Fury wants Wladimir next year in May or June
By Scott Gilfoid: Like fellow Brit Ricky Hatton, unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s) is ready to risk everything by taking a fight that he arguably isn’t ready to take in terms of experience, skills, talent and power against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBO heavyweight champion Wladimir Klitschko. Fury, 24, wants to fight Wladimir in May or June of next year, according to the Dailystar.co.uk.
Fury is willing to fight Wladimir in Germany so that he can have the home advantage. Fury doesn’t care. He just wants the fight. Fury prefers fighting Wladimir than waiting for WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko to retire and then going after his World Boxing Council strap, according to the Dailystar. Fury wants the opportunity to go after four world titles against Wladimir rather than just one strap with the WBC belt.
According to Fury, Wladimir is agreeable to fighting him next year. However, Fury is going to have to wait until Wladimir takes care of his possible fight with Alexander Povetkin first in early 2013.
I see Fury as a step down for Wladimir from his fight with Mariusz Wach, because Fury doesn’t have any power and is just a slapper. His jab is weak, and he’ll be WAY out of his element against Wladimir because he’ll have to eat so many jabs and power shots from him. This is a fight that Fury isn’t ready for and never will be in my view. He doesn’t have the tools for the job. His confidence is there, but you need more than just empty confidence to beat a guy Wladimir. Fury can talk a great fight, but when he goes out there against Wladimir he’s going to get knocked out and badly schooled.
Fury has a fight coming up next Saturday night against Kevin Johnson in Northern Ireland. I expect that to be a really hard fight for Fury, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets beaten. If Fury does win I can see it being one of those controversial wins like the one we saw with Breidis Prescott losing to Paul McCloskey in Norther Ireland last year.
I’d rather see Fury face unbeaten talent Deontay Wilder (25-0, 25 KO’s) next year with the winner facing Wladimir. Wilder has already said he wants the fight with Fury, and I think it’s a logical eliminator bout with the winner getting Klitschko.