Hennessy Sports Press Release
LONDON (12 Sept 2011) TYSON Fury is back in the ring on Saturday night looking to start a journey towards a showdown with either Wladimir or Vitali Klitschko in 2012.
British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Fury takes on North American champion Nicolai Firtha in an international 12 rounder at the famous King’s Hall in Belfast live on Channel 5 with the winner expected to take a step up the world ladder.
Fury watched the WBC World heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko easily retain his title against Poland’s Tomasz Adamek at the weekend and promoter Mick Hennessy says the Irishman is the one man who can end the World domination of the Klitschkos.
Hennessy commented: “Everyone in boxing must know now that the only man who can beat the Klitschkos is Tyson Fury. Tyson is a modern day heavyweight, he’s 6ft 9′ but he also has the speed, the heart, the hunger, the chin and the power to beat either one of them.
“I think 2012 is going to be the year that the World heavyweight division is turned upside down by Tyson Fury. He didn’t get to box for Ireland at the Olympics in 2008 because of boxing politics but there would be no better way for him to give something back to the Irish fans who are now right behind him than to win the World heavyweight title at Croke Park in the year of the London Olympics.
“We have total respect for the Klitschkos because they have proven themselves to be true warriors and the best in the division since Lennox Lewis retired but now they must realise that there’s a new kid on the block and he’s coming to rule the heavyweight division and his name is Tyson Fury.
“There’s exciting times ahead for Tyson and his fans, starting on Saturday night at the King’s Hall when there’s going to be a real rumble between Tyson and Nicolai Firtha. I know with the backing of Channel 5 that Tyson is getting the kind of exposure he needs to become the World superstar he is destined to be.”
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