Fury’s promoter: Vitali Klitschko is interested in facing Fury next
By Scott Gilfoid: Mick Hennessy, the promoter for undefeated #3 WBC heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (19-0, 14 KO’s), says that WBC heavyweight champion Vitali Klitschko wants to fight Fury next, but Hennessy isn’t sure if he’ll match Fury up with him or his brother Wladimir Klitschko. This is all so interesting.
I mean, Fury hasn’t even beaten his opponent for tonight Kevin Johnson (28-2-1, 13 KO’s) and here his promoter Hennessy is already setting up Fury’s next fight. I can see this exploding in Fury and Hennessy’s face.
Hennessy said to fightnews.com “I have spoken to Vitali’s people and they are very open to doing a fight with Tyson but there is also the option of fighting Wladimir and Tyson is up for fighting any of the brothers.”
So which is it – Vitali or Wladimir? It sounds like Hennessy might not be too eager about putting Fury in with Vitali for some reason. It doesn’t matter which one Hennessy puts Fury in with, he’s going to lose badly against either one of them. He might as well go with Vitali because if he doesn’t go for that fight now he’ll never get the chance again after Vitali retires.
But this is neither here nor there because Fury is going to have big problems tonight against Johnson and this could be the end of Fury and Hennessy’s big Klitschko dreams. A loss here will send Fury to the rebuilding stage and it’ll take a long time to get back to where he is now. I don’t see Wladimir or Vitali waiting around for Fury to fight another 19 soft opponents to make boxing fans forget his loss to Johnson. It takes too much time and unless Fury fights someone who is actually good, he’ll never get back to where is now.
Johnson has the better jab and the superior power than Fury. The only thing that Johnson doesn’t have is the high punch volume and the huge 6’9″ height that Fury possesses. But those things can easily be nullified by Johnson simply by moving, throwing his jab and not letting Fury crowd him like he often does against his shorter opponents.