Fury has to be careful against Rogan that he doesn’t get stopped
By William Mackay: If we’ve learned anything about unbeaten heavyweight contender Tyson Fury (17-0, 12 KO’s) in watching his fights in the past two years it’s that his chin is shaky and it makes him vulnerable even against guys with only medium power. He’s been getting hurt more and more often, and that’s not a good sign as he cruises into his April 14th fight against 40-year-old Martin Rogan (14-2, 7 KO’s) at the Odyssey Arena, Belfast, Northern Ireland, UK.
Fury, 23, can’t afford to have the hard hitting and sneaky quick Rogan land his big bombs on him because Rogan has excellent power with both hands. He reminds me of a cross between South African knockout artists Corrie Sanders and Gerrie Coetzee. Rogan has got excellent power and is especially dangerous in the first six rounds. If you can get that far against him then you have a good chance of beating him , but it’s not easy.
Fury has been hurt in his last three fights alone against Derek Chisora, Nicolai Firtha and Neven Pajkic. Rogan punches as hard if not harder than all of those guys. Chisora has some power but his his low work rate and his tendency to telegraph his shots really takes away from his power in major way. Rogan is a lot more accurate with his shots and he does very well against guys that try and trade shots with him like a Fury. Rogan has only had problems against one fighter in Sam Sexton, who beat Rogan by boxing him from the outside and jabbing. Even then, Rogan had Sexton badly hurt and really should have stopped the guy when Sexton kept turning his back on Rogan in their first fight when he was hurt. If Fury tries to trade shots with Rogan, we could see Fury get put on his back in a big upset. I wouldn’t consider it an upset because Fury is really flawed and his chin makes him even more flawed.
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