Fury vs. Klitschko will be a stadium fight in May, June or July, says Hennessy
By Scott Gilfoid: Mick Hennessy, the promoter for unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s), says that Fury will be fighting IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko in May or June next year. Hennessy says he’s already spoken to Wladimir’s manager Bernd Boete about this, so it’s pretty much a done deal if Fury can get past Kevin Johnson this Saturday night in their fight in Belfast, Northern Ireland.
Hennessy told the Mirror.co.uk “The fight with Wladimir will be a stadium fight and we would be looking to do it in May, June or July. Germany would be the favorite place for it to happen.”
Hennessy also says that Vitali Klitshko also remains an option for Fury depending on if he decides to continue his boxing career.
Hennessy has gotten a little help from the World Boxing Council, who are making the Fury vs. Johnson fight a final WBC heavyweight eliminator bout. So the winner of this fight will be locked in as Vitali’s mandatory challenger if they want the position.
Like I mentioned earlier, I see Fury bypassing the option to fight Vitali if Fury gets past Johnson and instead looking to fight Wladimir. I mean, Fury has pretty much no chance of beating either Klitschko brother, but he has a little better chance to beat Wladimir because he’s vulnerable to getting hurt when hit hard. The problem that Fury has is that he doesn’t have the kind of power needed to hurt Wladimir, so he’ll be like someone up the creek without a paddle in a fight against him. Fury won’t have the offense weapons to beat him, and will end up getting knocked out.
I’m wondering by Hennessy is overlooking Johnson as a threat to beat his fighter Fury. Johnson is more than good enough to beat Fury, and he could end all of Hennessy’s big dreams for Fury with a beat down on Saturday. I could understand Hennessy’s confidence in Fury if he had actually fought some good opponents, but he’s been beating guys 41-year-old Martin Rogan, Vinny Maddalone, Neven Pajkic, Nicolai Firtha, Dereck Chisora, Marcelo Luiz Nascimento and Zack Page. Those are purely 2nd tier fighters.
Those aren’t the kinds of names for Hennessy to be getting grand ideas for Fury. Heck, Fury was knocked down by Pajkic and out on his feet against Firtha. That’s a really bad sign.