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Tyson Fury to fight Rich Power on 9/10 on Shobox

Image: Tyson Fury to fight Rich Power on 9/10 on ShoboxBy Sean McDaniel: With two of his previous opponents pulling out of his scheduled September 10th fight, unbeaten Tyson Fury (11-0, 9 KO’s) has a new opponent in 30-year-old unbeaten American heavyweight Rich Power (12-0, 9 KO’s) for their fight at the York Hall, Bethnal Green, London. Dan Rafael is reporting that Power will be Fury’s replacement for Donnell Holmes, who pulled out of the fight recently. Let’s hope that Power makes it to the fight with the 22-year-old Fury. However, Power doesn’t have much in the way of experience aside from wins over little known B level opponents. This may not be an interesting fight for Fury’s first appearance in front of U.S. fans.

Ideally, Fury needs an experienced opponent that can give him some rounds so that he can work on his poor conditioning and give the United States boxing fans a good look at the young 6’7″ Fury. Beating up on some unknown fighter won’t help Fury, and believe me he needs a lot of work after seeing his recent win over Big John McDermott in June. Fury’s conditioning needs to improved if he wants to beat the better heavyweights in boxing. He’s made up his mind that he wants to fight the winner of the September 18th clash between Derek Chisora and Sam Sexton on the Magnificent Seven card.

I don’t think Fury has the stamina or the boxing skills to beat either of those two guys. He needs too much work in too many areas and I see him getting knocked out by either of them. Fury badly needs an American trainer like Emanuel Steward to take interest in training him and to live with him for awhile so he can monitor what Fury is putting in his mouth before and during training. There’s no way he should be looking as soft in the middle as he’s been looking and gaining weight. I think Steward would make a huge difference for Fury, and at least teach him enough to beat the likes of Chisora and Sexton, if nothing else.

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