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Fury sees Klitschko bout three fights away after he faces Pajkic and Povetkin

Alexander Povetkin Tyson Fury Vitali Klitschko Wladimir KlitschkoBy William Mackay: Unbeaten British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (16-0, 11 KO’s) sees a showdown with one of the Klitschko brothers being only three fights away in 2012 after his fight this Saturday night against Neven Pajkic (16-0, 5 KO’s) at the Event City, Trafford Park, in Manchester, England.


Fury told the Daily Star “After this fight I think I’m two fights away from facing Klitschko. I’m improving with every fight so I will be ready in three fights for Klitschko. I’m nearly ready now…Povetkin and then Klitschko are going to have to fight me sooner or later because I’ve got a top ten ranking with the governing bodies. Pajkic is a good fight for me before Povetkin.”

The fact of the matter if the 23-year-old Fury won’t be ready for Wladimir or his older brother Vitali Klitschko in three fights, five fights or 20 fights. The difference in talent between the Klitschko brothers and Fury is mind boggling. To give you an idea of the differences between talent between Fury and the Klitschko brothers just look at Fury’s fights against Dereck Chisora and Nicolai Firtha. Fury was staggered by both fighters, and yet neither of them threw a lot of punches in the fight. And neither of those guys are considered huge punchers like the Klitschkos. If Fury is getting staggered by fringe contenders and/or 2nd tier guys then how in the world will he ever be able to compete with the Klitschkos next year? The reality is Fury won’t. He’ll get spanked when and if the time comes for him to fight one of the Klitschkos. I seriously doubt that Fury can even beat Povetkin, a paper champion. Povetkin does a lot of the same things that British heavyweight John McDermott does in his fights, only better because Povetkin doesn’t run out of gas. He’ll get inside Fury’s reach and wear him down with head shots and take him out. I’d like to see the fight because it would be like witnessing a car crash but I can’t see Fury doing well.

Fury will have no problem with his next opponent, the hand picked Pajkic, but that’s not saying a whole lot.


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