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Tyson Fury in disappointing bout against 40-year-old Rogan

Martin Rogan Tyson FuryBy William Mackay: Former British and Commonwealth heavyweight champion Tyson Fury (17-0, 12 KO’s) recently gave up his titles just when unbeaten heavyweight David Price (12-0, 9 KO’s) was on the verge of forcing a fight against him after beating John McDermott to become the 23-year-old Fury’s mandatory challenger for his British title.

Fury waited a couple of weeks after that fight and then gave up both of his titles. Now he’s facing 40-year-old Martin Rogan (14-2, 7 KO’s) on April 14th at the Odyssey Arena in Belfast, Northern Ireland. I know a guy has got to eat and this is fight that will obviously make Fury some money because Rogan has a following in Ireland, but I don’t see it as a fight that will improve Fury any.

Rogan was beaten twice by Sam Sexton in 2009, and has done little since then. There’s really not much point in Fury facing Rogan when he’s already been exposed by Sexton. Fury might as well take on Sexton. That fight isn’t even appealing because Sexton was easily handled by Fury victim Dereck Chisora by a 9th round TKO loss in September 2010. That shows you what a mismatch the Fury-Rogan fight is.

Rogan loses to Sexton, who in turn is beaten by Chisora. And then Chisora is easily beaten by Fury. Rogan is someone that Fury should have gotten out of the way a couple of years ago, but not now. I know that Fury and Rogan attempted to put a fight together last year, but it didn’t happen. He should have given up on that idea because Rogan hasn’t done anything with his career since the losses to Sexton other than beating up on 3rd tier opposition. When you get a fighter that isn’t moving forward with his career like Rogan, you got to ignore that fight and look for guys that are moving upwards rather than just staying in place.

Fury should be facing contenders at the heavyweight level and not wasting time going to Ireland to fight guys that are over 40. That’s not going to help Fury when he gets a fight against one of the Klitschko brothers.


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