Fury stops Pajkic
By Gari Jones: After a tense and exciting three rounds in which Tyson himself hit the floor, it’s Tyson Fury who takes the win in a round three stoppage due to Neven Pajkic being unfit to continue. This fight was expected to go longer than this, but after the first round when both fighters felt each other out.
That took all of three minutes as in the second round it was all guns blazing as Fury and Pajkic both threw caution to the wind and decided to trade. It was Pajkic who scored first blood a 2nd round knockdown where Neven threw a lovely over hand right which caught Fury right on the chin. Fury did very well to get back up and seemed to lose the effects of the punch very quickly.
In the third round it was Fury’s turn, landing several right hands that wobbled Pajkic who despite trying to hold on fell flat onto the ropes and to the canvas. After a standing eight count Fury just kept coming, Pajkic to his credit tried to trade with the big Irishman but Fury was the one landing and again knocked Nejan down to the ground. Nejan was practically throwing himself to the floor as he was so unsteady on his feet but after another standing eight count the fight continued.
Instead of clinging on looking to survive the round Pajkic made the ultimate mistake and tried to stand toe to toe again, after being wobbled some more the ref stepped in and the fight was stopped.
After the fight Pajkic was incredibly angry with the ref, so much he walked up to the ring announcer as Fury was being declared the winner and utter something like “he stopped it too early”. After two knockdowns and being wobbled again the ref made the right call, Fury was more than likely going to put him down again and that would be a TKO ref made right decision.
For those who may complain Pajkic was robbed and the ref stopped the fight too early, he should’ve not traded with Tyson when he too was in trouble and instead looked to survive the round and catch his breath.
Tyson takes the victory but he was once again sloppy, his promoter afterwards claims Tyson will likely be a World Champion on this performance I think not. Tyson always open to big shots, constantly drops his hands and is still learning the technical aspects of the trade, if Vitali or Wladimir were fighting him tonight he would’ve needed stitches and a hospital bed by the end of the night.
I give Tyson 10/10 for excitement never a dull moment when he is id the ring, but this fight could’ve so easily gone the other way if Pajkic had a bit more composure to his game. Tyson will learn and hopefully improve from this, can’t wait for the next fight.
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