By Jonny Stapleton
Andy Lee claims Tyson Fury will prove he is air to the world heavyweight crown in the King’s Hall this Saturday and wants to fight on world championship bills with his cousin in the future.
The Limerick middleweight, who is looking forward to redeeming his sole career loss against Brian Vera in October, works closely with the brothers who own all four world crowns between them Wladimir and Vitali Klitschko in the Kronk Gym and believes Fury can replace them at the top.
The American based contender admits the Manchester based big man might need some time, but believes the Irish fight fans will get a glimpse of the best prospect in the division this weekend.
“Tyson is in my view the best prospect in the heavyweight division. He has a lot of talent and ability which will develop with time. He’s still young and can only improve. The Klitschko’s are on top but they may only have another year or two left before they retire and by that time Tyson will be ready to step in and reign the division. He has the personality to go a long with it too, he’s brash and confident. I think he would be a great champion that could appeal to a broader audience then just boxing fans,” Lee told the Irish Mirror.
And when the Irish title hopeful, who sported an Antrim GAA jersey at this weeks press conference, does make it to the top world title hopeful Lee hopes to share big Irish bills with his cousin.
The Lou Dibella promoted and Manny Steward coached former Olympian gave Mirror Sport the inside track on the Irishness Fury debate.
“I Hope one day we will fight on the same bill, that would be amazing but for now we both focused on becoming champions in our own right. I can confirm Tyson is very Proud of his Irish roots, when he came to Detroit he never stopped singing rebel songs, the Wolfe tones and of course the Fury’s. I think he’ll put on a good show Saturday and will then move onto bigger fights.”