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Tyson looking to unleash Fury on Peret and Sexton; Johnson-Judah – News

Heavyweight sensation Tyson Fury is predicting another explosive performance in Norwich this Saturday night when he features live on ITV4 on the undercard of Jon Thaxton’s first European Lightweight title defence. The unbeaten Fury will be going for his third straight win as a pro on the Hennessy Sports event when he takes on Daniel Peret in a scheduled 6 rounder. The Norwegian based Russian is a veteran of 35 fights but Fury isn’t impressed.

“I‘ve seen Peret fight and he’s a big Russian lump who’s in for a real hiding come Saturday night,” blasted the 20-year-old. “I hope he doesn’t think he’s coming over here for a nice weekend in Norwich because I can guarantee you he’ll be leaving with painful memories of the place.

“He’s a big, experienced guy and has a reputation for being very durable. You look at some of the guys that have struggled with him like John McDermott and Derek Chisora. They weren’t very impressive against him and he beat that Scott Belshaw who Frank Maloney was going around saying was the next George Foreman.

“Mind you, who takes any notice of Maloney, he was going around shouting ‘Bring on Tyson Fury’ for another one of his heavyweights, Larry Olubamiwo. He turned into Larry the Lamb when the fight was actually offered to Maloney though because apparently what he meant to shout was ‘Bring on Tyson Fury…in another 18 months.”

Another man keen to avoid Fury is Norwich’s own Sam Sexton. Fury had offered him the opportunity to be in the opposite corner at the Norfolk Showgrounds this weekend but the Prizefighter champ turned down the opportunity of a fight in his hometown.

“Sexton’s been moaning for years that he can’t get fights at home in Norwich and then when he was offered one he didn’t want to know about it. His matchmaker Dean Powell said he was interested but we heard that his trainer was ringing other trainers up asking them if I was as good as people said and then all of a sudden he developed a bad back.

“I’m disappointed that he didn’t step up to the plate. It could have been a great fight for Norwich but I suppose he’s happy enough dining out on being a three round Prizefighter champ for another few years. He should have left the three round fights behind in the amateurs.

“If he can get out of bed this week though he should come down to the press conference on Thursday and explain to the knowledgeable boxing fans and media in Norwich just why he ducked out of fighting me. The fights still there for him if he wants it. I plan on keeping busy this year so if he changes his mind then I’m happy to oblige.”

Having despatched his first two professional opponents with ease Fury says he’s looking for a another explosive performance against Peret in front of the ITV4 cameras this weekend.

“It’s been great having my fights shown on ITV4. Not everyone has the satellite subscription channels so it’s been great exposure for me to fight on ITV4. I think people are really starting to sit up and take notice because they know that when I say something, I’m willing to back it up.

“I’m a throwback fighter, I don’t want to fight 20 nobodies in a row before I fight someone with a pulse. I’m ready to fight any of the other so called top prospects out there right now. It’s not my fault that they’re not up for it so in the meantime I’m going to keep bowling over whoever’s put in front of me.”

European Lightweight champ and local hero Jon Thaxton tops the bill at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich on Saturday night (February 28th) with an exciting undercard featuring Fury V Peret while Danny McIntosh defends his English Light Heavyweight Title against Matthew Barney.

Also appearing are Matthew Thirlwall, Steve O’Meara, Lee Purdy, Earl Ling and making his pro debut, ABA Senior Featherweight Champion 2008 and awarded the best boxer of the night Royston’s Bradley Evans. Tickets for Fury – Peret which is part of an exciting undercard at the Norfolk Showground, Norwich this Saturday are available from the Ticketline box office on 0844 888 4402 or via www.ticketline.co.uk.

BILLY JOE READY TO GO!

Top prospect Billy Joe Saunders makes his professional debut on Saturday night – but says he’s ready to start campaigning over the championship distance straight away.

The 19-year-old, who will feature on a blockbuster Olympian card at the N.I.A in Birmingham, will face former Hungarian lightweight champion Attila Molnar over four rounds live on Sky Sports.

But the confident teenager, who went to the 2008 Olympic Games, insists that he could easily fight three times that distance that after teaming up with renown trainer Jimmy Tibbs.

He looked in excellent shape today during a media work out at the Peacock Gym in London’s East End.

“I thought I was fit when I went to the Olympics last year,” said Saunders. “But the work that Jimmy has been giving me to do has taken me to another level.

“I don’t think I’ve ever worked so hard in my life – fighting on Saturday night is going to be the easy bit.”

Saunders has enjoyed quality sparring before his professional debut – fellow 2008 Olympians DeGale and Frankie Gavin also feature – and has benefited from the advice of experienced Tibbs.

“Jimmy has been around boxing for years, so he knows what he’s talking about,” said Saunders. “I feel like improved 100% in the few weeks that I’ve been with him.

“He’s really whipped me into shape and I could easily go 12 rounds on Saturday night if I was asked to.”

Tibbs, who has trained a multitude of world champions, added: “Billy Joe had quite a professional style to start with, so I’ve not had to change him too much.

“He’s got an amazing talent and I’m really excited about Saturday night, because the public are going to see a very special boxer.”

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Johnson v. Judah – Fight Week

Light heavyweight standouts Glen Johnson and Daniel Judah have unfinished business with each other after their disputed draw in 2003. On Friday, February 27th, they finally get their chance to get it on again at the Hard Rock Live in Hollywood, Florida, and tickets are now on sale for what promises to be an explosive rematch.

The countdown begins this Wednesday with the final press conference, and on Thursday, the fighters weigh in for this most anticepated rematch.

Each of these events is open to the public.

1 PM – Wdnesday, February 25 :: Press Conference at Paradise Live Theater
(Located next to Hard Rock Live in Seminole Paradise at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino.)

5 PM – Thursday, February 26 :: Weigh In at Hard Rock Live – 4th Floor VIP Room

Priced at $152, $102, $52, and $22, tickets may be purchased at the Hard Rock Live Box Office or TicketMaster.com for Johnson vs Judah II, a night of world-class professional boxing presented by Seminole Warriors Boxing.
For more information regarding this and other events, log on to: www.warriorsboxing.com

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