Fury Defeats Johnson but makes himself look ordinary
By Gari Jones: After a busy weekend of boxing and especially for myself I got a chance to watch finally a boxing match. It was the one I was hoping to see Tyson Fury W20, KO 14, L0, D0 v durable American Kevin Johnson W28, KO13,L3, D0.
I was not expecting anything other than a win for Tyson Fury. Having been given only three weeks’ notice to fight for what Channel 5 kept highlighting as a WBC Heavyweight Eliminator fight, Johnson looked in decent shape whilst Fury looked in his peak physical condition.
The fight was never really going to Johnson’s way as Fury took control from the first bell, landing the jab and keeping his opponent at bay racking up the points as the rounds went one way… all Fury’s. Though Johnson did try to offer his long armed opponent something to consider, it was never any telling shot that Fury didn’t counter by ducking and weaving out of.
This must be said of Tyson Fury, though his efforts were greeted with cheers, boos as well as distain for his lack of tough hitting opponents, Fury does look in very good condition and grows with every fight. Tyson Fury took the victory with a unanimous points decision against Johnson with judge: Steve Gray 119-108 | judge: Marcus McDonnell 119-110 | judge: Terry O’Connor 119-108 (source Boxrec.com).
The next step for Tyson looks to be a title fight with Vitali Klitschko , it is not decided yet whether or not Vitali will fight on, his countries elections are taking place soon and Vitali could be voted into political office.
With Tyson’s fight all done and dusted and him being the most likely to challenge for the WBC Heavyweight crown (except Haye who may get the first opportunity) question marks hang over Fury. I must be honest and if you’re the sensitive type then GO AWAY NOW, because I’m going to be honest and straight forward as I can.
Tyson Fury looked so ordinary in that fight, against a man who has never fought anyone of any calibre except Vitali, whom which he punched for all twelve one sided rounds with nothing coming back in 2009. Fury was facing someone who on three weeks’ notice, had no footwork, head movement, passion or ability but still got took the distance. I criticise Fury because he constantly touts himself as the next big thing, yet he couldn’t finish off a man he dominated from start to finish.
It makes me laugh with amazement sometimes; when I hear channels five as well as Tyson’s promoter Hennessy say Tyson is ever closer to a title fight. Tyson could’ve got that fight last year. Derek Chisora W15, KO9, L4, D0 who lost his British and Commonwealth titles to Fury, got a title shot against Vitali after losing to Robert Helenius W18, KO11.L0, D0. Fury gave up his titles to fight Martin Rogan W14, KO7, L3, D0 for the Irish Heavyweight title instead. The reason for Tyson to vacate such prestigious domestic British titles for a lesser known Irish title, is due to the fact he didn’t wish to fight David Price W15, KO13, L0, D0.
Price and Fury match up well in the physical department; both are over 6’8, with over 80 inch reaches and around 240lbs each. It’s a fight many fans want to see, my criticism of Fury is he is avoiding this fight and waiting for Vitali to retire for politics, so he can walk right into the World title spot without having face any really true opponent.
There will be many who will disagree with what I say, but I believe what I’m writing here is a true reflection of how Tyson has proceeded and will to continue to proceed until he gets the WBC belt for which he is now mandatory challenger for.