha. Hennessy said: "Tyson is on his way to becoming a global superstar, he's the most exciting fighter in world boxing and the Belfast people have clearly taken him to their hearts this week.
"The response has been incredible, wherever he has gone, and now we expect Tyson to give another exciting performance in the ring. The eyes of the World are now on him."
FURY vs. FIRTHA will air live in the United States, starting at 3:45 PM/ET, via FIGHT NOW TV
Tickets are on sale priced at £28.00, £50 and £100 from the Ticketmaster box office on 0844 277 4455 (24 hour). Tickets are also available in person from Ticketmaster outlets, and online from www.ticketmaster.ie.
Tickets on sale now for
"The Only Show in Town"
King's Hall, Belfast, Sat 17th September
London (23rd August) Tickets for the upcoming “The Only Show in Town” Boxing Bonanza which is taking place at the famous King’s Hall, Belfast on Saturday 17th September are now on Sale.
Tickets priced from £28.00 are available to purchase from the Ticketmaster box office on 0844 277 4455 (24 hour). Tickets are also available in person from Ticketmaster outlets, and online from www.ticketmaster.ie.
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FIGHT NOW TV AIRING TOMORROW'S FURY-FIRTHA FIGHT LIVE IN U.S.
HOBOKEN, New Jersey (September 16, 2011) -- FIGHT NOW TV TM – America’s only 24-hour combat sports and entertainment channel – today announced it will air Saturday’s (Sept. 17) heavyweight tilt between British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury and NABA USA titlistNicolai “Stone Man” Firtha, starting at 3:45 PM/ET, live from Belfast, Northern Ireland.
“Hennessy Sports is a great boxing promotion to work with,” said Mike Garrow GM and co-founder of FIGHT NOW TV. “It always delivers action-packed events and having Fury headline this Saturday afternoon’s fight against Firtha, airing live in America, will hopefully show viewers that the heavyweight division has not gone anywhere.”
“Hennessy Sports is very happy that U.S. boxing fans will have an opportunity to watch the next great heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury, fight Nicolai Firtha live Saturday afternoon from Belfast on FIGHT NOW TV, commented Adam Harris of Hennessy Sports. “Tyson is building-up a strong fan-base in America, especially among the Irish, and exposure like FIGHT NOW TV is giving him is so valuable in terms of marketing him in the states."
Tonight (Friday, Sept. 16), Fight NOW TV will air as part of the channel’s Every Night a Different FIGHT slot, starting at 10 PM/ET, Fury’s July 23, 2011 Pay-Per-View match-up against Dereck Chisora in London.
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FIGHT NOW TV will also be airing the undercard for this Saturday’s event “Star Power,” beginning LIVE at 7 PM/ET, only a short time after the Fury vs. Firtha wraps-up from Belfast.
About FIGHT NOW TV: With offices in New Jersey, Las Vegas and Toronto, FIGHT NOW TV is a cross-platform media company that creates and distributes content through its television, video on demand, and online outlets.
Founded by Channel Zero, Inc and media entrepreneur Mike Garrow and launched earlier this year, FIGHT NOW TV is the first 24-hour-a-day, seven-day-a-week combat sports channel, bringing the best battles, fiercest fights and stunning knockouts to America. FIGHT NOW TV caters to fight fans of every genre, giving them a front row seat to compelling coverage of MMA, boxing, wrestling/grappling, Muay Thai, kickboxing and other combat sports. FIGHT NOW is the place for the best analysis, live and current events, documentaries and news coverage of the biggest PPV events and match-ups from around the globe.
FIGHT NOW TV has also enlisted one of the fight game’s biggest names to join its camp, former UFC champion and MMA legend Randy Couture, who serves as both spokesperson and analyst for the channel.
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Article posted on 17.09.2011
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