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Fury vs. Ellis; Cotto Involved in Squabble with Uncle – News

Joshua Clottey Miguel Cotto Tyson FuryBy Jim Dower: Perhaps the best new talent in the heavyweight division, undefeated 6’7″ 250 pound behemoth Tyson Fury (4-0, 4 KOs) faces a tough test in journeyman Mathew Ellis (20-6-1, 9 KOs) in a six-round bout this Saturday night on the undercard of Commonwealth welterweight champion Craig Watson vs. John O’Donnell at the York Hall, in Bethnal Green, London.


Fury, only 20, has set the boxing world a blaze with his impressive start with his boxing career, knocking out all four of his opponents since turning pro in December 2008. Fury, who has power that has been compared to a young George Foreman, stopped the capable journeyman Lee Swaby in a 4th round stoppage last month. Fury using powerful hooks to the body and head, wore the tough Swaby down after three rounds of hard blows and forced him to quit in the 4th.

Fury has set his sights on former 2008 heavyweight Olympian Bronze Medalist David Price as a future opponent, and has called him out continuously in the past month without luck. It seems as if the two are destined to fight at some point in the future, but don’t count on it happening until the 6’8″ Price gets a lot more wins under his belt. Thus far, Price hasn’t shown much interest in accepting Fury’s challenge.

Miguel Cotto and Uncle involved in Squabble

World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight champion Miguel Cotto was reportedly involved with a heated argument earlier today with his uncle Evangelista Cotto who happens to train him according to Primera Hora. According to news sources, Miguel came to his training session earlier today with a few different ideas about training ideas, and his uncle didn’t take the ideas too well. Before long, Cotto and his uncle were involved in a huge argument which ended with Cotto firing him.

Cotto left the training session and departed for home. His uncle reportedly followed Miguel there where the two
argued further, leading to his uncle tossing a brick through the window of Cotto’s new 2009 Jaguar car. As of now, there are no reports of injuries to Miguel and no word whether this will impact his June 13th fight against International Boxing Federation champion Joshua Clottey. However, it probably won’t help Cotto any. Thankfully, there’s still two months before Cotto is to face Clottey, plenty of time to get this argument behind him.


Cotto, 28, recently defeated Britain’s Michael Jennings in a 5th round stoppage to pick up the vacant WBO welterweight title in February 2009.


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