Fury wants Povetkin-Boswell winner
By William Mackay: Despite having fought mostly 3rd tier opposition during his brief three year pro career, British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (16-0, 11 KO’s) feels he’s ready to take on the winner of the December 3rd fight between WBA heavyweight champion Alexander Povetkin and his 42-year-old challenger Cedric Boswell. That fight will no doubt be won by the undefeated Povetkin, but that’s not saying a whole lot.
Povetkin isn’t in any rush to take on anyone dangerous right now. But the strange this is Fury thinks he’s ready to take on Povetkin. I think Fury is going to be in for a big surprise when he finally does face someone good. Of course, he won’ be getting a fight against Povetkin.
That’s not going to happen anytime soon. Povetkin has got a number of oldies waiting for him after his fight with Boswell, starting with his number #1 contender Hasim Rahman, 38. After that fight, Povetkin has 49-year-old Evander Holyfield waiting for his shot.
As you can see, Fury is way down in the food chain for a fight against Povetkin. My guess is Fury won’t get a title shot against Povetkin until 2015, if Povetkin can hold onto the title for that long.
Fury said this to Sportsvibe.co.uk: “I’m not thinking about the European [title] anymore. I’m thinking about other things now, bigger things. I want the winner of Povetkin and Boswell. I’m ready to take Povetkin out, no problem, but he has to get past Boswell first. I’m sick of all this talk about there being no great heavyweight fighters. I’m here and I’m 23. I’ll be 17-0 with 12 knockouts ready to fight anybody in the world.”
Fury faces the light hitting Canadian Neven Pajkic on November 12th. Fury should win that fight because Pajkic is a lot smaller than Fury and like I said, he can’t punch. However, I think Fury is kidding himself if he sees himself as the next great heavyweight. He looked hurt on a couple of occasions in his fight against Dereck Chisora last July, and Fury was hurt again by Nicolai Firtha in his last fight in September.
Firtha isn’t known for having much power, yet he had Fury badly hurt and holding on in that fight. I think Fury would be knocked cold by big heavyweights like Robert Helenius, David Price and of course the Klitschkos. He’s too easy to hit and he lacks punching power needed to compete with those guys.
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