Fury in winnable fight against Pajkic this Saturday
By Scott Gilfoid: Unbeaten British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (16-0, 11 KO’s) has picked a nice easy opponent for this Saturday night against unbeaten Neven Pajkic (16-0, 5 KO’s) at the Event City, Trafford Park, Manchester, Lancashire, England.
On a positive note, Fury looks less flabby than he usually is. He still looks fat, though, and probably could stand to lose another 20 pounds.
Forget about the 34-year-old Pajkic’s record, he’s another soft opponent for Fury, designed to keep 23-year-old Fury unbeaten and on course for his payday fight against one of the Klitschko brothers in the near future.
Pajkic, 6’3”, is slow and best of all, weak and not someone that can put the fragile chinned Fury in danger. He’s a pure boxer but so slow and it’s going to be easy for Fury to dominate and stop this guy. Fury could have faced the dangerous unbeaten Cuban Mike Perez but opted for Pajkic, obviously the much weaker threat.
There isn’t much to look at when you eyeball Pajkic’s resume. It’s pretty much filled with 2nd and 3rd tier opposition, and a lot of journeyman type fighters. His best wins have come against Rafael Butler, Johnnie White, and Jason Gavern. But that’s it as far as recognizable opposition.
It would be so dreadfully sad if Fury was to get a title shot against one of the Klitschkos based on a win over Pajkic.
Fury ought to at least have to fight one 1st tier opponent before getting a title shot, preferably against a top five contender like Robert Helenius. Don’t hold your breath waiting for that to happen. My guess is Pajkic is likely about as good as we can expect from Fury before he gets big payday fight against one of the Klitschkos and gets totally decimated.