Firtha predicts Backyard Belfast Brawl

By Jonny Stapleton

American fighter Nicolai Firtha and Manchester based Tyson Fury are going to have back yard brawl in Belfast tonight according to the American champion.

Firtha provides the opposition as the British and Commonwealth champion makes his Belfast debut and  predicting an all out war.

The 32 year old from Ohio, who claims Kerry heritage, isn’t predicting a tough nights work but he is confident he can beat man mountain Fury.

“This is going to be a great contest and even thinking about it now I think it s going to be a back yard brawl and I’m really looking forward to it. I know Tyson comes in good shape and not only that but he is athletic. That’s pretty rare in the game and especially in the heavyweights so I can’t take anything for granted. This is a big fight for me and I’m looking forward to a good backyard brawl – it’s going to be good times.”

Fury maybe wearing the same lucky shorts he has donned for the last five years tonight, but Firtha believes his shorts will ensure Firy’s luck runs out.
“I will be wearing very symbolic trunks on Saturday. I wore them four years ago just a week before my father passed and I lost the fight. It was a tough time and I wasn’t sure whether I would box again or not. I brought those shorts over with me and I made a promise to myself I would never lose again while I’m wearing them so this is a very symbolic fight for me.”

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