Fury vs. Mrazek on Saturday – News
By William Mackay: Unbeaten Tyson Fury (8-0, 7 KO’s) has been handed an extra soft opponent for this Saturday night when he faces Czech journeyman Tomas Mrazek (4-22-5, 3 KO’s) in a but at The O2, Dublin, Ireland. It looks as if Fury’s handlers want to avoid any problematic fights like his last one against Big John McDermott earlier this month where Fury struggled badly and ended up winning a questionable 10 round decision.
However, it’s difficult to see how Fury will learn much from going up against a fighter with a 4-22 record like the 28-year-old Mrazek. More than likely, Fury will come out fast and chop Mrazek down with body shots and end up padding his record without learning a thing out of the deal. Fury needs to be put in with solid fighters so that he can learn how to defend himself better and handle pressure fighters like McDermott.
Fury, now the BBBofC English heavyweight champion, is proud of his Irish roots he says and looking forward to his fight this Saturday in Ireland. Fury will probably put on a good performance in front of the Irish crowd given his poor opposition. Perhaps the Irish crowd won’t notice how soft his opponent is and will give him credit when he beats him.
Fury was less than pleased with his performance against McDermott and readily admits that he has a lot to learn. He’s complained in the past about not having the best of sparring partners. If true, then this is something his management needs to be working on otherwise Fury will continue to struggle when put in with fighters like McDermott. Fury needs to improve a lot before his rematch with McDermott in December.
Based on how he looked against him earlier this month, it’s doubtful that Fury will be given the benefit of the doubt in a rematch, even though he’s the current British champion. Fury feels that he was at his worst in the fight against McDermott, while Big John was at his best. Let’s hope for Fury’s sake that he can improve enough to beat McDermott without controversy next time because he didn’t look at all good against him.
Fury-Mrazek will be fighting on the undercard of the Bernard Dunne vs. Poonsawat Kratingdaenggym bout.
Maloney Not Happy With the British Boxing Board of Control
Promoter Frank Maloney is less than pleased with the British Boxing Board of Control in regards to the John McDermott vs. Tyson Fury. Maloney, who promotes McDermott, wanted the verdict to be overturned by the Board. However, instead all they’ve done is call for a rematch. This leaves Fury as the champion and puts McDermott at a disadvantage as far as the purse goes.
Fury will likely be able to get a 60-40 deal with McDermott getting the smaller amount give that he’ll be the challenger this time around. Maloney also wanted some action taken against Terry O’Connor for his decision, 98-92, which he gave to Fury. However, the Boxing Board opted to keep O’Connor in his Class A Star Referee position.