The UK heavyweight scene: which will go the furthest?
Richard Towers – Sheffield – 6(4) – 0- 0
Ex convict and 6’8” heavyweight Richard “The inferno” Towers has been boxing his socks off since his debut in June 2009, a points win over Chris Woollas. Towers has knocked out four of six opponents and is going strong, heading for a northern area or English title shot. His only weakness is that five of his six fights have only been two minute rounds, not three minute rounds.
Tyson Fury – Wilmslow, Cheshire – 10(8) – 0 – 0
Tyson Fury is the most known out of the bunch. The mancunian won the English title in controversial style defeating John McDermott by a wide decision. Before this fight Fury seemed like he was destined to become a major domestic champion and even a world champion. His status has gone down since his “win” over McDermott. Will be fighting McDermott in a rematch in May.
Derek Chisora – Finchley, London – 12(7) – 0 – 0
Derek “Del Boy” Chisora is looking for a British title shot against veteran Danny Williams after winning all of his first twelve fights in a wide fashion, including a TKO victory over Commonwealth champion Sam Sexton. His next opponent is yet to be known but is fighting on the Mitchell Vs Katsidis undercard.
Larry Olubamiwo – Hackney, London – 7(6) – 1 – 0
Larry Olubamiwo started his professional career late on at the age of 30. Whether he will be more than a domestic challenger/champion will be found out soon. Larry’s status has gone down recently due to his points loss to Daniil Peret who Tyson Fury dispatched of with ease. Larry is fighting for the Southern area title in May.
Sam Sexton – Norwich, Norfolk – 13(6) – 1 – 0
The Commonwealth champion Sam Sexton is fighting for the British belt on May the 15th against Danny Williams after defeats of Martin Rogan. Sexton seems the most exciting of the bunch due to the wins over Rogan but seems to be limited due to his defeat by Derik Chisora.
Tom Dallas – Chatham, Kent – 9(7) – 0 – 0
Tom Dallas seems to be ready for an English or maybe even a British title shot soon. Dallas hasn’t yet been tested but seems to be fighting great against the journeymen put in front of him
David Price – Liverpool – 5(4) – 0 – 0
David Price. 6’8”. Olympic bronze medallist. Undefeated prospect. Looking great in his first five fights of his career but has so far been untested so it’s hard to know what he is capable of at a professional level.
So who do you pick? Which one is capable of world glory or are none capable? If I had to pick one it would be David Price but he is untested at this moment in time. So who do you choose? Comment and let me know.
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