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Fury Stops Peret

Tyson FuryBy Daniel Cann: In the third fight of his burgeoning career Tyson Fury faced in Daniel Peret, a Norwegian based Russian who was an experienced and brave veteran of 35 fights. From the opening bell the disparity in height, conditioning and youth was all too apparent. Fury at 6ft 9 simply towered over his barrel shaped opponent (mind you, I expect Fury will tower above most active heavyweights in the world with the exception of WBA Heavyweight Champion Nikolai Valuev!)

Fury began with his jab and had a patient, calm air about him. He was bulled into a corner by Peret but kept his composure, landing a good flurry to send the shaven skulled hardman back.

The jab was working nicely but Fury was perhaps a little disrespectful by showboating. He kept dropping his hands to his sides, which was fine against the like of Peret but could prove costly when he steps up in class.

Fury displayed quick hand speed for such a big man and just looked superior in every department. Peret looked to slip the jab and work inside but kept getting caught. Fury landed one particularly meaty looking body shot and towards the end of the first round was teeing off on the squat Peret.

Fury landed a late right on the bell and showed a touch of class by apologising to his opponent. Despite the showboating Fury generally looked mature and composed in a good opening round.

The second began with blood coming from the nose of Peret no doubt caused by Fury’s jab. It was mere target practice again for Fury again. Peret held his gloves high but Fury’s punches still easily breached his defence. Peret just had no answer to Fury’s controlled aggression.

Fury kept things at a distance and alternated from jab to uppercut nicely. Peret suddenly emerged from one exchange with a nasty cut in the corner of his left eye. He bravely attempted another attack but it was in vain as the larger man sent him back with heavier shots.

Fury dropped his hands again, he must watch out for this as he develops. Peret continued to bull Fury to the ropes but the younger man managed to fight his way off them neatly. He looked totally relaxed and untroubled.

A left hand caught Fury but the man from Manchester responded with a series of hurtful looking body shots and Peret was looking open mouthed and distressed. Peret shook his head and motioned that he believed one of the shots had strayed low. The referee Ken Curtis did not rule it low however.

The round ended with Fury catching Peret with a decent left hook.

During the interval Curtis went over to Peret’s corner for a closer look at the cut and ruled that it was too deep and in too dangerous a place for the bout to continue, so over Peret’s passionate protests waved it all over.

Fury showed a lot of maturity and control in this bout and should step up in class, he repeated his call to all other British boxers to step up to the plate and meet him which makes for a refreshing change to the times when heavyweight prospects used to hold on to padded records and avoided each other.

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