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Fury and Rogan battle for Irish heavyweight strap on April 14th

London (March 25)TYSON Fury and Martin Rogan will fight for the vacant Irish heavyweight title at the Odyssey Arena on April 14. The Boxing Union of Ireland have confirmed that Fury has the right to box for the title after proving his Irish ancestry with some help from his cousin and World middleweight title contender Andy Lee.

Undefeated former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Fury says he is “thrilled” to be boxing for the Irish title and thanked Lee and his family after they backed his campaign to prove his Irish roots.

“Andy’s father went to the Boxing Union of Ireland and signed an affidavit that my grandmother was Irish so all the talk about me being Irish or not has been put to bed,” explained Fury.

“Fighting Martin Rogan at the Odyssey Arena was always a fight that I wanted and now for it to be confirmed for the Irish title is fantastic.”

Fury says that he is going to be in the shape of his life for the fight, even better than when he won the British and Commonwealth titles from Dereck Chisora last summer.

“I’m not going to make excuses, I had some problems that I was going through in my last two fights but this time I will be in unbelievable shape and I think everyone will be shocked by just how good I look,” added Fury.

Mick Hennessy said: “Tyson has already won the English, British and Commonwealth titles, he now wants to add the Irish and European belts to his collection on route to winning a genuine world title. In doing this he will become the first ever boxer to do so .”

Joining Tyson Fury, Martin Rogan will be middleweight sensation Chris Eubank Jr from Brighton, Former Commonwealth Champion Irishman John O'Donnell from Shepherd's Bush, Belfast fighters Jamie Conlan, Dee Walsh, Darren Corbett, Tommy Tolan, Ciaran Healy, Marc Mccullough, Conall Carmichael, Moses Matovu and County Mayo’s Michael Sweeney.

TICKET INFORMATION

Tickets for the UNFINISHED BUSINESS event at the Odyssey Arena on April 14th are priced at £155, £105, £65, £44, £33 and £27.50 and can be purchased from the Odyssey Arena Box Office on 028 9073 9074, or via Ticketmaster on 0844 277 4455 (24 hour).

Tickets can also be purchased in person from the Odyssey Arena Box Office and the usual Ticketmaster outlets.

Tickets are also available to purchased online from www.ticketmaster.ie

Fight Card – Odyssey Arena Apr 14.

Bill Subject to Change**.

Irish Heavyweight Championship

12 x 3 min rounds

Tyson Fury (Nutts Corner / Manchester) vs. Martin Rogan (Belfast)

Middleweight Contest

6 x 3 min rounds

Chris Eubank Jr (Brighton) vs. TBA

Light Middleweight Contest

8 x 3 min rounds

John O’Donnell (Galway / Shepherd’s Bush) vs. TBA

Bantamweight Contest

4 x 3 min rounds

Jamie Conlan (Belfast) vs. TBA

Cruiserweight Contest

8 x 3 min rounds

Darren Corbett (Belfast) vs. Michael Sweeney (County Mayo)

Middleweight Contest

6 x 3 min rounds

Dee Walsh (Belfast) vs. Tommy Tolan (Belfast)

Cruiserweight Contest

4 x 3 min rounds

Conall Carmichael** (Belfast) vs. Moses Matovu (Belfast)

Light Heavyweight Contest

8 x 3 min rounds

Ciaran Healy (Belfast) vs. TBA

Featherweight Contest

4 x 3 min rounds

Marc McCullough (Belfast) vs. TBA

**Pro Debut

Article posted on 25.03.2012



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